To celebrate 30 years in business, Zasio Enterprises, Inc. gifted a scholarship to the San José State University Masters in Archives and Records Administration (MARA) Program in 2017. CEO Kevin Zasio presented the program with a scholarship to support the efforts of graduate students hoping to advance their education in the field.

This year, Katherine “Katie” Kuryla received the 2018 Zasio “Future Leaders in Information Management” scholarship. Katie is a MARA student with an outstanding academic record, and she’s been a student assistant since 2017. Katie is responsible for MARA’s Fall 2017 Jobs Survey and she handles the program’s social media along with a variety of other duties.

Zasio is excited to see where Katie’s records management journey takes her and is proud to support such a bright and enthusiastic student of RIM. Kevin and his team are passionate about Information Governance and the fields it encompasses. They believe the world needs more bright minds and innovative thinkers in the industry, like Katie.

Zasio, a records management and Information Governance software and consulting company, was founded in San José in 1987. Since the company achieved three decades in the industry, Kevin returned to his roots to gift the scholarship to the community that first supported it.

“Because almost every business creates, uses, stores, and disposes of data, and must adhere to evolving laws and regulations, there’s never been a greater need for talented, driven students,” Kevin said. “As more records are stored digitally, Information Governance expertise is vital for businesses success. It’s an honor to give back to the students at SJSU, who have the potential to give those businesses confidence in records management.”

There are currently 24 iSchool scholarships available to students at SJSU, providing more than $27,000 in financial assistance every year. iSchool scholarships are donated by faculty, students, and alumni, and they’re awarded based on academic merit.