Bermuda, an Island of Opportunity for IRM Students

April 7th, 2023 by
Over spring break, a group of insurance and risk management students made Olivet College history by being the first group of Comets to travel to Bermuda. "I've been thinking about this Bermuda travel abroad trip for three years, talking about it for two years, and planning it for about a year. Not many people realize…
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Carter Cappon and Chase Mendham Place Second in Captive Insurance Solutions Essay Contest

March 16th, 2023 by
Congratulations to Carter Cappon and Chase Mendham for placing second in the Captive Insurance Solutions for Today’s Risk Management Challenges essay contest! For the contest, two-person student teams were asked to write an essay describing how and why a captive insurance company could be used as a cost-effective alternative means of alternative risk financing for…
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Olivet College Senior Samuel Vondra Awarded the J.H Blades Scholars London Experience

November 4th, 2022 by
Olivet College senior Samuel Vondra is one of two insurance and risk management students nationwide to have been awarded the J.H Blades Scholars London Experience through the highly competitive Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) internship program. The J.H Blades Scholars London Experience gives Vondra the opportunity to work at Lloyd’s, the birthplace of modern…
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Daniel Ballagh – “Setting Myself Up for My Own Future”

October 28th, 2022 by
For senior Daniel Ballagh, college has been a time of growth. “My experience at OC has played a huge part in me becoming who I am today. When I arrived on campus, I was nervous, reserved, and not extremely confident in who I was. After being here for three full years, I can tell anyone…
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The Insurance and Risk Management Major Takes on Europe

July 28th, 2022 by
Olivet College has one of the country’s top insurance and risk management programs. The expertise of the director of the program Tom Humphreys, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, CIC, assistant professor of insurance and risk management, is what allows this program to flourish. One of the classes offered in the major is a global-learning trip during Olivet…
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Olivet Insurance Students Awarded National Scholarships

June 15th, 2021 by
[caption id="attachment_45929" align="alignright" width="234"] Delaney Peters[/caption] Recently, five Olivet College students were awarded undergraduate scholarships from Spencer Ed — Elizabeth Fisher, Alexis Hanchett, Delaney Peters, Allyson Sears and Zoie Walters. In addition, Elizabeth, Alexis, Delaney and Zoie were also awarded scholarships from the Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA). “Our students work extremely hard, both…
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Meet First-Year Student Amber Ralston

March 22nd, 2021 by
First-year student Amber Ralston has only just begun her college journey but she’s already found her fit on campus as part of the bowling team and Gamma Iota Sigma. She is ambitiously pursuing a double major in financial planning and insurance and risk management, paired with a minor in insurance claims investigation. And, Amber has…
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Meet Sophomore Jessica Barnes, Insurance and Risk Management Major

March 8th, 2021 by
Sophomore Jessica Barnes is an insurance and risk management major from Three Rivers. She is preparing for a career in the claims field and is building her resume with experiences through Gamma Iota Sigma and other clubs on campus. Jessica is grateful for the personal and professional growth she has already built during just two…
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Meet Insurance and Risk Management Alumnus Tony Phillips ’12

January 15th, 2021 by
I enrolled at Olivet College in the fall of 2009 as an undecided major and a member of the football team. After my first semester, I decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in insurance and risk management. During my time at Olivet, I was also a member of the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Gamma…
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Sophomore Macy Gorrell — For the Love of Olivet

November 30th, 2020 by
Sophomore Macy Gorrell is a passionate soccer player and future insurance professional. She is eager to be building her professional network and personal self-confidence as a Comet, thanks to opportunities for relationship-building, traveling, service learning and much more. Hear more about Macy’s decision to become a Comet and life on campus. I visited Olivet during…
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Eric Dawdy ’15 — Gamma Iota Sigma Alumnus of the Year

November 3rd, 2020 by
Eric Dawdy ’15, AINS, CAWC, CIC, CRM, was recently named the Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) Alumnus of the Year during the organization’s annual conference. Eric has been passionate about all things insurance since he was introduced to the industry as a senior in high school. Now, he serves as an underwriting business development consultant at…
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Senior Keenan Roznowski — Constant Growth, Opportunity and Optimism

October 27th, 2020 by
Senior Keenan Roznowski knows he’s exactly where he’s meant to be after a winding journey brought him to Olivet College. He’s preparing to graduate this December with a degree in insurance and risk management. Opportunities to network and grow through Gamma Iota Sigma, the College’s professional insurance and risk management fraternity, have shaped his college…
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Thomas Humphreys Earns Gamma Iota Sigma Faculty Member of the Year Award

October 6th, 2020 by
The Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) Grand Chapter recently hosted its virtual awards ceremony as part of the 49th Annual GIS Conference. The event celebrated the achievements and impact of the 90-plus chapters located at colleges and universities across the country. GIS is an international professional fraternity organized to promote, encourage and sustain student interest in…
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Olivet College MBA in Insurance Students Earn National Spencer Ed Scholarships

September 30th, 2020 by
[caption id="attachment_40568" align="alignright" width="225"] Alyssa Bouchard[/caption] Two Olivet College graduate students recently earned scholarships from the Spencer Educational Foundation. Alyssa Bouchard, CPCU, ASLI, ARM, and Helen Fesser, CPCU, ARM, AINS, are each pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Insurance. Graduate scholarships paired with Olivet College’s tailored program provides a distinct advantage to professional learners.…
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Meet Gamma Iota Sigma President-Elect Zoie Walters

September 28th, 2020 by
Junior Zoie Walters is a double major in insurance and risk management and financial planning. She’s preparing for a career in underwriting, especially through her role as president-elect of Gamma Iota Sigma, the College’s insurance and risk management fraternity. Her passion for the insurance industry has grown exponentially since becoming a Comet, and she’s excited…
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Insurance Students Earn National and Statewide Scholarships

September 21st, 2020 by
[caption id="attachment_36078" align="alignright" width="350"] Dean Failer[/caption] Olivet College insurance and risk management and actuarial science students are racking up the scholarship dollars. Seven students recently earned national and statewide scholarships from Spencer Ed and the Michigan Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA), with two students earning scholarships from both organizations. “Our students work extremely hard,…
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Meet Junior Elizabeth Fisher, Future Underwriter

September 7th, 2020 by
Elizabeth Fisher had close ties to Olivet College before she even became a student, growing up in the Charlotte and Olivet communities. In addition, Elizabeth was a part of the OC high school Insurance Academy. Now a junior, Elizabeth is proud of her accomplishments and pleased to still be a member of the OC family.…
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Olivet College Announces Significant Expansion of MBA Program

August 27th, 2020 by
The program expansion builds on strengths, expands curriculum, features flexible delivery tailored to individuals, and offers convenient and cost-effective options for students and professionals seeking to advance careers. “Your Personal MBA, Tailored to Your Career” OLIVET, Mich. — Olivet College is launching an accelerated and expanded MBA program this fall. The expansion embraces the changing…
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Relationships are the Heart of the College Journey — Sophomore Allyson Sears

August 27th, 2020 by
For sophomore Allyson Sears, relationships have shaped her wonderful experience at Olivet College. She’s a double major in insurance and risk management and financial planning, a Difference Maker, a Global Citizen Honors Program scholar — and best of all, she’s on the path to success. Hear more about Allyson’s college journey. “I grew up in…
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Meet Sophomore Daniel Ballagh

August 27th, 2020 by
Sophomore Daniel Ballagh is a double major in insurance and risk management and financial planning. He’s also a member of the baseball team, the son of an OC alumnus and pursuing experiences to help him build real-world skills. With this perfect combination, Daniel is enjoying his college journey and is confident in his future. “I…
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