Sigma Chapter's 2010-2011 Professional Exam Passers


For students in the Risk Management and Actuarial Science fields, passing exams given by professional societies is of critical importance to their professional development. The Sigma Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma encourages our members to take these professional exams while still in college. These rigorous exams are given by various educational organizations in the Risk Management and Actuarial Science fields, and the Sigma Chapter is proud of our members who have completed this difficult task. These include exams for the CEBS, CPCU and ARM designations, as well as actuarial exams sponsored by the Society of Actuaries. The following is a list of the recent exams passed by our members, as well as a brief overview of what that exam entails.

For lists of Professional Exam Passers from previous academic years, click below.


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CEBS CPCU ARM SOA
Certified Employee Benefits Specialist Chartered Property/Casualty Underwriter Associate in Risk Management Society of Actuaries
 

Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS)


In the employee benefits and compensation field, the oldest and most respected professional credential is CEBS - the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist. CEBS was established in 1977 through a partnership of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The CEBS designation carries an eight-course requirement and is highly respected in the employee benefits field.

CEBS 1 (Employee Benefits: Concepts and Health Care Benefits)

CEBS 1 introduces employee benefits, examining the employee benefit environment, the functional approach to benefit planning, and risk management and insurance techniques in employee benefits.

The following students have completed this course and successfully pass the corresponding examination during the spring, summer, and fall of 2010:

Jessica Aaron
(Class of 2010)

Gina Rudich
(Class of 2012)

Samuel Sussman
(Class of 2012)

Jennifer Vargas
(Class of 2012)

Megan Williams
(Class of 2011)


CEBS 3 (Health Economics)

CEBS 3 deals with the practical issues in health plan design, management and administration. The use of microeconomic tools to examine health ecomomic issues is critical.

The following students have completed this course and successfully pass the corresponding examination during the summer of 2010:

Scott Riegel
(Class of 2010)

Michelle Volz
(Class of 2010)


CEBS 4 (Employee Benefits: Retirement Plan Management)

CEBS 4 (Employee Benefits: Retirement Plan Management) examines approaches to enhancing retiree financial security and explors investment principles in acumilating retirement welath. The points of discussion include IRAs, Keoghs, executive retirement arrangements, defined benefit structures and other types of retirement savings plans.

The following students have completed this course and succesfully pased the corresponding examination during the summer of 2010:

Cliff Kao
(Class of 2010)


CEBS 4 (Human Resources and Compensation Management)

CEBS 4 (Human Resources and Compensation Management) provides an overview of human resource management, discussing internal and external factors affecting supervision. It also examines the legal and managerial requirements for nondiscriminatory decision-making, the processes for effective recruitment and retention, and issues in creating effective training and development programs as well as useful performance assessments.

The following students have completed this course and sucessfully passed the corresponding examination during the summer of 2010:

Cliff Kao
(Class of 2010)

Scott Riegel
(Class of 2010)


CEBS 030

The following students have completed this course and successfully pass the corresponding examination during the spring, summer, and fall of 2010:

Cliff Kao
(Class of 2010)

Scott Riegel
(Class of 2010)


CEBS 031

The following students have completed this course and successfully pass the corresponding examination during the spring, summer, and fall of 2010:

Scott Riegel
(Class of 2010)


GBA 1 (Group Health Plan Design)

The following students have completed this course and successfully pass the corresponding examination during the spring, summer, and fall of 2010:

Jessica Aaron
(Class of 2010)

Elizabeth Alcamo
(Class of 2011)

Eli Neuman
(Class of 2011)

Gabriella Nurkiewicz
(Class of 2011)

Christopher Ocampo
Class of 2012)

Yumna Qureshi
(Class of 2012)

Gina Rudich
(Class of 2012)

Samuel Sussman
(Class of 2012)

Jacquelyn Teta
(Class of 2011)

Jennifer Vargas
(Class of 2012)

Megan Williams
(Class of 2011)


GBA 2 (Group Benefits Management)

The following students have completed this course and successfully pass the corresponding examination during the spring, summer, and fall of 2010:

