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"Every Second Matters" Distracted Driving Event at Appalachian

As part of a nationwide effort to curb distracted driving, The Travelers Institute will present "Every Second Matters" on the campus of Appalachian State University Tuesday evening, November 7. This interactive event, featuring Keynote Speaker Joe Adelmann, Co-Founder & VP of Operations for TrueMotion will also include a panel of industry professionals moderated by Joan Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute. "We are honored to host this important event at AppState, and look...

AppState Students Visit NCDOI in Raleigh

A dozen Appalachian State University (AppState) Risk Management & Insurance and Actuarial Science majors, along with Professors Jamie Parson and Lori Medders, traveled to Raleigh October 6 to meet with the new NC Department of Insurance (NCDOI) Commissioner Mike Causey and his staff.  During the day the students heard from a panel of key staff to the General Assembly led by Paul Coble.   They learned about the bill writing process, budget development, compliance and legal...
IIANC 120th Annual Convention

AppState RMI Students attend 2017 IIANC Convention

Six Appalachian State University (AppState) Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) majors, along with Brantley Center Director David Marlett and Associate Director Greg Langdon attended the 120th annual IIANC Convention at the Marriott Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC, on September 24-26. The students met many industry professionals at the convention, attended educational sessions and networked with industry professionals from across the region.  (L-R, Greg Langdon, Taylor Barber, Lisa...
AppState Students at Fall 2017 CPCU Shadow Day

Charlotte CPCU Chapter Hosts Fall 2017 Shadow Day

Seventeen Appalachian State University students from the Walker College of Business participated in the Fall 2017 CPCU Shadow Day in Charlotte on Friday, September 15.  This annual event is sponsored by the Charlotte CPCU Chapter and takes place every fall.  During Shadow Day the students were partnered with Charlotte area industry leaders to learn more about internships and professional opportunities within the Insurance industry.  The Charlotte CPCU Chapter also provides...
2017 program participants with Daniel Heinlein '07; the group visited his employ

A Q&A with David Marlett, program leader for life-changing international opportunity to Bermuda, London

This summer, a select group of students traveled to Bermuda to study Risk Management and Insurance (RMI), with a particular focus on risk connected to climate change.This is the third year that students have traveled to Bermuda and the eleventh year of this program, which provides RMI majors the unique opportunity to learn about international insurance markets firsthand.The study abroad program is part of a full-semester course titled International Insurance...

AppState's RMI Program Named a Global Center of Insurance Excellence

Read the full story and announcement from the WCOB website: the complete list of worldwide 2017 GCIE schools here:

2017 AppState Brantley Center - Liberty Mutual Golf Tournament Another Success

Thanks to title sponsor Liberty Mutual, and more than 3 dozen sponsor organizations, 150+ golfers and countless student, alumni and friends, volunteers, the 2017 AppState Brantley Center - Liberty Mutual Golf Tournament was another tremendous success. "Sponsor payments are still coming in and we expect to net $47,000 through the 2017 golf tournament," says Brantley Center Director Dr. David Marlett.  "We greatly appreciate the substantial contributions from our donors and from the...

AppState RMI Majors Attend 2017 Big I Legislative Conference

Dr. Marlett lead a group of 5 AppState RMI majors to the 2017 Big I Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 3 - 5.    View the full story and photos here:

Dr. Epermanis Receives SGA Outstanding Business Professor Award

Dr. Karen Epermanis (Dr. E) recently received an award from the AppState SGA.  Read the full story here:

AppState RMI Seniors Recognized at 2017 WCOB Honors Convocation

 Four AppState RMI Seniors were honored at the 2017 Walker College of Business Honors Convocation in front of faculty, family and friends on April 21: Top Finance student:  Jarrett JacuminTop RMI students:  Aristotle Moulopoulos and Vance LangdonPruett Award:  Cecilia Yanez                                                        ...