Two Students Honored with NCAMIC Scholarship

8e0f51e8-212f-44bd-8723-26409e8f4306.jpegAppalachian State insurance students secured two of the NCAMIC's three $5,000 scholarships this year, a scholarship which supports accomplished upperclassmen students pursing a career in the insurance industry. The scholarship prioritizes students with financial need and who have made contributions to their community.

Mark Pruitt, a current senior double majoring in Risk Management and Insurance and Finance, and Katie Heeseman, a Risk Management major with a minor in Finance, were selected for the honor. These outstanding students were able to accept their respective scholarships at the NCAMIC's Annual Conference held in Elon, November 8th through 10th where they had the opportunity to sit in on the conference's speakers and discussions and network with area professionals. 

Katie had this to say about her experience "While being the at NCAMIC I was able to sit in on round table discussions and numerous speakers talking about changes in the industry and the ways insurance companies can work better with those in their communities. This was a very educational experience that widened my understanding about the mutual insurance company side of the industry while also allowing me to network with all those that were able to make it to the conference."

The two recipients thank the NCAMIC whole-heartedly for the financial support provided to them as they work to complete their senior years, as well as the opportunity to attend their Annual Conference. 

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. 

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Published: Aug 16, 2023 9:08am