Upcoming Events

Oct. 14, 2020 | Alabama I-Day

Alabama Insurance Day

Alabama Insurance Day (I-Day) returns on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. This 37 year industry tradition presents world class speakers while providing education on a variety of topics.

Insurance… The Essential Business will be presented as a Virtual, CE event.  Continuing education credit is available for Insurance Agents along with CLE and CPE credit for Attorneys and CPAs.  Additional information is provided under the Continuing Education tab on the website at www.alabamaiday.org.

Profits from I-Day provide scholarships and other benefits for students enrolled in the Insurance & Financial Services, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science programs at the University of Alabama.

FUTURE I-DAY DATES:

October 13, 2021        October 11, 2023

October 12, 2022        October 9, 2024

WHEN: October 14, 2020 – 9:30 AM – 2:45 PM

WHERE: Virtual

Student Registration

I-Day and the virtual Career Fair are free for Culverhouse students.

Industry Registration

Visit alabamaiday.org for registration and a full list of speakers.

For more information: jennifer@goproeventsolutions.com


Oct. 20, 2020 | Actuarial Meeting

SPEAKER: Arthur Randolph, FCAS, MAAA of Pinnacle Actuarial Resources

TOPIC: TBA

LOCATION: Virtual

TIME: 6:30 PM


Nov. 10, 2020 | AIS Meeting

SPEAKER: Timothy Fletcher, Vice President, Senior Emerging Issues Specialist of GenRe

TOPIC: TBA

LOCATION: Virtual

TIME: 6:30 PM


Nov. 2020 | Virtual Field Trip: Willis Towers Watson

TIME: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

MORE DETAILS TO COME


Jan. 19, 2021 | AIS Meeting

SPEAKER: C. Dennis Hughes, Attorney At Law at Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, LLC

TOPIC: TBA

LOCATION: TBD

TIME: 6:30 PM


Jan. 28, 2021 | Actuarial Meeting

SPEAKER: Lee Bowron, FCAS, MAAA, Partner at Kerper and Bowron LLC

TOPIC: TBA

LOCATION: TBD

TIME: 6:30 PM


Feb. 9, 2021 | AIS Meeting

SPEAKER: Danny Bentley, President at BrightBenefits

TOPIC: TBA

LOCATION: TBD

TIME: 6:30 PM


Feb. 23, 2021 | Actuarial Meeting

SPEAKER: Scott Huisinga, FSA, MAAA, Actuarial Analyst at Allstate

TOPIC: TBA

LOCATION: TBD

TIME: 6:30 PM


Mar.  2021 | Sponsor Recognition Banquet

SPEAKER: TBA

TOPIC: TBA

LOCATION: TBD

TIME: TBA


Mar. 25, 2021 | Actuarial Meeting

SPEAKER: Nicholas Zito, FSA, MAAA, CERA, Actuary at Unum

TOPIC: TBA

LOCATION: TBD

TIME: 6:30 PM


Apr. 8, 2021 | Actuarial Meeting

SPEAKER: Corinne Anderson, FSA, MAAA, CERA, Annuity Product Manager at Protective Life

TOPIC: TBA

LOCATION: TBD

TIME: 6:30 PM


Apr. 13, 2021 | AIS Meeting

SPEAKER: Skip Cooper, President at AmWINS Group

TOPIC: TBA

LOCATION: TBD

TIME: 6:30 PM

RMIAS Newsletter [ARCHIVE]

The RMIAS Newsletter is published at the end of the fall and spring semesters and contains the latest news about our programs and events, faculty, advisory boards, student organizations, and other related news.

IRMAS Newsletter | Spring 2018

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IRMAS Newsletter | Fall 2015

IRMAS Newsletter | Aug 2014 – May 2015

Insurance Disruption on Display at Alabama I-Day | October 23, 2018

Alabama Insurance Day returned to the University of Alabama campus on Wednesday, Oct.10, 2018. The 35th annual conference attracted hundreds of industry professionals, students and guests for insights on current trends and challenges in insurance and risk management.

Read more at Culverhouse News.

Culverhouse Students Awarded International Recognition | October 10, 2018

Nine Culverhouse insurance and risk management students traveled to Chicago last weekend to attend the 47th Annual Gamma Iota Sigma International Conference where they were presented with four chapter awards. The group was recognized for their success in managing one of the oldest chapters of Gamma Iota Sigma. The University of Alabama’s GIS chapter received the Well-Rounded Chapter Award and three International Chapter Awards for alumni relations, chapter management, membership development.

Read more at Culverhouse News.

IRMAS Student Awarded AIIA Scholarship | September 12, 2018

Alabama Independent Insurance Agents in Birmingham, Alabama recently awarded Culverhouse College of Business student Elizabeth Peplinski with their highly competitive scholarship.

Read more at Culverhouse News.

UA’s Risk Program Receives Industry Designation as Global Center of Insurance Excellence | July 11, 2018

The University of Alabama has been awarded the Global Center of Insurance Excellence (GCIE) designation by the International Insurance Society (IIS) for its exceptional risk management and insurance program. UA’s Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science (IRMAS) program is among just 29 programs worldwide to receive the honor.

Read more at Culverhouse News.

