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About crmerstudents

This blog site will encompass the experiences and insights of Student Fellows of the Center for Risk Management Education and Research. The Student Fellows will share their journey as they go through their academic courses, network with industry leaders and work with the Center’s team of faculty to gain the knowledge necessary to help identify, accurately assess, and ultimately manage risks. For more information about the Center, visit our website at

Sara Girard, President Central National Bank Discusses Risk in Banking

By Alana McLain Sara Girard, President of Central National Bank and a Kansas State University graduate, stopped by campus on November 8 to talk to Student Fellows about the risks facing banks today. Sara is the president of CNB, but … Continue reading

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Koch Industries Guest Lecture: Risk Optimization

By Alex Reed On September 27th, the Center for Risk Management Education and Research Student Fellows welcomed employees of Koch Industries, Inc. to discuss risk management for Koch Ag and Energy Solutions (KAES), a Koch Company. Joining the center was … Continue reading

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Spring 2017 Student Fellow DC Trip

The Kansas State University Center for Risk Management Education and Research returned to Washington, DC this May with a group of 26 Student Fellows. An exciting itinerary filled with elite risk managers made this trip especially memorable. We left DC … Continue reading

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Ken Bedingfield of Northrop Grumman Discusses Enterprise Risk Management

By Alana McLain Ken Bedingfield, a Corporate Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of Northrop Grumman, discussed risk management from a defense contracting standpoint with the student fellows on Tuesday, April 4th. The main discussion was around how the … Continue reading

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Timothy Barr, Project Manager for the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility Speaks to Student Fellows

By Alex Reed and Vince Sylvester During a visit to campus on March 27th, the CRMER Student Fellows were able to listen to Timothy Barr speak about his experience with risk management during the construction of NBAF, the National Bio … Continue reading

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Chris Haverkamp, CEO of Paragon Speaks with Student Fellows

By Carragan Lynn and Hannah Wilborn On February 23rd, The CRMER Fellows had the privilege of listening to the CEO of Paragon Ag Advisors, Chris Haverkamp, speak.  Paragon Ag Advisors is a commodity brokerage firm with its headquarters located in the … Continue reading

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Adapting to a World Filled with Risks: Guest Speaker Drew Hannan Visits with Student Fellows

Drew Hannan, Global Risk Management Manager from Asurion, spent an afternoon on campus with the CRMER Student Fellows on Wednesday, February 15th. Drew began his presentation with an introduction about Asurion, the world’s largest provider of cell phone insurance and … Continue reading

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