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About Our Program

The VCU Risk Management and Insurance Program is home to a nationally recognized program that prepares students for high-demand careers in risk management, financial services and other areas of the insurance industry.

Our students have access to:

  • Networking — Attending VCU RMI events and career-enhancing meetings and conferences exposes students to networking opportunities with industry leaders and professionals.
  • Scholarships — Through ongoing industry support, the RMI Program is able to offer significant scholarship funding each academic year.
  • Internships — Paid and for-credit internships with industry employers are available to students to provide real world experience AND bolster resumes.
  • Employment — Risk management insurance is a high-demand industry with 500,000 new jobs projected in the next five years.

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Davis Ratcliffe Insurance Award

Given annually to the student who exhibits strong character, scholastic achievement in insurance courses, and demonstrates an interest in a career in the insurance industry. This award is named for the late Davis Ratcliffe, a former insurance industry executive who established the insurance program at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1969.

Davis Ratcliffe Insurance Award: Mallory Keck-Wilson

Mallory Keck-Wilson

Mallory Keck-Wilson is the president of Gamma Iota Sigma, the international insurance, risk management, and actuarial science professional fraternity. Mallory decided to pursue an insurance degree while attending John Tyler Community College. Through her participation in the inaugural Lester Fellow Rotational Internship in the summer of 2022, she worked at FCCI, Markel, and Marsh McLennan Agency and was offered a full-time position at each of these companies upon graduation. Mallory continues to work part-time for Marsh McLennan Agency as an associate account manager and, upon graduation, will work there full-time. She holds a Property & Casualty Producer license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Industry Connections

Thanks to our corporate partners for generously providing scholarships, internships, jobs, and also their time participating in student enrichment events.

Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group logo

Continental Underwriters logo

CPCU logo

Erie Insurance logo

FCCI logo

Geico logo

James River Insurance logo

Kinsale - Explore the Potential logo

Markel logo

Marsh logo

Marsh & McLennan Agency logo

Nothern Neck Virginia Insurance logo

Scott Insurance logo

Hanover Insurance Group logo

USI logo

Virtue Risk Partners logo

Willis Towers Watson logo

Becoming a part of the RMI program was one of the best decisions I have made.
-Alan Castillo, Associate Underwriter with James River Insurance Company, Class of 2016

Insurance is the backbone of the American economy. It is the key tool of risk management that helps to facilitate commerce.
-Kyle Samuel, CIC, Managing Director at USI Insurance Services

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