Dr. David Marlett recently accepted his award as the Sun Belt Conference’s Appalachian State Nominee for Faculty Member of the Year. The annual award recognizes a faculty member from each Sun Belt institution who has a passion for teaching, engaging, and inspiring students, while also separating themselves from their peers outside of the classroom by regularly supporting and displaying enthusiasm for student-athletes and the athletics department.
In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities, and his duties in managing the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center, Dr. Marlett has made a point to impact the lives of student-athletes on Appalachian’s campus positively. Since 2021, Dr. Marlett has pushed forward an initiative to engage athletes in discussions around financial literacy as well as the ties between athletics and the insurance industry. Additionally, Dr. Marlett has served many student-athletes as a mentor and advisor as many student-athletes benefit from additional support in developing professional skills and seeking jobs and internships due to their demanding schedules.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Marlett on this recognition!
About the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center
App State maintains the sixth largest insurance program nationally, and has been ranked second in the nation by AM Best, the world’s largest credit rating agency specializing in the insurance industry.
The Brantley Center enhances the academic experience by providing space and staff to assist students interested in the RMI program with networking, job placement and faculty engagement. It provides students opportunities for scholarship, international and domestic travel, and professional designation and licensing programs. The center brings industry leaders to classrooms, fosters research and faculty development, assists the insurance industry with continuing education programs and helps educate the public about the insurance industry.
Learn more at https://insurance.appstate.edu.