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Bentley Team Wins Travelers Actuarial Case Competition

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Bentley Team Wins Travelers Actuarial Case Competition



A team of Bentley students were awarded $1,500 and first place at the Travelers fourth annual Actuarial Case Competition. Bentley was among five teams invited to compete in Hartford, CT, including: Bryant University, Temple University, University of Connecticut, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Bentley team members included juniors Laura Muise, Long Nguyen and Sean Pankiewicz; and sophomores Ross Denkin, Rob Henault and Julia Osborn. At the competition, students were given an insurance company case to research and presented their recommendation to a panel of judges from Travelers.
In addition to faculty adviser Emmy Roth, associate professor of mathematical sciences, the team was guided by Mathematical Sciences faculty members -- including associate professor Norman Josephy, and professors Lucia Kimball, Mingfei Li and Samuel Woolford -- and former team members Christie Mason and Yulia Podolny, both seniors.

Photo: (left to right) Team members Rob Henault, Sean Pankiewicz, Laura Muise, Julia Osborn, Ross Denkin and Long Nguyen.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit


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