2012 Award Winners

Gamma Iota Sigma is proud to announce the 2011-2012 Chapter Award and Individual Scholarship recipients.  This year’s awards were handed out at the Annual International Awards Dinner on Friday, October 12, 2012 during the 41st Annual International Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

 

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.

Aaron Augustyniak, Illinois State University

Mason Novess, Olivet College

 

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.

Ryne Herring, 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.

Rita Mendenhall, University of Central Oklahoma

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.

Daniel Widmann, Ball State 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.

Benjamin Woodruff, The University of Alabama Read the Winning Paper Here

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

Sigma Chapter, Temple University

 

Superior Chapter Award

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

Sigma Chapter, Temple University

Alpha Mu Chapter, Virginia Commonwealth University

Alpha Rho Chapter, Fanshawe College

Alpha Kappa Chapter, Illinois State University

Alpha Alpha Chapter, Olivet College

 

Excellent Chapter Award

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

Nu Chapter, Central Michigan University

 

Well-Rounded Chapter Award

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

Sigma Chapter, Temple University

Alpha Mu Chapter, Virginia Commonwealth University

Alpha Rho Chapter, Fanshawe College

Alpha Kappa Chapter, Illinois State University

Alpha Alpha Chapter, Olivet College

Nu Chapter, Central Michigan University

Psi Chapter, Eastern Kentucky University

Beta Epsilon Chapter, University of Central Oklahoma

Beta Gamma Chapter, California State University, Fullerton

Omega Chapter, Middle Tennessee State University

Beta Zeta Chapter, University of North Texas

Alpha Delta Chapter, LaSalle University

Rho Chapter, Appalachian State University

Alpha Iota Chapter, St. John’s University

Zeta Chapter, Georgia State University

 

Most Improved Chapter Award

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

Beta Epsilon Chapter, University of Central Oklahoma

 

Special Achievement Award

Rho Chapter, Appalachian State University

Beta Zeta Chapter, University of North Texas

 

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.

  • Alpha Iota Chapter
  • Risk Leadership Development Program
  • Themed Meetings
  • Beta Gamma Chapter
  • Actuary Leadership Forum
  • Kettle Corn & Boba Fundraiser
  • OCRIMS Hot Cocoa Social
  • Recycling Drive
  • Alpha Mu Chapter
  • Gamma Bumper Stickers
  • Gamma Can
  • Gamma Professional Photos
  • RMI Challenge
  • Beta Epsilon Chapter
  • Marathon
  • Presidents Club Children’s Christmas Party
  • Pi Chapter
  • Managing Risks in Music City
  • Psi Chapter
  • Managing Risks in Music City
  • Rho Chapter
  • Today’s Student, Tomorrow’s Agent
  • Sigma Chapter
  • Gift of Life Family House Donation
  • Quick Response (QR) Code
  • Gamma Gala Photos
  • Kaps for Kids
  • Gamma Games: Alumni Involvement
  • Tau Chapter
  • Bigger Blacker Black History Month

 

Chapter Roll Call Award

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

Alpha Nu Chapter, Ohio University

 

International Chapter Awards

  • Eta Chapter from the University of Georgia
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • 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
  • Public Relations
  • 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
  • Phi Chapter from Ball State University
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations
  • Omega Chapter from Middle Tennessee State University
  • Alumni Relations
  • Public Relations
  • Alpha Alpha Chapter from Olivet College
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations
  • Alpha Epsilon Chapter from Indiana State University
  • Chapter Management
  • 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 Nu Chapter from Ohio University
  • Chapter Management
  • Membership Development
  • Alpha Rho Chapter from Fanshawe College
  • Alumni Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Public Relations
  • Beta Gamma Chapter from Cal State Fullerton
  • 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
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