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Finance, Banking and Insurance Archive

Appalachian business faculty and staff honored for excellence

BOONE—Four faculty members and one staff member in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business have received the 2014 Sywassink Award for Excellence. The award recognizes excellence in teaching, service, research and contributions by a non-tenure track faculty member and a staff member.

Former Vietnam refugee pursues American education and dream

BOONE—“Knowledge is one thing no one can ever take away from you.”

Those are the words of Brian Pham, a senior actuarial science and finance double major at Appalachian State University who once lived in refugee camps.

Insurance symposium addresses challenges in the residential property insurance market

BOONE—University students, faculty, regulators and industry leaders met in May at the Residential Property Insurance Symposium to discuss current problems and trends and to identify solutions for the residential property insurance market.

Risk management and insurance students visit highway safety institute and nation’s capital

BOONE—A 50-mph test crash of a Volkswagen Jetta and discussions with U.S. legislators provided Appalachian State University students with an in-depth look at the multi-faceted risk and insurance industry.

Students take top honors at North Carolina CFA Society Research Challenge

BOONE—For the second year in a row, a team of undergraduates from Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business has won the North Carolina Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society Research Challenge.