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Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program


Each year, RIMS sponsors a group of outstanding students studying risk and insurance management to attend the RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition. RIMS provides airfare, hotel expenses, registration, and a small stipend for these students. In 2015, RIMS will sponsor 30 students to attend the RIMS Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans.

The selection process includes nomination by a department head of a university or college and a review of the nomination and support materials by the RIMS Student Advisory Council. These nominations and all supporting material are to be sent electronically to The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 9, 2014, 5pm EST.

Nomination Information

History of ABSIP

The RIMS Student Involvement Program was initiated as a pilot program at the 1987 Annual Conference in New Orleans. Due to the overwhelming success of this project, a standing committee was created, and the program has become a permanent part of the RIMS Annual Conference. In 1997, the name was changed to the Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program to honor the late Anita Benedetti, former Deputy Executive Director of the Risk and Insurance Management Society. Inc. (RIMS) and President of the Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc.

2014 Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program Participants

  • Alex J. Andrews, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Megan Angstadt, University of Georgia
  • Brian Baker, University of Georgia
  • Angela Beebe, University of North Texas
  • Alyssa Bouchard, Appalachian State University
  • Alisa Callaway, University of North Texas
  • Aubrey Colyer, Ball State University
  • Steven Costa, Temple University
  • Brandon Dombroski, University of Hartford
  • Britain Dooley, Florida State University
  • Kolby Dougherty, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Paul Dunne, LaSalle University
  • Sean England, University of Mississippi
  • Michelle Godbey, Illinois State University

  • Rogelio C. Hernandez, St. Mary's University
  • Emily Herron, Ball State University
  • Kyle Jeziorski, Saint Joseph's University
  • Martin L. Leicht, Temple University
  • Wesley McDaniel, Appalachian State University
  • Logan Mendenhall, Indiana State University
  • Christopher Mohler, Butler University
  • Bailey Noone, St. John's University
  • Patrick O'Brien, Illinois State University
  • Jeremy Perlman, St. John's University
  • Ali Rosenberg, University of Iowa
  • Jessica Rosser, West Virginia University
  • Lee Tatum, Troy University
  • Jordan Thomas, Butler University
  • Jeff Verhoeven, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Lindsey Warren, Eastern Kentucky Universit


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