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NFI: News 2017
Indiana State welcomes Class of 2021 Networks Scholars
August 1, 2017
Congratulations and welcome to the nine incoming Indiana State University freshman who have been awarded the Networks Scholarship for 2017.
The Networks Financial Institute Scholarship provides first-year students with full in-state tuition for four years and a $3,000 professional development account. . In total, the scholarship is worth over $33,000 to each student.
Including the Networks, Gongaware, University Honors and President's, there are 19 scholarship students joining the Scott College of Business.
Indiana State welcomes 2017-18 Gongaware Scholars
August 1, 2017
Congratulations and welcome to Katelyn Ertel, Zachary Holt, Ellei Kay and Hunter Stallings, the four freshman scholars receiving the Gongaware scholarship. All are majoring in insurance and risk management.
The Gongaware Center was established in 1998 with a $5 million gift from Donald and Patricia Gongaware for the purpose of developing future leaders in insurance and the financial services industry. The scholarships are currently worth $44,000 over 4 years to each of the scholars.
Pair of Sycamores Credit Indiana State’s Networks Program as Their Launching Pad for Success in the Insurance Business.
July 1, 2017
Erik Andersen, ’09 and Paige Williams, ’10 who participated in the prestigious Networks Professional Development Program work for All Risks Ltd. and have relocated to Denver to help open the new company office. Formed in 1964, All Risks is the nation’s largest independent wholesale insurance broker with more than 850 professionals in 30 locations.
Said Erik, “Paige and I talk about it quite a bit. We were good friends in college, and it is ironic how our paths have come back together here. Indiana State gave both us of a very good foundation. People are amazed by the incredible opportunities ISU provided me.”
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Top Juniors, Seniors Honored
May 19, 2017
The Alan C. Rankin Distinguished Senior Award was presented to: Kelsey Darin, a marketing major; Amanda Lange, an elementary education major from Schnellville, Indiana; Trent Lunsford, a finance major (financial analysis and investment management concentration) from Overland Park, Kansas; and Kyle Varble, an operations and supply chain management major from Rockport, Indiana.
The Richard G. Landini Outstanding Junior Award was presented to: Allison Crick, an accounting and marketing major from Terre Haute; Andrew Hile, a communication major from Indianapolis; James "Jak" Kramer, an insurance and risk management major from Pendleton, Indiana; and Kelly Polacek, a biology major from Cincinnati.
The Hines Memorial Medal was presented to Kelsey Darin, a marketing major, and Bailey Pell, an accounting major from Brazil, Indiana.
Trent Lunsford and Kyle Varble are Networks Scholars, while Allison Crick and James "Jak" Kramer are Presidents Scholars.
The Junior / Senior Award Winners
Will Lehman named RIMS Rising Star of 2017
April 25, 2017
Scott College of Business alumni and Networks scholar Will Lehman was today named as the Risk Management Society’s (RIMS) Rising Star of 2017.
Will graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2014, majored in Insurance and Risk Management with a minor in Sales and Negotiations. He is also certified as a Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).
He currently works at Cook Medical in Bloomington, Indiana as an Insurance Specialist and is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of underwriting data for global Property & Casualty insurance program, loss control, claims management, functional risk management support and contract review.
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Outstanding Junior and Senior Awards go to Networks Scholars
April 12, 2017
Trent Lunsford and Kyle Varble were awarded the Rankin Award for Distinguished Seniors, while Jak Kramer and Allison Crick were awarded the Landini Award for Distinguished Juniors at the recent Outstanding Junior and Senior Awards ceremony.
The Alan C. Rankin Distinguished Senior Award recognizes outstanding men and women of the senior class who have contributed to the betterment of Indiana State University. Award recipients demonstrate dedicated leadership on campus and in community organizations. They show the desire and commitment to improving Indiana State and continue to live up to the ideals and values of Indiana State University. Indiana State students with a 3.25 grade point average and more than 94 credit hours are eligible for the Alan C. Rankin Distinguished Senior Award.
The Richard G. Landini Outstanding Junior Award recognizes men and women for their outstanding achievement and service to their campus and community. Award recipients represent and reflect favorably on the ideals and values of Indiana State University. Students with a 3.25 grade point average and between 63 and 93 credit hours are eligible for the Richard G. Landini Outstanding Junior Award.
Trent Lunsford, Jak Kramer, Kyle Varble and Allison Crick
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12th Annual Ethics Conference Creates Discussion
March 2, 2017
The 12th annual Ethics Conference took place on Wednesday, bringing Indiana State University students together to discuss and learn about ethical topics and issues.
Marc Nichols, Rolls Royce legal counsel and director of Compliance-Americas, spoke about ethics within the business realm and the rest of society.
Nichols titled his speech “Ethics in a Post Truth and Reality TV World.” Nichols spoke about the prominent issue of today — the 2016 election. He made sure to let the audience members know that his speech was not intended to be a political statement, only that ethics is everywhere, especially in politics. He questioned if one’s ethical decision making skills are corrupt, what would that do to one’s political decision making skills?
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What Would You Do?’ is Focus of 12th Annual Ethics Conference
February 17, 2017
The Networks Professional Development Program within the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University will be asking Sycamores "What Would You Do?" at the 12th annual Ethics Conference on March 1 in the Hulman Memorial Student Union.
On the morning of the conference, the 8 a.m. session hosts business professionals in the Wabash Valley as well as State faculty and staff for a corporate keynote breakfast event to listen to Marc A Nichols Esq., legal counsel and director of compliance-Americas at Rolls-Royce North America. Rolls-Royce is a Fortune 500 company providing highly efficient integrated power systems used for aerospace, marine, energy and off-highway applications
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