Alumni & Parent Programs

Laura Slusser Yurs '98

Joseph Irwin Sweeney Alumni Service Award, 2007

LauraWhile a student at Butler, Laura Slusser Yurs studied finance. She was also a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and the business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi.

Throughout her years at Butler, Laura received many awards from the College of Business Administration. She was also named one of Butler's Top 100 students in 1997 and 1998 and was a recipient of the Blue Key award.

Since graduating in 1998, Laura has gone on to become the majority owner and president of Earth Images, Inc., a W/DBE-certified specialty subcontracting firm based in Greenwood, Ind. Earth Images performs seeding, sodding, erosion control and landscaping for commercial building projects, the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Commonwealth of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Laura's company donated erosion control materials for the construction of the Fairbanks Center for Communication and Technology, the Robertson Hall renovations and the re-construction of the Butler Bowl.

As an alumna, Laura has been active in the Young Alumni Council. She has contributed to the university through the Butler Fund, the College of Business Administration fund, and the Class of '98 Gift Fund. She also sponsors the Earth Images, Inc. Scholarship. Through her company, she contributes to the Thomas and Cecilia Slusser Business Scholarship. In 2005, Laura was recognized as one of Butler's 50 under 50.

Laura married Butler alumnus Kevin Yurs '98 in September 2002. They have one son, Michael, and are expecting their second child this fall.

Updated 2007