Graduate enters London School of Economics

WILMORE, KY— In September, Timothy Morrill ’06 will enter London School of Economics to begin his graduate studies in mathematical finance. Located in the heart of this global city, the London School of Economics (LSE) is one of the most prestigious financial educational institutions in the world.

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Tim and Bethany Morrill

Morrill, of Fort Valley, Ga., is one of Asbury College’s first financial mathematics graduates. He has been working for Mercer Human Resource Consulting in Louisville, Ky., as a retirement actuary.

While at Mercer, Morrill became a leading account specialist and developed several innovative computer programs that were used throughout the large firm.

“We’re very pleased at Tim’s acceptance into this elite program. He is a fine young man who is very gifted and committed to using his gifts to build the Kingdom of God,” said Dr. David Coulliette, Asbury College math department chair. “Two of the key quality measures for our programs is graduate school acceptance rate and subsequent performance. Our mathematics and computational mathematics programs have had 100 percent graduate school acceptance for the last 25 years—often with significant financial support.”

The financial mathematics program at Asbury College is a rigorous combination of advanced undergraduate mathematics, computer programming and economics. Students may choose to specialize in actuarial science or international economics. Morrill completed both tracks.

“Although relatively new, the financial mathematics program at Asbury College is quite robust,” Morrill said. “The combined resources of the mathematics and economics departments at Asbury have enabled me to obtain first-rate qualifications at a Christian school. The small size of the mathematics classes allows for close interaction among the students and the professors, which has been particularly helpful during my studies.”

Tim and his wife, Bethany Britt ’05 Morrill will depart for London in September.


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