Mathematics Professor Danny Biles and five of Belmont’s actuarial students attended the Casualty Actuaries of the Southeast (CASE) annual fall meeting in Atlanta, Ga. on Oct. 3. The attendees heard about the latest news and advances in actuarial science and made a number of new contacts. Students who attended the conference were Mary Yang, Zach O’Brien, Alice Curtis, Whit Whitson and Angela Gaetano.
In addition, mathematics major Li (Mary) Yang was recognized at the conference as one of two scholarship recipients from CASE for this academic year. Yang was awarded two actuarial scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year: The Southeastern Actuaries Conference (SEAC) Scholarship and The Casualty Actuaries of the Southeast (CASE) Scholarship. These are both competitive scholarships awarded to students at southeastern U.S. universities who plan to pursue a career as an actuary. Typically only five SEAC scholarships and only two CASE scholarships are awarded per year. Yang is completing the Mathematics Actuarial Career Track in preparation for becoming a certified actuary. Students completing the Actuarial Track will earn a minor in Business Administration. The actuarial profession is usually ranked in the top five of career choices. Actuaries work in the insurance and financial sectors and specialize in analyzing the financial impact of risk and uncertainty.