Art Lyon Scholarship Created

A new scholarship has been established through the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center at Appalachian State University by individuals who wished to express their appreciation to Art Lyon for his mentorship and extensive contributions to the insurance industry.

“Art is one of the most creative and innovative minds in the industry, whose down-to-earth personality and humility are perfectly complemented by his unwavering ethics and loyalty. Whether you’re an agent, a customer, a coworker or a stranger, everyone that meets Art is treated with the utmost respect,” said Rick Pierce of National General Insurance.

Surrounded by his family and many donors to the scholarship fund, Lyon was surprised with the announcement of this scholarship at an event in the Winston-Salem offices of National General Insurance on October 9, 2018.  "We appreciate the opportunity to recognize Art Lyon and also reward a deserving student with a scholarship," remarked David Marlett, Managing Director of the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center during the October 9 presentation.

 The scholarship will help perpetuate a pipeline of talented young people entering the industry and will be awarded annually to a deserving student in the Risk Management & Insurance program at Appalachian State University. 

Art Lyon Scholarship Presentation
L-R Brantley Center Board Members, Neil Annas and Rick Pierce, Art Lyon and David Marlett

About the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center

The Brantley Risk and Insurance Center in Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business enhances the academic experience by providing space and staff to assist risk management and insurance majors 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. Appalachian is designated a Global Center of Insurance Excellence by the International Insurance Society. Learn more at

Published: Oct 12, 2018 10:16am