Building Tomorrow's Insurance Leaders

The primary goal of the Brantley Center is to develop the strongest possible program in risk management and insurance, consistent with the mission of the Walker College of Business. Input from the insurance industry is provided by an advisory board.


Specific objectives of the Center are as follows:

  • Involve students with the insurance industry.
  • Assist and provide students with opportunities to participate in professional designation and licensing programs.
  • Encourage involvement by inviting industry leaders to participate in classes and speak to student organizations.
  • Support research and faculty development.
  • Direct research activities toward problems and questions of interest to the insurance industry.
  • Assist the industry in the design and delivery of training and continuing education programs.
  • Help educate the public about the role of insurance in modern life and the function and activities of the insurance industry.

Brantley Center Upcoming Events


Interning at Builders Mutual - Addisyn Sharkey

This past summer I had the opportunity to intern with Builders Mutual Insurance Company as a Claims intern, primarily focusing on Workers’ Compensat...

GIS President, Harlee Hawthorne, attends the GIS Leadership Symposim in Columbus, OH

Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) Rho Chapter—the Appalachian State Risk Management and Insurance Student Group—participated in the nation-wide GIS Leadershi...

Tanner Grail

Fresh Eyes Upon the World of Insurance - Tanner Grail

A Risk Management and Insurance Major, Tanner Grail, wrote the following article regarding his summer internship with Founders Professional:When start...