Adonizio a member of winning Temple U. team

June 27th, 2015 1:48 am

First Posted: 4/3/2013

Peter Adonizio, of Pittston, was a member of a Temple University team that won first place at the Virginia Commonwealth University RISC/Spencer RMI Challenge in Richmond, Virginia. Teams were challenged to analyze and present a proposed solution to a complex risk management and insurance case study. The Temple team was awarded $4,000 for its first place finish.

The competition attracted teams from seven schools: Ball State University, Illinois State University, St. John’s University, Temple University, University of Alabama, University of Georgia and Virginia Commonwealth University.

The case study asked teams to develop a proposal to bid on a hypothetical risk management consulting contract for Richmond, which will host the 2015 UCI Road World Cycling Championships, an international sporting event consisting of a nine-day series of world championship races organized by the sport’s governing body, Union Cyclist Internationale.

After preparation of a 10-page written proposal, the teams made a live presentation to a panel of judges. After being scored on both the paper and their presentations, the three top scoring teams moved to the final round. Here, they made another presentation of their proposal in front of the judges, as well as an audience of more than 150 risk management and insurance professionals at VCU’s Risk & Insurance Study Center’s Trends Conference, held March 5 on the campus of VCU in Richmond.

The teams in the final round took questions from the audience and the judges replaced their first-round presentation scores with scores based on their final presentations to the larger audience.

Peter is on target to graduate cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance in May


The Duryea Recreation Board thank all who made its annual Easter egg hunt a huge success. Over 300 children enjoyed free food, candy, treats and prizes along with meeting the Easter Bunny. The Rec Board thanks Atty. Girard Mecadon, who donated a bike that was given away as the grand prize.



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Briana Lizza and Robert McClellan, Pittston, a girl on March 25

Joelene Gross and Chris Williams, Hugestown, a girl on March 26

Elizabeth and Joseph Dessoye, Exeter, a boy on March 27

Kate McCarthy and David Hoffner, Pittston girl on March 29

Nicole Wroblewski and Terry Vieney, Pittston, a girl on March 30

Crystal & Roy Ritzco, Pittston, a boy on March 31



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