Career Development Center Named in Honor of BrickStreet

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Fairmont State University Career Development Center officially will be named the BrickStreet Career Development Center during a ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 29, to honor the BrickStreet Foundation for its commitment to funding scholarships for FSU students.

“BrickStreet is a great partner with Fairmont State University, and BrickStreet’s generous donation of a million dollars will provide scholarship dollars for a number of West Virginia students for many years to come,” said FSU President Maria Rose. “We are honored to name the Fairmont State University Career Development Center in honor of BrickStreet to acknowledge BrickStreet’s commitment to the success of our students.”

Greg Burton, Chief Executive Officer of BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Company, and H. Skip Tarasuk Jr., Special Projects Consultant for BrickStreet, will be honored by FSU President Maria Rose and Fairmont State Foundation President RJ Gimbl during a recognition ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Career Development Center, which is located in Room 222 of the Turley Student Services Center.

“We launched the BrickStreet Foundation in 2012, and since then it has been instrumental in donating to many worthwhile causes,” said Burton. “We’re proud to support the Fairmont State University Career Development Center with their efforts to provide opportunities for students for many years to come.”

Representatives from BrickStreet and the Fairmont State Foundation, Career Development Center staff and other members of the campus community are invited to attend the event.

“The Fairmont State Foundation is excited that BrickStreet, because of its transformational gift, can be recognized on campus through the renaming of the Career Development Center,” Gimbl said. “Students from all across campus participate in opportunities provided by the center, and it is fitting that BrickStreet be honored in this way because of BrickStreet’s commitment to student scholarships.”

The Career Development Center’s mission is to increase career readiness among FSU students. The center includes Career Services, Civic Engagement and Student Employment. Career Development Center staff members are Amy Drvar, Director; Miwa Edwards, Student Employment Advisor; Meagan Gibson, Career Counselor; and Brenda Cain, Administrative Secretary Senior. Staff members meet with students individually or in a group setting to address their career counseling needs. The staff coordinate civic engagement and service learning for the campus, offering professional development opportunities that are mutually beneficial to students, the community and the University. Staff also assist students in gaining part-time work on campus or in community service jobs off campus. One-on-one assistance is available in job searching and applying to jobs. For more information, visit

The BrickStreet Foundation exists to invest in and realize BrickStreet’s corporate responsibility to support the well-being of local and regional communities where BrickStreet and its subsidiaries conduct business. For more information, visit

The mission of the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., is to support, through ethical stewardship, the mission of Fairmont State University. The Foundation will identify, establish and cultivate meaningful relationships with FSU alumni, as well as potentials and existing funding constituencies to meet contributor needs while securing funds and supporters for priority objectives identified by the FSU Board of Governors. For more information, visit