Appalachian State Students Recieve Prestigious Spencer Scholarships

Brantley Risk and Insurance Center at Appalachian State University is thrilled to announce the outstanding achievements of its students in securing prestigious scholarships. The Center takes immense pride in recognizing the following exemplary scholars:

  • Hallie Harrington has been awarded the Sedgwick Steven E. Penman Memorial Scholarship, acknowledging her exceptional dedication to academic excellence and commitment to the field of risk management.

  • Hrisha Bhatty has been honored with the Arch Insurance Scholars Program Scholarship, recognizing her outstanding academic achievements and leadership potential in the realm of risk management.

  • Luke Barbaryka is the recipient of the Elizabeth M. Lisle Scholarship, a testament to his exemplary dedication to his studies and contributions to the risk management field.

  • Jade Harlow has been awarded the FM Global Scholarship, celebrating her remarkable talents and promising future in risk management.

  • Omar Gonzalez has been granted the Part-Time Master’s Scholarship, recognizing his commitment to advancing his education while making strides in the risk management industry.

These scholarships not only highlight the academic excellence of the recipients but also underscore the dedication and promise they bring to the field of risk management. Reflecting on this prestigious recognition, the recipients expressed their gratitude and enthusiasm for the opportunities presented to them. 

Hallie Harrington stated, “I am thankful for the opportunity to have financial support and professional guidance from Sedgwick. I am grateful to organizations who invest in the next generation's future.” 

Hrisha Bhatty shared her gratitude, saying, “The Arch Insurance Scholars Program Scholarship is a significant milestone in my journey, and I am thankful for the recognition and support it offers as I strive to make a positive impact in the risk management industry.”

Brantley Risk and Insurance Center at Appalachian State University congratulates Hallie Harrington, Hrisha Bhatty, Luke Barbaryka, Jade Harlow, and Omar Gonzalez on their remarkable achievements and wishes them continued success in their academic and professional endeavors.

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About the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center

The Brantley Risk & Insurance Center enhances the academic experience of business students at Appalachian State University by providing space and staff to assist with networking, job placement preparation and contact with faculty members outside the classroom. It provides students opportunities to participate in professional designation and licensing programs and invites industry leaders to participate in classes and speak to student organizations. It also fosters research and faculty development, assists the insurance industry in the design and delivery of continuing education programs, and helps educate the public about the insurance industry. Learn more at

Published: May 2, 2024 3:25pm