Gamma Iota Sigma Rho chapter members attend RISE Career Fair

On September 27, 2018, Appalachian State University (AppState) students from the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center participated in the Inaugural RISE Career Fair at Garinger High School.

RISE (Reach Invest Support Empower) is a mentoring program based out of Charlotte, North Carolina which seeks to empower high school students to make good life decisions and develop career aspirations in hopes of overcoming various barriers they encounter.

AppState Gamma Iota Sigma Rho chapter members, Gilberto Ramirez and Manny Tsra joined Travelers commercial underwriter, Ndjo Shosola (Appalachian ‘12) in the business professional’s section where they talked to students about pursuing a career in the insurance industry.

“It was valuable to be able to offer advice and motivate high school students to pursue a college degree”, said Ramirez.

About the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center

The Brantley Risk and Insurance Center in Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business enhances the academic experience by providing space and staff to assist risk management and insurance majors with networking, job placement preparation and contact with faculty members outside the classroom. It provides students opportunities to participate in professional designation and licensing programs, and invites industry leaders to participate in classes and speak to student organizations. It also fosters research and faculty development, assists the insurance industry in the design and delivery of continuing education programs and helps educate the public about the insurance industry. The Brantley Center Learn more at

Appalachian's Risk Management and Insurance Program is the seventh largest in the country. The college's Brantley Risk and Insurance Center, founded in 1988 with support from the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, supports research and faculty development, assists the insurance industry in the design and delivery of training and continuing education programs, and facilitates interaction between students, faculty and the professionals in the insurance industry. Appalachian is designated a Global Center of Insurance Excellence by the International Insurance Society. For more information about the center, visit

Published: Oct 25, 2018 12:10pm