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Indiana State Named a Top Sales University

April 14, 2021

SEF Top Sales UniversitiesOur Sales and Negotiations Center continues to build on its successes. Under the leadership and coaching of director David Fleming and Ricky Fergurson the student sales teams continue to excel especially in national competitions.

The SNC has once again been named as one of the top university sales education programs in the latest edition of the Sales Education Foundation’s annual magazine. The magazine also has a feature article by our Professor Emeritus of Marketing, Jon Hawes on the History of Selling in America.


Scott College of Business Accreditation Reaffirmed

April 13, 2021

AACSB logoIt was announced on April 12, 2021 that the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) has reaffirmed its accreditation of ISU’s Scott College of Business.

“The Scott College of Business is an outstanding business school with a strong foundation well positioned for the future,” said Dean Terry Daugherty. “We have remarkable faculty and strong alumni dedicated to the belief that business is a force for good in the world. I am extremely proud of how the faculty and staff within the college came together to purposefully implement changes making this success possible.”

In order to earn and sustain business accreditation, an institution must align with AACSB’s business accreditation standards that focus on mission, strategic management, and innovation; support for learners, faculty, and staff; and thought leadership and societal impact. The college has been continuously accredited since 1980.

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Networks Financial Institute Organizes Influential National Insurance Summit

April 2, 2021

2021 16AIPPS title

The state of Florida’s insurance commissioner and an Indiana congressman will be among the speakers at the 16th annual Insurance Public Policy Summit on Wednesday, April 7.

The event, organized by ISU’s Networks Financial Institute in collaboration with Faegre Drinker, runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET). It is usually conducted in person in Washington, D.C., but will be online-only this year because of the pandemic.

The summit is unique because it brings together national leaders from various segments of government and the insurance industry to discuss pressing issues. This year, transition under the new Biden Administration will be one of those topics.

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State Farm Circle of Influence Speaker - Scott Ingram

March 10, 2021

Scott IngramOn March 9, 2021, Scott Ingram presented The Future of Digital Selling: Lessons from COVID-19 via Zoom. The event was very well attended with 83 students and business professionals taking part. "Remote selling has made relationships more difficult, but at the same time reach has increased because of technology ultimately expanding opportunity."

Scott is founder and CEO of Sales Success Media and as such is the host of the Sales Success Stories and Daily Sales Tips podcasts. He's the author of three books: Sales Success Stories, B2B Sales Mentors and Finding Sales Success on LinkedIn. He's also a quota carrying sales professions, working for the professional services company, Relationship One, as an Account Director. Scott lives with his wife amd two daughters in Austin, Texas where he hosts the Sales Success Summit each October.

Scott Ingram

Scott Ingram's audience

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Close Run Selective Insurance Competition

March 4, 2021

Congratulations to the Insurance and Risk Management team for winning 2nd place in the 2021 Selective College Competition! It was a very close-run competition! The team included IRM majors, Ellei Kay, Zachary Holt, Grace Hicks, Nathan Bromm, Noah Heim, and Anne Bowen.

A huge thank you to the team agency mentor, Scott D. Johnson with Healy Group and Selective Insurance for the opportunity to participate in this fantastic real-world experience!

Ellei Kay, senior IRM major and team leader said this about the opportunity, “Over the past month, our team has learned invaluable information about the insurance industry and the operations required to run a successful insurance agency. The simulation used in the competition has allowed our team to understand the effects that even the smallest decisions can make in a real-world business scenario. We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity awarded to us by Selective Insurance to participate in such a cutting-edge exercise that challenges our business and financial acumen.”

Selective Insurance Competition 2021 team

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Give to Blue Day

March 4, 2021

Give to Blue Day 2021

Thank you all so very much for your support.

Todd Osburn and Caroline Howe; our challengers, Bob Bowen, Steve and Lori Danielson, Joe and Michele Evelo, Terry Daugherty, Don Edwards, John Lukens, Jay and Elizabeth McHaruge, Jack & Joyce Rentschler, Somerset CPA and Advisors, not forgetting Mike and Amy Alley, our donors and everyone who helped make this such a great event.

A total of 2,620 donors gave $1,022,945 to Indiana State. 251 donors gave to the Scott College of Business, raising $122,595. Your contributions will make a difference to our students. Dean Terry Daugherty said that "The day has been truly amazing. I feel very blessed and humbled by the generosity of those that care deeply for the college and university."

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Alumnu Lands Dream Job

February 24, 2021

After graduating from Indiana State University, Dalton Tunis, ’15, has landed his dream job as the business manager, the financial leader, at the North Judson San Pierre School Corporation.

After starting at Indiana State with a sports management major, Tunis changed his major to accounting. Dalton knew he had made the right choice, ““When I transferred to the Scott College of Business, one of my first classes was in accounting, and I loved it and knew it was what I wanted in a career.”

Dalton Tunis

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Gift from Mike and Amy Alley Grows Student Leadership, Professional Development

February 17, 2021

A $250,000 gift to Indiana State University from alumni Mike and Amy Alley will create the Linda Eldred Student Leadership Center and the Michael and Amy Alley Student Professional Development Fellows Program.

The Leadership Center, housed in the Hulman Memorial Student Union within the Office of Campus Life, will support programs for students on leadership development, inclusion, personal and professional growth, and community service. The Leadership Center celebrates Linda Eldred for her leadership and dedication to campus activities and programs during 40 years at ISU. Eldred was advisor to ISU’s Union Board and introduced the Alleys when they were students. 

The Professional Development Fellows Program creates an endowment for professional development opportunities for students in the Scott College of Business. 

Mike Alley earned his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in accounting in 1978. Amy Alley graduated the same year from the Bayh College of Education. Mike spent more than three decades in the banking industry, including serving as President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank, Central Indiana. He founded Patriot Investments in 2002, through which he maintains investment interest in multiple early-stage companies and advisory services. He currently serves on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and several corporate and non-profit boards. Alley also served as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Revenue from 2012-15.

Mike and Amy Alley

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Anne Bowen: My Virtual Internship Experience

February 1, 2021

Anne BowenLast summer, Insurance and Risk Management major Anne Bowen experienced a virtual internship at Arlington/Roe. She writes that “Taking the time to reflect on the experiences I have been afforded and the passion I have for this industry puts into perspective how eager I am to be a professional in this field. Thank you to both Arlington/Roe and Rising Insurance Star Executives (RISE) for highlighting the experiences that a virtual internship can provide to students. I could not be more grateful for my time with Arlington/Roe and the education from Indiana State University - Scott College of Business that has allowed me to jump into countless experiential learning opportunities!”

You can read of Anne’s experience on “Rising Insurance Star Executives