Culverhouse Professor Selected as Huebner Panelist | Apr 23, 2018

Dr. George Zanjani, Frank Park Samford Chairholder in Insurance, was selected as a panelist for the S.S. Huebner Foundation Doctoral Colloquium. This selection is a real honor and credits Zanjani as a prominent researcher in his field of economics.

Read more at Culverhouse News.

Culverhouse Names 2018 Bickley Innovation Award Winners | Apr 16, 2018

Dean Kay Palan awarded Sarah Boudoin and Dr. David Mothersbaugh the 2018 John S. Bickley Innovation and Creativity Award from Culverhouse College of Business during the annual Faculty & Staff Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 13 at the Dinah Washington Culture Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa.

The John S. Bickley Innovation and Creativity Award, instituted in 2006 and named in honor of emeritus professor of insurance, Dr. John S. Bickley, honors individuals who have demonstrated innovation and creativity to further excellence within Culverhouse.

Sarah Boudoin, a sophomore from Hoover, AL, and Dr. David Mothersbaugh, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, were recognized for their ingenuity in creating Sophomore LAUNCH, a weeklong “boot camp” designed to accelerate the careers of Culverhouse sophomores, which was held January 22-26. Throughout the week of Sophomore LAUNCH, students were able to attend sessions that highlighted various business majors and minors, receive internship and career advice, and get course advising for the summer and fall 2018 semesters.

Sarah brought the idea to the dean’s office during the fall semester and worked diligently with Dr. Mothersbaugh to bring the vision to life. “I am beyond humbled to have received the John S. Bickley Innovation and Creativity Award,” Boudoin said. “Bringing the Sophomore LAUNCH week to life was an incredible journey and I cannot wait to continue pursuing my passion for undergraduate programs.”

AIS President Honored with 2018 Bickley Student Award | Apr 05, 2018

Laura LePere is the recipient of the 2018 John S. Bickley Award from Culverhouse College of Business in recognition of her academic achievements and civic engagement. She was presented with the award during the economics, finance, and legal studies department’s 2018 Honors Day Ceremony on Wednesday, April 4 at the Tuscaloosa River Market.

Dr. John S. Bickley, emeritus professor of insurance and founder of the International Insurance Society, was a legendary leader and well recognized for his contributions to academia and to the insurance industry. Named in his honor, the John S. Bickley Award recognizes a University of Alabama student studying in insurance, risk management and actuarial science who is an outstanding citizen of the University, especially the IRMAS Program. The award recipient is elected by the John and Mary Louise Loftis Bickley Endowed Teaching Professor of Insurance & Financial Services.

LePere, a native of Westfield, Indiana, graduated on May 5 with an undergraduate degree in finance and specializations in insurance and actuarial science. Since freshman year, she has served on the board of directors for Alabama Insurance Society and has held numerous officers positions within the student organization, including serving as President this year.

“I am extremely honored and elated to receive the John S. Bickley Award. Being part of the University of Alabama and IRMAS program these past four years has been an amazing experience. I am so thankful for my professors and peers who have been unrelenting in their support of me,” said LePere.

IRMAS Student Travels to DC for NAHU Conference | Apr 03, 2018

Joseph Pronti recently traveled to Washington, DC for the National Association of Health Underwriters Capital Conference. He was selected by the Alabama Association of Health Underwriters for a three-day all-expense paid trip to the nation’s capital, touring the city and meeting with state legislators about the latest issues in healthcare reform.

Read more at Culverhouse News.

Read his personal reflection on our Facebook Page.

Culverhouse hosts Risk Manager Shari Natovitz | Oct 14, 2017

The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce was among 27 schools that were awarded a grant by The Spencer Education Foundation to host a risk manager in residence. For nearly 20 years, Spencer Educational Foundation has been bringing risk managers into the classroom so that students can hear about the profession first-hand.

Read more in the Fall 2017 Newsletter.

Risk Management Experts Convene in Tuscaloosa for Alabama I-Day 2017 | Oct 12, 2017

The annual Alabama Insurance Day (I-Day) took place Wednesday, Oct. 11 in the Bryant Conference Center on The University of Alabama campus. The 34-year-old tradition celebrated its 11th year on the UA campus and featured multiple keynote speakers and a career fair for participating UA students.

Read more in the Fall 2017 Newsletter.

Culverhouse Seniors Awarded Prestigious Insurance Scholarships | Oct 03, 2017

Three students in the University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration have received significant scholarships to promote their entry into careers in the insurance industry in the state of Alabama.

Read more in the Fall 2017 Newsletter.

Eleven Students Attend Insurance Fraternity’s 46th Annual Conference in Dallas | Oct 01, 2017

Eleven members of the University of Alabama’s Epsilon chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma attended the fraternity’s 46th Annual International Conference from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.

Read more in the Fall 2017 Newsletter.

Dai-ichi Life Visiting Scholar Featured in Crimson White | Sept 21, 2017

While some students cross the Black Warrior River to get to The University of Alabama, one visiting scholar crossed the Pacific Ocean to do the same. From Tokyo to Tuscaloosa, a rising employee of a prominent Japanese insurance company recently began his scholar in residence program at the University.

Read more at The Crimson White.

IRMAS Program Review | 2006 – 2015

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