NFI: News 2019

MBA Candidate's First Paper

September 10, 2019

Allison CrickCongratulations to MBA Candidate and Graduate Assistant Allison Crick on her first published paper!

“A Review of the Sales Leadership Style and Type Literature with Adaptations for Sales Leadership” co-authored with David Fleming and Concha Allen appears in the Volume 19 No 2 issue of the Journal of Selling published Northern Illinois University. 

The paper examines existing leadership literature to develop a typology that categorizes leadership styles based on two dimensions of employee needs, hands-on/off and transactional/transformational, to identify the optimal leadership style for each salesperson.

SCoB Alumnus and Scholar to Join Indiana State University Board of Trustees

July 19, 2019

Jeff Taylor, ’75, will be joining the board as chair. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He worked 12 years in public accounting for Arthur Andersen & Co. in Indianapolis and Minneapolis. Taylor then joined National Computer Systems Inc. (NCS) in Eden Prairie, Minn., where he was CFO until the company was acquired by London-based Pearson plc in 2000. Taylor was responsible for government and investor relations for Pearson in the U.S. until he retired in 2013. 

Casey Phillips, an operations and supply chain management major, is a President's Scholar, is participating the prestigious Networks Professional Development Program in the Scott College of Business and is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha.

The other appointee is Robert E. Casey Jr., '80. Robert began his career as a police officer in Houston before joining the FBI in 1986. He spent 25 years as an FBI agent, serving in Phoenix, Chicago, Miami, Washington, D.C., and Dallas. His last assignments were in senior leadership positions as deputy assistant director for intelligence at the FBI headquarters in Washington and as the special agent in charge of the Dallas division. Casey retired from the FBI in 2012 and became the head of global security at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis.

Jeff Taylor, Casey Phillips and Robert Casey

Jeff Taylor, Casey Phillips and Robert Casey 

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Networks Students’ Service Project Takes Aim at Sexual Assault

May 14, 2019

Indiana State University students worked to raise awareness of sexual assault recently as part of their yearlong community service efforts.

Their efforts to raise money for the Council on Domestic Abuse Inc. (CODA) emergency shelter in Terre Haute had the biggest impact on students.

"The CODA competition made the biggest impression on me, because it was amazing to see our scholars come together and donate so many goods to our CODA shelter," said Makayla Irish, a sophomore from Terre Haute majoring in operations and supply chain management. "I am so proud of my team and all the hard work they put into the events this year. We reached our goals and impacted many lives in the process."

Networks volunteers

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Princess Starts Her Engine at State

May 1, 2019

Once upon a time, a princess raced onto Indiana State University’s campus, ready to create her own fairy tale. Annie Bowen, a freshman from Terre Haute, Ind., has been selected to serve as a 500 Festival Princess during the 2019 Indianapolis 500 season.

Annie, who is studying insurance and risk management and financial services, is actively involved with the Networks Professional Development Program and the Gongaware Scholarship Program. “Both of these programs have engaged me and challenged me to be a leader, a scholar, and a diverse student through opportunities such as internships and weekly seminars with the other scholars who have become my second family,” she said. “This program is one of the top reasons why Indiana State is my dream school.”

Annie Bowen

Annie Bowen

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Rankin Distinguished Senior Awards

April 24, 2019

It seems we can't but help posting about our very talented students. Allison Crick (Accounting & Marketing), Katie Sullivan (Finance), and Jak Kramer (Insurance & Risk Management) along with Andrew Case (Communication) are the 2019 Rankin Distinguished Senior Award recipients.

The Alan C. Rankin Distinguished Senior Award recognizes outstanding men and women of the senior class who have contributed to the betterment of Indiana State.

