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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                                                        ...

AppState RMI students win second place in inaugural PriSim Agency Management Competition

Four AppState RMI Seniors participated in the first PriSim Agency Management Competition held in spring 2017.  Read the full story here:

AppState RMI Students Travel to London During Spring Break 2017

A dozen students in Dr. David Marlett's "International Insurance Markets" class traveled to London on March 11-18.  Read the full story and view the photo album from the WCOB News Page:

AppState RMI Students Selected To Compete for 2017 Spencer RIMS Risk Management National Championship

Appalachian State University's team of RMI Seniors was one of only nine schools to be invited to Philadelphia for the national RIMS convention in April 2017. Read the full story from the RIMS page here: The team from AppState won this event in 2015.  Read the 2015 story here: . ...

Dr. Lori Medders named Freeman Distinguished Professor of Insurance

Read the story from the WCOB about Dr. Lori Medders here:

AppState Brantley Risk & Insurance Center's Executive in Residence, Stuart Powell

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2017 Risk Manager in Residence and Day in the Life of a Renewal programs held at Appalachian State

Robin Joines, Senior VP Risk Management with Sedgwick, was the 2017 Risk Manager-in-Residence at Appalachian State University February 8-10.  During her time on campus she addressed a standing-room-only crowd of Gamma Iota Sigma students and spoke on emerging risks within the industry and career opportunities.  Joines also taught classes on Enterprise Risk & Insurance Management along with the Principles of Risk Management and Insurance classes, Personal Insurance and Commercial...

NCAMIC Presents Scholarships to AppState RMI Majors

The North Carolina Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NCAMIC) recently awarded scholarships to Appalachian State University (AppState) Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) majors.  In a ceremony on campus in Boone in conjunction with the Gamma Iota Sigma Open House, 2017 NCAMIC President Mike Williams of BeachRE presented Juniors Shelby Weatherman and Peyton McAvoy each with a $2,500 scholarship.  This marks the fourth year that NCAMIC has awarded scholarships to AppState RMI...

AppState students compete in first PriSim Agency Management Competition

The PriSim Agency Management Competition kicks off the first week of February, 2017. During the five-week, simulated online competition, teams from top colleges with insurance programs will compete in a business simulation where they will function as the management team running an insurance agency.  The competition is an initiative of InVEST, a school-to-work insurance program.  InVEST is the 501(c)(3) non-profit arm of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. (...
IIANC group photo from convention

AppState Students Attend 2016 IIANC and IIABSC Conventions

IIANC Convention: October 2-4Six Appalachian State University (AppState) Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) majors, along with Brantley Center Director Karen Epermanis, Associate Director Greg Langdon and 2016-17 Executive-In-Residence Stuart Powell attended the 2016 IIANC Convention at the Marriott Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC, on October 2 – 4. The students met many industry professionals at the convention, attended educational sessions and networked with industry professionals from...