Megan Williams
(Class of 2011)


CMS 1 (Human Resources and Compensation Management)

The following students have completed this course and successfully pass the corresponding examination during the spring, summer, and fall of 2010:

Scott Riegel
(Class of 2010)


RPA 3 (Asset Management)

The following students have completed this course and successfully pass the corresponding examination during the spring, summer, and fall of 2010:

Cliff Kao
(Class of 2010)


Chartered Property/Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)

The Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation is the most respected professional designation in the property and casualty insurance industry. The American Institute of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters grants the CPCU designation to individuals who have completed eight courses in risk management and insurance and have complete three years of service in the insurance industry.

CPCU 500

The following students have completed this course and successfully pass the corresponding examination during the spring, summer, and fall of 2010:

Christine Morrison
(Class of 2011)


CPCU 510 (Foundations of Risk Management, Insurance and Professionalism)

CPCU 510 covers many pertinent risk topics such as the code of ethics, financing, markets and legal environments.

The following students have completed this course and successfully passed the corresponding examination during the summer of 2010:

Cliff Gallen
(Class of 2012)

Kevin Severson
(Class of 2012)

Daryl Hooper
(Class of 2010)

Andrew McMullin
(Class of 2011)

Russell Wainwright
(Class of 2012)


CPCU 520 (Insurance Operations, Regulations, and Statutory Accounting)

CPCU 520 continues from CPCU 510 by covering more foundational material such as insurance operation, regulation, marketing, underwriting and claims adjusting.

The following students have completed this course and successfully pased the corresponding examination during the summer and fall of 2010:

Taruja Deshmukh
(Class of 2012)

Cliff Gallen
(Class of 2012)

Justin Honigman
(Class of 2011)

Daryl Hooper
(Class of 2010)

Saraya Hyder
(Class of 2011)

Tanvi Jetsey
(Class of 2011)

Do Hyung Kim
(Class of 2011)

Zhao Liu
(Class of 2012)

Denny Miller
(Class of 2011)

Teron Richardson
(Class of 2011)

Kevin Severson
(Class of 2012)

Natallia Shastak
(Class of 2010)

 

Danni Zhu
(Class of 2010)


CPCU 540 (Finance for Risk Management and Insurance Professionals)

CPCU 540 demonstrates efficiency by understanding how the functional areas of finance and accounting apply to risk management and insurance.

The following student completed this course and successfully passed the corresponding exam during the summer of 2010:

Angela McBride
(Class of 2011)

Serg Moyseyenko
(Class of 2011)


CPCU 551 (Commercial Property Risk Management and Insurance)

CPCU 551 concentrates on commercial insurance aspects rigorously focusing on property loss exposures; building and personal property coverage and causes of loss forms.

The following student completed this course and successfully passed the corresponding exam:

Ian DeSantis
(Class of 2011)

Kiara Somner
(Class of 2011)


CPCU 552 (Commercial Liability Risk Management and Insurance)

CPCU 552 concentrates on commercial insurance aspects rigorously focusing on liability loss exposures.

The following student completed this course and successfully passed the corresponding exam:

Zhao Liu
(Class of 2012)


Associate in Risk Management (ARM)

The Associate in Risk Management designation is based on possessing in-depth knowledge in both the practical skills necessary for risk management as well as adapting those skills to changing circumstances. The requirements for attaining the ARM designation consist of passing three courses.


ARM 54 (Risk Assessment)

ARM 54 discusses basic concepts in risk management. Establishing risk management programs, the risk management progress, legal foundations, property assessment, liability, cost forecasting, and cash flow analysis are many of the topics covered.

The following students have completed this examination:

Kyle Burns
(Class of 2011)

Farah Khan
(Class of 2010)

Tammy Orehek
(Class of 2010)

 


ARM 56 (Risk Financing)

ARM 56 provides a conceptual introduction of risk forecasting and risk financing techniques.

