News 2023

IRM Selective Competition Kicks Off

January 26, 2023

The Indiana State IRM Program was thrilled to be selected again this year to participate in the Selective College Competition taking place throughout February. Students were excited to kick off the competition yesterday!

The competition provides students the opportunity to gain valuable insurance career-building experience through hands-on work and to grow their networks through social and networking events. The competition allows each team to operate a simulated insurance agency and requires the students to leverage their education and experiences to make informed business decisions about building market share, developing products and services, growing profit, promoting their firm, and contending with competitors.

The Indiana State University - Scott College of Business team is grateful to be paired with Agency Mentors from Gibson. Indiana State IRM Program alumni, Brittany Graman, Learning and Development Specialist with Gibson and Jak Kramer, ARM, Commercial Risk Advisor with Gibson will serve as mentors to the team. Thank you for offering your guidance, support, and advice!  Best of luck to all the teams!

IRM Selective College Competition Spring 2023

Indiana State University students competing in the competition are (L to R): Bryce McLeish, Jillian Turner, Julia Sonntag, Kyle Koch, and Gabe Youngblood.

Women in Business 2022

January 19, 2023

Congratulations to Ellie Caldwell, Terri Conley, Karen Dyer, Pamela Malone, Diann McKee, and Dr. Janie Myers who were all recently named Terre Haute Living Magazine’s “Women in Business 2022”

Ellie Caldwell is Partner at Sackrider & Company, Inc., Terri Conley is VP and Commercial Loan OfficerVP and Commercial Loan Officer at Terre Haute Savings Bank;  Karen Dyer is Vice President for Advancement and Strategic Initiatives, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College; Pamela Malone is Dean, School of Arts, Sciences & Education, Ivy Tech Community College; Diann McKee is Senior Vice President of Finance at Indiana State; and Dr. Janie Myers is board-certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Osteopathic Surgery and serves as the Vigo County coroner.

Most of the women have strong ties with Indiana State University and the Scott College of Business. Ellie Caldwell is an accounting alumna and before moving on to other things, Karen Dyer and Pamela Malone were once department directors at Indiana State. Diann McKee, is a college alumna and as you all know is Senior Vice President of Finance at Indiana State, and Dr. Janie Myers has presented to the university’s OLLIE program among others.

Terre Haute Living Magazine, Women in Business 2022

Terre Haute Living Magazine, Women in Business 2022

<< Read more about these remarkable women at Terre Haute Living Magazine (December 2022) >> 

College, WVHRA Smashing Silos

January 12, 2023

The Scott College of Business sponsored yesterday's monthly meeting of the Wabash Valley Human Resources Association (WVHRA)  to promote our business-related degree programs. The guest speaker was Kiki Orski  from Peak Performance Consulting, presenting on smashing solos within organizations. Visit the WVHRA website to learn more about them and the work they do.

WVHRA January 2003 meeting

Kyle Rice: Executive Director of Graduate Programs

January 11, 2023

Kyle RiceStarting this semester we have a new Executive Director of Graduate Programs.

Kyle Rice has spent the last four years at Purdue University working in a variety of roles, most recently as the Assistant Director of Graduate Programs for the Krannert School of Business. His work involved recruiting for both specialty masters’ programs as well as the many different MBA Programs that Krannert offers.
He, and his wife Grace, grew up in Brazil, Indiana. Grace is an ISU alum and currently teaches first grade. Kyle is a two-time graduate of Purdue University with an undergraduate degree in computer graphics and MBA. They are expecting their first child in March.