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Esfand Dinshaw, chief executive officer of Sammons Financial Group, recognized with Klugman Distinguished Alumni Award by Drake University

Esfand Dinshaw, chief executive officer of Sammons Financial Group, recognized with Klugman Distinguished Alumni Award by Drake University

The School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management at Drake University has presented the 2022 Stuart Klugman Distinguished Alumni Award to Esfand Dinshaw, chief executive officer of Sammons Financial Group. This award, named after a pioneer of Drake’s actuarial science program, recognizes Dinshaw’s nearly four-decade career in the insurance sector and his position as a respected...

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Three new faculty join Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

Three new faculty join Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration is pleased to announce the arrival of three new faculty members. Assistant Professors Danielle Edwards and Wiranthe Herath joined the college’s Information Management and Business Analytics Department to teach undergraduate courses in information systems and statistics respectively. Visiting Assistant Professor Linfeng Zhang joined the college’s School of...

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Students in Drake’s actuarial science program can now earn credit for Society of Actuaries exams based on strong course performance

Students in Drake’s actuarial science program can now earn credit for Society of Actuaries exams based on strong course performance

Drake University has received University-Earned Credit (UEC) status from the Society of Actuaries (SOA). This will enable students in the University’s School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management to earn credit for select SOA exams by attaining required UEC scores in related courses. The SOA’s Exam FM (financial mathematics) and Exam SRM (statistics for risk modeling)...

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Drake’s School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management continues in the vanguard of insurance research

Drake’s School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management continues in the vanguard of insurance research

The results of four major insurance research projects led by faculty from Drake University’s School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management were published in prestigious academic journals during the last 12 months. The papers, which cover topics ranging from the impact of increased insurance consumption in China to how insurers and regulators are responding to...

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Drake’s actuarial science program recognized with Casualty Actuarial Society University Award

Drake’s actuarial science program recognized with Casualty Actuarial Society University Award

The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) has recognized Drake University with the 2022 CAS University Award. This honor is in acknowledgement of the exemplary ways the University’s actuarial science program prepares students for careers in the property and casualty insurance industry. The CAS cited the opportunities for Drake students to gain exposure to the sector through...

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Drake University Awards Honorary Degree to Mediacom CEO Rocco B. Commisso

Drake University Awards Honorary Degree to Mediacom CEO Rocco B. Commisso

Drake University today announced it has awarded Rocco B. Commisso, the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Mediacom Communications Corporation, an honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree. “While other broadband providers exited Iowa, Mediacom—under Mr. Commisso’s leadership—invested in infrastructure critical to the economic vitality of our state,” said Drake University President Marty Martin. “Mediacom...

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Spring 2022 Honor Roll for Social Impact Announced by College of Business and Public Administration

The newest cohort of students to receive recognition for making their communities a priority through service was announced today by Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration. Nine undergraduate and graduate students recorded at least 20 hours of individual community service in the spring 2022 semester and provided a reflection on their experience to...

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Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families, Drake University Able to Continue and Grow Successful Small Business Development Programs Thanks to $1 million Wells Fargo Grant

Announcement was made as organizations came together to celebrate National Small Business Week, Elevate Local Diverse Entrepreneurs The Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families and Drake University’s Small Business Clinic today received a total of $1 million in funding from Wells Fargo. The grants will be split among the two organizations, with each receiving...

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Drake University streamlines and transitions MBA and MPA programs to online learning

Drake University streamlines and transitions MBA and MPA programs to online learning

The updated programs will focus on increased flexibility, faster time to completion, and enhanced virtual learning  The College of Business and Public Administration at Drake University announced today that it is merging its on-campus Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration programs with their respective online counterparts to offer two enhanced virtual programs...

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Drake University’s business education quality affirmed by leading global accreditation body

Drake University’s business education quality affirmed by leading global accreditation body

After a rigorous review, Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) has received an extension of its accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The prestigious accreditation recognizes Drake’s continued commitment to high academic quality, measurable student success, relevant business programs, and positive impact on society. The CBPA...