A group of twenty students studying risk management and insurance (RMI) was able to learn a new skill during a tutorial hosted by the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center - golf! Students spent the evening learning skills in swinging, putting, chipping, and golf etiquette. The group was able to take advantage of the excellent “swing room” facilities of the AppState Golf program on campus. The sessions were taught by AppState Golf Coach Alan Cress, Finance Professor Harry Davis, Finance Professor Justin Cox, and AppState RMI alumnus Casey Sutton of Principal Financial Group.
Golf is an important part of business culture within the insurance industry and the larger business environment in the United States. The purpose of the event was to give students will little exposure to the game and the opportunity to build basic skills in golf. We hope these newfound skills will allow students the chance to take advantage of future networking and business opportunities, or even find a newfound passion for the game.
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 with opportunities for scholarships, 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.