MTSU senior Dmitry A. Terekhov has received a $3,000 scholarship from the Southeastern Actuarial Conference in recognition of his academic standing, leadership qualities and commitment to an actuarial career.
Actuarial science applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in the insurance and finance industries. The field, which has become a top career choice, also requires knowledge of economics, probability and computer programming.
Terekhov, who is from Moscow City, Russia, began the actuarial program in fall 2009. He credits Dr. Don Hong and Dr. Rajesh Barnwal in MTSU’s Department of Mathematical Sciences for teaching most of the courses in his major and encouraging him along the way.
“This recognition is close to my heart,” Terekhov said. “It is truly inspirational to be acknowledged by the professionals in the field I plan to join in the near future. I would like to thank the Southeastern Actuaries Conference and MTSU faculty members.”
Terekhov plans to graduate this December with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics.
The young scholar is president of the Actuarial Student Association and a member of Gamma Iota Sigma insurance fraternity and Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies. He also volunteers for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The Southeastern Actuarial Conference serves members in 13 southern states.
— Tom Tozer (Thomas.Tozer@mtsu.edu)