The following students completed this course and successfully passed the corresponding exam during the summer of 2010:

Nathaniel Baker
(Class of 2010)

Joseph DiLauro
(Class of 2010)

Juliette Elbachaalany
(Class of 2010)

Matthew Epstein
(Class of 2010)

Joseph Gaspero
(Class of 2010)

Daryl Hooper
(Class of 2010)

Tanvi Jetsey
(Class of 2011)

Andrew Kalb
(Class of 2011)

Hao Ke
(Class of 2010)

Farah Khan
(Class of 2010)

Michael Kurinsky
(Class of 2010)

Catherine McLain
(Class of 2010)

Denny Miller
(Class of 2011)

Tammy Orehek
(Class of 2010)

Payal Patel
(Class of 2010)

Adam Reeser
(Class of 2010)

Matthew Salamone
(Class of 2010)

Natallia Shastak
(Class of 2010)

Xa Vu
(Class of 2010)

Danni Zhu
(Class of 2010)


Society of Actuaries (SOA)

The Society of Actuaries is dedicated to promoting high standards of professionalism, education, and research in the actuarial field. Actuaries in the United States achieve professional status by passing a set of examinations administered by the Society of Actuaries. Exams include Probability (P/1), Financial Mathematics (FM/2), and Actuarial Models (MLC/3). These exams are quite rigorous and have low pass rates nationally. Gamma Iota Sigma would like to congratulate those that have passed these exams in the fall of 2010 and spring of 2011. Below is a list of graduate students and undergraduate students, the exam they have passed, and the month in which they passed the exam.


Exam P (Probability)

Exam P has as its goal the development of knowledge with regard to probability. Practical application of this knowledge towards problems in actuarial science is emphasized.

The following students have completed this course and successfully passed the corresponding examination during the spring, summer, and fall of 2010:

Viktor Antonius
(Class of 2012)

Michael Dochney
(Class of 2012)

Jennifer Jorgensen
(Class of 2010)

Hyun Woo Kim
(Class of 2011)

Anna Kirjusina
(Class of 2011)

Brendan Kissam
(Class of 2011)

Kwang Oh
(Class of 2011)

Yun Qian
(Class of 2011)

Usamah Rashid
(Class of 2011)

Danielle Scheer
(Class of 2011)

Xiaofan Shen
(Class of 2011)

Joseph Schiavo

 

Jonathan Thompson
(Class of 2011)

 

 


Exam FM (Financial Mathematics)

Exam FM covers discrete and continuous interest theory, applying fundamental concepts of financial mathematics to calculating the present and future values of various cash flows. In addition, the course also provides an introduction to financial instruments, such as derivatives and arbitrage.

The following students have completed this course and successfully passed the corresponding examination during the spring, summer, and fall of 2010:

Ann Ceruti
(Class of 2011)

Michael T. Cook
(Class of 2011)

Blair Freeman
(Class of 2012)

Bo Hu
(Class of 2012)

Justin More
(Class of 2011)

Yun Qian
(Class of 2011)

Christina Marinello
(Class of 2013)

Usamah Rashid
(Class of 2011)

Danielle Scheer
(Class of 2011)

George Schuler
(Class of 2011)

Xiaofan Shen
(Class of 2011)

Jonathan Thompson
(Class of 2011)

Molly Whittle
(Class of 2012)

Lijia Xie
(Class of 2011)

Tianzhixi Yin
(Class of 2012)

Michael Zang

 

Weiran Zhuang
(Class of 2012)

 

 


Exam M (Actuarial Models)

Exam M has recently been split into two parts, Exam MLC (Contingencies) and Exam MFE (Economics). They are graded separately and students are not required to take the two concurrently. The material in these exams follows the theoretical basis of certain actuarial models as well as the application of those models to insurance and financial risks.

MLC

The following students have completed this course and successfully passed the corresponding examination during the spring, summer, and fall of 2010:

Steven Earnshaw
(Class of 2011)

Brandon Emerson
(Class of 2011)

Ajay Nayak
(Class of 2010)

Yun Qian
(Class of 2011)

Lijia Xie
(Class of 2011)

Michael Zang

MFE

The following students have completed this course and successfully passed the corresponding examination during the spring and summer of 2010:

Ajay Nayak
(Class of 2010)


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