2013 Award Winners

Gamma Iota Sigma is proud to announce the 2012-2013 Chapter Award and Individual Scholarship recipients.  This year’s awards were handed out at the Annual International Awards Dinner on Friday, October 4, 2013 during the 42nd Annual International Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

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.

Mike Kelly, Lambda Chapter, University of South Carolina

 

Warren L. Weeks 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.

Cameron Annas, Rho Chapter, Appalachian State University

 

Anita Benedetti Memorial Award

Recognizes a Gamma Iota Sigma member for outstanding participation with RIMS on both the local and national levels.

Not Awarded

 

Elizabeth Lange / Microsoft Scholarship Award

Recognizes an individual member of Gamma Iota Sigma that best exemplifies the personal character and values of Elizabeth Lange.

Jessica Kearney, Sigma Chapter, Temple University

 

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.

Not Awarded

 

Gerald L. Smith, Jr. Alumni Scholarship

The Gerald L. Smith, Jr. Alumni Scholarship was created to allow the alumni of Gamma Iota Sigma to financially compensate a student member by fostering a research activity.  It is named in the memory of Gerald L. Smith, Jr., an alumnus of the Alpha Epsilon Chapter at Indiana State University and a true ambassador for GIS.

Not Awarded

CHAPTER AWARDS

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 Alpha Chapter, Olivet College

 

Superior Chapter Award

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

Sigma Chapter, Temple University

Alpha Alpha Chapter, Olivet College

 

Excellent Chapter Award

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

Rho Chapter, Appalachian State University

Alpha Kappa Chapter, Illinois State University

Alpha Mu Chapter, Virginia Commonwealth University

Alpha Rho Chapter, Fanshawe College

Beta Gamma Chapter, California State University, Fullerton

 

Well-Rounded Chapter Award

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

Epsilon Chapter, University of Alabama

Lambda Chapter, University of South Carolina

Nu Chapter, Central Michigan University

Chi Chapter, Drake University

Omega Chapter, Middle Tennessee State University

Alpha Delta Chapter, LaSalle University

Alpha Iota Chapter, St. John’s University

Alpha Lambda Chapter, Missouri State University

Alpha Psi Chapter, University of Central Arkansas

Beta Alpha Chapter, University of Iowa

Beta Epsilon Chapter, University of Central Oklahoma

Beta Zeta Chapter, University of North Texas

 

 

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.

Alpha Psi Chapter, University of Central Arkansas

 

Special Achievement Awards

Lambda Chapter, University of South Carolina

Chi Chapter, Drake University

 

Best Kept Secret Award

Alpha Delta Chapter, La Salle 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.

 

  • Rho Chapter
  • Brantley Center 25th Anniversary

 

  • Sigma Chapter
  • Alumni Golf Outing
  • Flip Books
  • Intern Testimonials
  • New Member Packets
  • Online Academic Distinction
  • Penny Wars
  • Shoe Box Recycling
  • Sigma Chapter Twitter

 

  • Alpha Iota Chapter
  • The Gammys
  • The Old, New and Everything in Between

 

  • Beta Gamma Chapter
  • Alumni Reunion Banquet
  • Drive-Thru Mock Interview
  • Farmers v AAA Discussion
  • GIS Inter-Chapter Event: Night with the Stars
  • Hootsuite
  • Personal Branding Workshop with Marsh
  • Pinterest
  • The CSUF Network 

 

Chapter Roll Call Award

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

Phi Chapter, Ball State University

  

International Chapter Awards

 

  • Epsilon Chapter from the University of Alabama
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations

 

  • Eta Chapter from the University of Georgia
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations

 

  • Lambda Chapter from the University of South Carolina
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development

 

  • Nu Chapter from Central Michigan University
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations

 

  • Pi Chapter from Mississippi State University
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development

 

  • Rho Chapter from Appalachian State University
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations

 

  • Sigma Chapter from Temple University
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations

 

  • Alpha Alpha Chapter from Olivet College
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations

 

  • Alpha Iota Chapter from St. John’s University
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations

 

  • Alpha Kappa Chapter from Illinois State University
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations

 

  • Alpha Mu Chapter from Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations

 

  • Alpha Rho Chapter from Fanshawe College
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations

 

  • Beta Alpha Chapter from the University of Iowa
  • Membership Development

 

  • Beta Gamma Chapter from Cal State Fullerton
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations

 

  • Beta Epsilon Chapter from the University of Central Oklahoma
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations

 

  • Beta Zeta Chapter from the University of North Texas
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations
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