Allstate Insurance Supports Rose-Hulman Math
Students' Actuarial Dreams
Allstate Insurance Company is encouraging Rose-Hulman Institute
of Technology students interested in becoming actuaries by
supporting their participation in the series of professional level
examinations which must be passed in order to become an
Step: Nicole Burton, a junior mathematics major, is congratulated
by Mathematics Professor Michael DeVasher for becoming the first
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student whose actuarial
aspirations has been supported by Allstate Insurance.
The nation's second largest insurance company, based in
Northbrook, Ill., is underwriting the cost of exams for Rose-Hulman
students that successfully pass any of the first four of nine
The first student to benefit from the program is Nicole Burton,
a junior mathematics major from Scottsdale, Ariz., who took the
first level exam, covering probability topics, in
"This is a noteworthy achievement and should get Nicole off to a
great start. Hopefully, Allstate's support will encourage
more current and future math students to examine the actuary career
field," stated Michael DeVasher, assistant professor of mathematics
and campus actuarial career advisor (along with Diane
Evans). DeVasher noted that only about one-third of
students pass the first actuarial exam.
Not surprisingly, Burton is seeking a career as an actuary for
an insurance company.
At Rose-Hulman, Burton is a tutor for the Learning Center, and
the college's toll-free Homework Hotline telephone math and science
tutoring service for Indiana middle and high school students.
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