2016 Award Winners

Gamma Iota Sigma is proud to announce the 2015-2016 Chapter Award and Individual Scholarship recipients.  This year’s awards were presented at the Annual International Awards Dinner on Friday, September 30, 2016 during the 45th Annual International Conference in Columbus, Ohio.



Alan C. Williams Award

Recognizes the one individual member of Gamma Iota Sigma that sets the best example for all other members and is our best “ambassador” to the insurance, risk management, and/or actuarial science industries at the international level as well as at the local and regional levels.

Alex Diverde, Alpha Chi Chapter, Bradley University


Alumnus of the Year Award

This award recognizes one alumnus’s extraordinary leadership and dedication to Gamma Iota Sigma.

Brian Bowerman, Beta Chapter, Bowling Green State University


Warren L. Weeks, Sr. Award

This scholarship is given to encourage individual member leadership and the furthering of fraternity goals. It is a tribute to the memory of an outstanding teacher and insurance industry leader.

Omar Powell, Tau Chapter, Howard University

Carolyn Murset, Sigma Chapter, Temple University

Sarah Rumon, Beta Pi Chapter, University of St. Thomas


Thomas J. Miles Actuarial Award

Recognizes an individual member of Gamma Iota Sigma that best represents the qualities of scholarship, leadership, character, and service exemplified by Dr. Miles.

Colin Anderson, Sigma Chapter, Temple University



The Edison L. Bowers Award

Recognizes the one GIS chapter that demonstrated an exceptional, well-rounded and organized program the past scholastic year. It is the highest honor a chapter can receive.

Alpha Iota Chapter, St. John’s University


Superior Chapter Award

Recognizes chapters that have excelled in all areas of chapter management.

Nu Chapter, Central Michigan University

Chi Chapter, Drake University

Alpha Alpha Chapter, Olivet College

Alpha Iota Chapter, St. John’s University

Sigma Chapter, Temple University


Excellent Chapter Award

Recognizes chapters that have gone above the standard performance in all areas of chapter management.

Rho Chapter, Appalachian State University

Alpha Chi, Bradley University

Alpha Kappa, Illinois State University

Alpha Mu, Virginia Commonwealth University

Beta Gamma, California State University, Fullerton

Beta Lambda, Butler University



Well-Rounded Chapter Award

Recognizes chapters that operate effectively in all areas of chapter management.

Alpha Epsilon, Indiana State University

Alpha Psi, University of Central Arkansas

Alpha Tai, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Beta Epsilon, University of Central Oklahoma

Beta Eta, Northern Michigan University

Beta Iota, Troy University

Beta Phi, University of Texas at Dallas

Beta Pi, University of St. Thomas

Beta Rho, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Beta Theta, East Carolina University

Beta Zeta, University of North Texas

Lambda, University of South Carolina

Omega, Middle Tennessee State University

Phi, Ball State University

Tau, Howard University

Upsilon, Ferris State University

Xi, University of Connecticut

Zeta, Georgia State University


Most Improved Chapter Award

Recognizes a collegiate chapter for significant improvement in the organization of the chapter’s programs and membership activity during the year.

Beta Lambda Chapter, Butler University


Special Achievement Award

Beta Rho, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Beta Phi, The University of Texas at Dallas


Best Kept Secret Award

Alpha Mu, Virginia Commonwealth University


Black and Gold Awards

Presented to any chapter for single achievements or events considered exceptional and possible only through extensive planning, organization and participation by a significant number of the chapter’s members.


  • Nu Chapter, Central Michigan University
  • Gamma Gets Fit


  • Sigma Chapter, Temple University
  • Intern Testimonial Interviews
  • Fox’s Got Talent
  • Excel Training Workshop Series
  • Alumni Student Mentorship Program


  • Chi Chapter, Drake University
  • GIS Actuarial Conference


  • Alpha Iota Chapter, St. John’s University
  • Gamma Embarks on Central Park
  • Gamma in New York
  • Gamma Gala: Humans in New York 


  • Beta Xi Chapter, St. Mary’s University
  • Young Risk Professionals Mentorship Program


Chapter Roll Call Award

Awarded to the chapter that has the best roll call skit during the conference.

Beta Iota Chapter, Troy University