b'DISTINCTIVE TRULASKEPROGRAMSVASEY ACADEMYThe Vasey Academy, established in 1997, provides talented underresourced students from urban areas* with various opportunities to achieve academic success at Mizzou. Through a carefully designed set of mentoring experiences and exposure to corporate executives, students create the foundation for their professional network while learning more about the business world.*An area with a population of 5,000 or more than 2,000 housing units, per U.S Census and State of Missouri definitions (MCDC, 2023; U.S. Census Bureau, 2023).THE MISSOURI METHODAt Trulaske, students spend time in classrooms, of course, learning from exceptional business faculty and industry leaders, but they also spend time out there, learning by doingthe Missouri Method. Fundamentally, this means putting students in the middle of business itself. Students explore the prospect of global expansion, use cutting-edge tools and techniques to develop customer relationships, audit a lease agreement between landlord and tenant, and invest in high-growth start-up companies.1515'