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Tonya Suits
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Merit Society Scholarship Program

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Scholarship Recipients

2014 - To Be Announced Soon


Rachael RobertsRachel Roberts: The NAMIC Merit Society named Rachel Roberts as its 2013 Merit Society Scholarship winner. Roberts is an insurance and risk management major at Indiana State University. She is currently in her sophomore year and has interests in pursuing an underwriting and surplus lines career.

Her interest in the insurance industry should not come as a surprise to the people who know Roberts. Insurance runs in her family. Her mother is an insurance agent for South Bend, Ind.-based Gibson Insurance.

Tim Leman, Gibson’s president and CEO, who has been her mentor for quite some time, has high expectations for Roberts. “She is clearly bright, responsible, very outgoing, and extremely respectful,” he wrote in her scholarship recommendation letter. “She has an extremely bright future in our industry.”

Roberts is an active member of the ISU campus. She has been a member of the residence hall council, a member of the insurance fraternity Gamma Iota Sigma, and pledged Delta Sigma Pi.

Rachel received $500 to assist her in her studies.


Rachael RobertsSteven Zappia: The NAMIC Merit Society named Steven Zappia as one of its 2012 Merit Sociey Scholarship winner. Steven is a sophomore working to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in risk management and insurance at Utica College and is from Buffalo, New York.

While attending school, he is also a full-time athlete involved in ice hockey and has been on the Dean’s list the entire time he has been enrolled in Utica College. He is the Vice President of his college’s Gamma Iota Sigma-Beta Delta Chapter and a member of the New York Young Insurance Professionals group.

Steven received $500 to assist him in his studies.


Rachael RobertsMorgan Godden: The NAMIC Merit Scoeity named Morgan Godden as one if its 2012 Merit Society Scholarship winner. Morgan is a junior working to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Insurance with a focus on claims or risk management at Indiana State University.

While attending school, Morgan is the Vice President of Communication for Gamma Iota Sigma and was inducted into the Yellow Rose Society of Alpha Kappa Psi, where she is the Vice President of Communications and Secretary. She also is a part of the Campus Outreach where she leads a bible study.

Morgan received $500 to assist her in her studies.

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 10:43:28 AM. Modified: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:12:19 AM.

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