Carolinas RIMS Chapter Again Supports Appalachian RMI Program

At their December 2019 Holiday Social in Charlotte, the Carolinas Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS) chapter officers made another $15,000 financial contribution to the Appalachian State Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) program.   Appalachian’s Brantley Center Director David Marlett, along with Gamma Iota Sigma Rho chapter officer Jason Garfinkle accepted the check from Carolinas RIMS chapter officers.  Students and faculty from UNC Charlotte were also present for the social.

“We appreciate the continued support from the Carolinas RIMS Chapter,” added Dr. David Marlett.   “Their annual contributions encourage our AppState students to engage with risk management and insurance professionals and enhance experiential learning.”

2019 Carolinas RIMS Holiday Social

(Carolinas RIMS chapter officers, UNCC and AppState faculty and students at the December 2019 Holiday Social)


About the Brantley Risk & 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. Learn more at

Appalachian's Risk Management and Insurance Program is the sixth largest in the country according to Business Insurance magazine. The college's Brantley Risk and Insurance Center, founded in 1988 with support from the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, supports research and faculty development, assists the insurance industry in the design and delivery of training and continuing education programs, and facilitates interaction between students, faculty and the professionals in the insurance industry. Appalachian is designated a Global Center of Insurance Excellence by the International Insurance Society. For more information about the Center, visit .

2019 Carolinas RIMS Holiday Social
Published: Dec 9, 2019 2:25pm