2019 Rankin Distinguished Senior Award

Allison Crick (Accounting & Marketing), Katie Sullivan (Finance), Jak Kramer (Insurance & Risk Management), and Andrew Case (Communication) 

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Networks Scholar Among Hines Memorial Medal Recipients

April 23, 2019

The Scott College of Business is represented by the outstanding Allison Crick (Accounting and Marketing). The other award winners were Britney Arnold (Nursing), Gabrielle Comelleri (English), Harjas Singh (Biology), and Courtney Swanson (Psychology). The Hines Medal is awarded to the students with the highest cumulative grade point average during the pursuit of a bachelor's degree.

Allison Crick receives Hines Medal

Allison Crick receiving her Hines Medal

Blue is Opportunity: Kyle Varble

March 18, 2019

Kyle Varble is a 2017 Indiana State graduate, currently working at Rolls Royce as a Strategic Buyer for Defense – Naval Marine. He is responsible for preparing, planning, issuing and controlling purchasing orders. At State Varble was a part of the Network Professional Development Program where he got international experiences studying abroad in Europe, and professional development with weekly seminars, networking, interviewing and much more. Take a look at the journey that helped Varble bridge the gap between college and his professional career.

Kyle Varble

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Indiana State Wins National Business Learning Competition

March 7, 2019

A big congratulations to the Indiana State University team, VicTree Insurance, for placing 1st in the College Agency Management Competition!

Kudos to the team members: Christopher Graman, James "Jak" Kramer, Seth Payton, Erika Perry, and Evan Rogers for your fantastic performance and hard work during the four week virtual competition!

A huge thank you to our corporate sponsor, Westfield Insurance, our agency mentor, Steve Danielson at ONI Risk Partners, InVEST, the Big "I" Diversity Council, and PriSim.

During the past month, students input their agency's business decisions into PriSim's agency management platform taking responsibility for strategy, carrier and customer management, source management, staffing, sales and financial statements.

Thanks to funding provided by participating Big "I" Diversity Council company sponsors, the top three teams will receive a trip to the Big "I" Legislative Conference May 8-10, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

VicTree Insurance

Christopher Graman, Evan Rogers, Erika Perry, James "Jak" Kramer, and Seth Payton competing as VicTree Insurance

VicTree Insurance

VicTree Insurance: Christopher Graman, Jak Kramer, Seth Payton, Erika Perry, and Evan Rogers

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Networks 15th Annual Insurance Public Policy Summit

March 6, 2019

The 15th Annual Insurance Public Policy Summit, Common Goals & Divided Government: Insurance Public Policy After the Midterms, co-presented by Networks Financial Institute at Indiana State University and Faegre Baker Daniels took place on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington D.C. Networks Financial Institute and Faegre Baker Daniels collaborate to support dialogue and innovation in the evolving financial services marketplace. The Insurance Public Policy Summit has earned a reputation as one of the most engaging and thought-provoking annual events for the financial services sector, and 2019 was no exception.

Dean Brien Smith addressing the 15th annual Insurance Public Policy Summit

Scott College of Business Dean Brien Smith addressing the 15th Annual Insurance Public Policy Summit

Scholars at the 15th Annual Insurance Public Policy Summit

Scholars at the 15th Annual Insurance Public Policy Summit

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Ethics Conference

March 4, 2019

The 14th Annual Ethics Conference took place on Monday, March 4, 2019 in the Hulman Memorial Student Union (HMSU) Dede rooms on Indiana State University’s campus in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The Junior Class of the Networks Professional Development Program host the Annual Ethics Conference. This student-led conference covers important topics of interest to students and professionals who want to further their understanding of ethical issues in today’s business world.

Ethics Conference 2019 Juniors

Ethics Conference 2019 Juniors

Ethics Conference Juniors 2019

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Selling with the Bulls Intercollegiate Competition

February 28, 2019

Allison Crick recently led teammates Hannah Davis, Andrew VanDenburgh, & William Shostrand at the Selling with the Bulls Intercollegiate Competition at the University of South Florida. It included aspects of sales such as email, cold calling, web meeting, elevator pitch, and in-person sales pitches. 

Selling with the Bulls Team

Indiana State Selling with the Bulls Team: Hannah Davis, Allison Crick, Andrew VanDenburgh, and William Shostrand