Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance Spring 2008
In this issue Make a lasting impact with your gift

By contributing resources to the Vaughan Institute, you will help ensure an ongoing positive impact on the future of our students and the risk management and insurance industry. Your gift will provide critical support for the programs and activities of the Institute, including scholarships, funds to send students to conferences, faculty fellowships, research and other operational aspects of the Institute. Your generosity will build on a solid foundation of leadership in education and research within the field of risk management and insurance. 

Droessler, Making History at the Vaughan Institute

Larry Hershberger, Director

Viana Rockel, Associate Director

Tami Baumann, Executive Director of Development

Vaughan Institute Sees Strong Beginning

By Larry Hershberger, Director

Larry Hershberger

It is a pleasure to send you the first Vaughan Institute e-newsletter. The intent of the newsletter is to help keep you abreast of the Institute’s various programs and activities, and to invite you to consider ways that we might partner with you to help meet your needs. We welcome your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions and encourage you to share them with us. We also invite you to visit our website for current information and developments. Read more...

Certificate Gives Graduates an Edge

By Ruth Paarmann

Brian Appleton

When the Vaughan Institute initiated a risk management and insurance (RMI) curriculum spring 2005, Matt Ryan, BBA06, and Brian Appleton, BBA06, were among the first to enroll. The two friends, originally from small towns in Iowa (Ryan and Greely respectively), realized that completing the RMI certificate program could enhance their finance degrees and give them an edge in the job market.

Find out how the RMI Certificate benefited Brian and Matt.

A Curriculum on the Forefront

by J. Tyler Leverty, PhD

Although The Vaughan Institute’s Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) certificate program offered by the Tippie College of Business Department of Finance is less than three years old, youth does provide an advantage. The curriculum is fresh. It was developed with an understanding of the significant changes taking place in risk management. Read more...

Diverse Advisory Board Brings New Insights

by Viana Rockel, Associate Director

The Vaughan Institute Advisory Board held its first meeting on Dec. 1, 2006, and the Board has met twice since then. Each meeting has focused on industry issues and concerns and how the work of the Institute stays attuned to helping respond to them. Each member brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and experience to the Board, which benefits the Institute tremendously. Read more...

Just the Facts

Certificate Enrollment Spring 2008
41 Enrolled to complete the 24-credit hour curriculum
  • 3.22 Average GPA
  • 32 from Iowa
Course Enrollments Academic Year 2007-08
254 Principles of Risk Management and Insurance
52 Corporate Financial Risk Management
29 Property and Liability Insurance
36 Employee Benefit Plans
23 Life and Health Insurance
6 Prior to Academic Year 2007-08
22 Expected Academic Year 2007-08
  11   Fall 2007
  11   Expected Spring 2008