Young alumni featured in Bermuda's Royal Gazette

A group of Appalachian State University young alumni have been featured online by The Royal Gazette, the Bermudian English-language daily newspaper. 

The students-turned-alumni participated in Appalachian's May 13 commencement ceremony, where they earned BSBA degrees in risk management and insurance, and left for Bermuda May 14.

Related: Business students featured during the Walker College's May 13 commencement ceremony

The weeklong trip is part of the Walker College of Business international insurance markets class.

According to the news post, the group gained insight into how Bermuda became one of the world's most important reinsurance hubs.

The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers hosted the students for a one-hour primer on the rise of the reinsurance sector in Bermuda during the last 25 years.

“Helping connect Bermuda to the next generation of insurance industry professionals carries our risk innovation history forward,” said Leila Madeiros, Abir’s deputy director, who led the class.

“We are approaching the 25th anniversary of the reinsurance class of 1993, the real commencement of the modern Bermuda market.”

Bermuda Photo Album

The group was led by Appalachian's IIANC Insurance Professor and Brantley Risk & Insurance Center Director David Marlett.

 View the trip photo album on Facebook.


About the Brantley Center

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. For more information about the center, visit

About the Walker College of Business

The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University delivers transformational educational experiences that prepare and inspire students to be ethical, innovative and engaged business leaders who positively impact our community, both locally and globally. The college places emphasis on international experiences, sustainable business practices, entrepreneurial programs and real-world applications with industry. Enrolling nearly 3,000 undergraduates in 10 majors and nearly 175 graduate students, the Walker College is accredited by AACSB International – the premier global accrediting body for schools of business. Learn more at

About Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Young alumni featured in Bermuda's Royal Gazette
Published: May 19, 2017 12:36pm