Spring 2013 Newsletter

A View from Outside
By Larry Hershberger, Director

Larry Hershberger

Since it was established some nine years ago, the Vaughan Institute has experienced sustained growth of its various programs and activities. The result being that as of spring 2013 commencement, 186 students will have graduated with the Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) Certificate. The certificate recognizes the successful completion of a rigorous academic curriculum comprised of RMI and elective courses. Read more…

David Blankenship at the Vaughan Etiquette Dinner

AEGON Mentors Share Real World Experiences

Over the past four years, 16 AEGON/ Transamerica employees have participated in the Vaughan Institute mentoring program.

Ty Leverty

Leverty: A Leader for RMI and Tippie College

Associate Professor of Finance Ty Leverty has been tapped for several important leadership roles in the Tippie College of Business.


New BAIS Major Pairs Well with RMI Certificate

Tippie's Management Sciences department has added a new major that focuses on using data to analyze and improve business practices.

Tippie Dean Sarah Gardial

Meet New Tippie Dean Sarah Fisher Gardial

In an interview with the Des Moines Business Record, Dean Sarah Gardial discusses her new job and the challenges facing the College.

Meet the Institute's Young Alumni Board

The Vaughan Institute is proud to present its very own Young Alumni Board! Recent graduates of the Institute came together with unbridled enthusiam for their first meeting in the summer of 2012.

Gaining a Global Insurance Perspective

The London Risk Management in a Global Economy course offered students an exceptional opportunity to gain a global perspective of the risk management and insurance industry.

Golfers-Raise Funds for a Good Cause!

Golfers, have fun while raising funds to benefit the Vaughan Institute. On Thursday, May 16, the Greater Quad Cities Risk and Insurance Management Society will hold a fund raiser for the Institute at the Geneva Golf and Country Club in Muscatine. Contact hal.larson@kentww.com for more information. Also, the 7th Annual Dana Ramundt Insurance Education Golf Outing will be held August 22, 2013, at Finkbine Golf Course. Over $95,000 has been contributed to students studying risk management and insurance. Contact dramundt@thedanaco.com for more information.

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