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2016-17 RMI Scholarship Recipients Announced

2016-17 RMI Scholarship Recipients

EKU Risk Management and Insurance is pleased to announce scholarship recipients for the 2016-17 academic year. Through the generosity of donors and industry partners, various scholarship opportunities ranging from $400 to $3,000 per academic year are awarded to students in the Risk Management and Insurance program.

Cody Gilliam 'Aces' RMI Golf Outing

Hole-in-one winner Cody Gilliam (center) with his team

EKU’s College of Business and Technology’s Risk Management and Insurance program hosted their 26th annual golf outing at Arlington Golf Club on September 8, 2016.

Hood-Hopkins Leads Workshop on Marketing to Millennials

Dr. Karen Hood Hopkins (photo credit: Jason Burt)

Dr. Karen Hood Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Marking, knows what millennials want. Her expertise has garnered an invitation from Kentucky Farm Bureau to lead a workshop at their annual meeting on Sept 21st at Belterra Resort in Florence, Ind.

Alumni Spotlight: Anthony Rudd

Anthony Rudd

Looking back on my time at Eastern was GREAT and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Never would I have thought, that Fortune 500 companies would be in competition for ME!

Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Wesley

Kevin Wesley

I'm Kevin Wesley, I graduated EKU with a degree in RMI in December 2015. Switching my major to RMI was one of the best decision I made for my career. Upon graduation I had numerous job interviews and many positions offered to me, but none of them felt right for me. I had job offers in different fields such as claims, underwriter, owning an agency, and selling life insurance.

Alumni Spotlight: Chuck Wood

Chuck Wood (3rd from left)

My experience so far in the insurance industry has been overall great. Honestly it started out a little rough. I took a job working for a State Farm agent right out of school. The job was not for me. So I began searching for a different position in the industry and found Tower Hill. The position I took was Renewal Underwriter I.

2017 Frostbite 5K set for Jan. 28

FrostBite 5K logo

EKU's Risk Management and Insurance program is already looking forward to the start of the Spring Semester 2017 with their annual Frostbite 5K!

Kentucky Medal of Honor Presented to Ron House

Ron House (center front row) surrounded by previous Medal of Honor recipients.

On Wednesday, May 18th, Ron House, LUTCF, CSA, MA of Richmond, was awarded the Kentucky Medal of Honor by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors-Kentucky during their annual convention and state sales summit. The event was held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Lexington.

Gao Receives 2016 Dyer Excellence in Teaching Award

l-r: Drs. Dyer, Gao, and Dean Erekson

EKU's School of Business is pleased to announce the recipient of the Twelfth Annual Jack L. Dyer Excellence in Teaching Award. The recipient for 2015-16 is Dr. Siwei Gao, Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance.

Nominations for the award were made by School of Business department chairs and reviewed by a three-member Selection Committee.

EKU Risk Management and Insurance Students Learn from the Best at Lloyd’s in London

EKU Risk Management and Insurance Students at Lloyd's International

Six Risk Management and Insurance students, accompanied by Debbie Ellis and Carol Jordan, traveled to London, England Marach 11-17, 2016. 

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