IWU Students Chosen by Risk and Insurance Management Society to Attend Conference

March 30, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Two Illinois Wesleyan students have been selected by the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) to participate in its 2006 Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 23-27 through the Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program.

Each year, the Risk and Insurance Management Society sponsors a group of outstanding students studying risk and insurance management to attend the conference, providing airfare, hotel expenses, registration, and a small stipend for these students. 

Senior Jenise Klein and junior Deanna Foster, both risk management majors at Illinois Wesleyan, have been chosen to participate in this year's Student Involvement Program.  The selection process includes nomination by a university department head and a review of the nomination and support materials by the RIMS Student Involvement Committee.

Tim Query, associate professor of business administration and coordinator of the Risk Management Studies program at Illinois Wesleyan University, nominated Klein and Foster.  This is the third year in a row an IWU student has participated in the Student Involvement Program, and the first time more than one student from Illinois Wesleyan has been selected for this honor.

Klein, of Hampshire, Ill., is a graduate of Streamwood High School, and Foster, of Rolling Meadows, Ill., graduated from Rolling Meadows High School.

The Risk and Insurance Management Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management, a professional discipline that protects physical, financial and human resources. Founded in 1950, RIMS represents nearly 3,900 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable, and governmental entities. The Society serves 9,600 risk management professionals around the world.

The RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition is the largest gathering of risk managers and insurance professionals in the world. Annually about ten thousand participants, including over 400 exhibitors, tackle the issues facing the industry.