2014 Award Winners

Gamma Iota Sigma is proud to announce the 2013-2014 Chapter Award and Individual Scholarship recipients.  This year’s awards were announced at the Annual International Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 4, 2014 during the 43rd Annual International Conference in Dallas, Texas.

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

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.

Alyssa Bouchard, Rho Chapter, Appalachian State University

 

Special Achievement Award

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

Zach Vasseur, Chi Chapter, Drake University

 

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.

Cathleen Gabriel, Sigma Chapter, Temple University

 

Anita Benedetti Memorial Award

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

Steven Costa, Sigma Chapter, Temple University

 

Elizabeth Lange / Microsoft Scholarship Award

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

Elizabeth Mattox, 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.

William Thorsson, Sigma Chapter, Temple University

 

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.

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

Nu Chapter, Central Michigan University

Lambda Chapter, University of South Carolina

 

Well-Rounded Chapter Award

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

Phi, Ball State University

Alpha Chi, Bradley University

Psi, Eastern Kentucky University

Alpha Rho, Fanshawe College

Iota, Florida State University

Alpha Kappa, Illinois State University

Alpha Delta, La Salle University

Omega, Middle Tennessee State University

Alpha Lambda, Missouri State University

Beta Epsilon, University of Central Oklahoma

Beta Alpha, University of Iowa

Alpha Tau, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Alpha Mu, Virginia Commonwealth 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.

Alpha Tau Chapter, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 

Special Achievement Award

Iota Chapter, Florida State University

 

Best Kept Secret Award

Beta Alpha Chapter, University of Iowa

 

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.

 

  • Chi Chapter
  • Compliments Week

 

  • Sigma Chapter
  • Mr. Gamma
  • Risky Biscuits
  • Live Broadcast Organizational Meetings
  • Career Development Case Study

 

  • Alpha Iota Chapter
  • Broker Battles
  • Orienteering

 

 

Chapter Roll Call Award

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

Applicant Chapter, University of Texas at Austin

  

International Chapter Awards

 

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

 

  • Alpha Epsilon Chapter from Indiana State University
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development

 

  • 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 Lambda Chapter from Missouri 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 Omega Chapter from St. Joseph’s University
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development

 

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

 

  • Alpha Tau Chapter from University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations

 

  • Beta Alpha Chapter from the University of Iowa
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Public Relations

 

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

 

  • Beta Gamma Chapter from California State University, Fullerton
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations

  

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

 

  • Chi Chapter from Drake University
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations

 

  • 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

 

  • Iota Chapter from Florida State University
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Membership Development

 

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

 

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

 

  • Omega Chapter from Middle Tennessee State University
  • Alumni Relations
  • Public Relations

 

  • Phi Chapter from Ball State 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

 

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