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RMI Students Attend National Gamma Iota Sigma Conference

EKU students at the 2017 GIS conference in Dallas

This year nine of EKU’s Risk Management and Insurance students took a four day trip to Dallas, Texas to learn the ins and outs of the insurance business.

This conference was open to any RMI student who is a member of the insurance fraternity, Gamma Iota Sigma. Nine students, all RMI majors, attended along with program coordinator Debbie Ellis:

  • Alex Barton from Florence (2019)
  • Tyler Glore from Lexington (2018)
  • Evan Kear from Richmond (2019)
  • Nick Kubala from Richmond (2018)
  • Amy Maloney from Frankfort (2019)
  • Ibrihima Ndieye from Lexington (2019)
  • Noah Shartzer from Louisville (2017)
  • Sarah Smith from Berea (2017)
  • Josh Tolar from Somerset (2018)

The conference was four days full of workshops and meetings that helped students learn all about the insurance industry. Networking was big part of the trip as well. Students attended a large career fair and met with large companies from all over the country. Ellis discussed the strong advantages the students obtained by attending this conference, “The biggest advantage the students had was meeting new people from different universities and networking with industry professionals that taught them about designations, additional licenses, as well different jobs.”

The trip was not all work, however. Students toured AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. They got to walk out on the field and see behind-the-scenes aspects of being a Cowboy. To top off the experience, they threw a party for the students at AT&T Stadium.

Students were able to network with other students from different universities and compare program differences and the opportunities they are given. Ellis also mentioned how nice it was to see the students have such a great time and take advantage of all the opportunities.

Photo caption (l-r): Back-Evan Kear, Noah Shartzer, Josh Tolar, Nick Kubala, Ibrihima Ndieye; Front-Lily (from University of New Mexico), Amy Maloney, Sarah Smith, Alec Barton, Tyler Glore.

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Published on October 02, 2017

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