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Merit Society Scholarship Program

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Scholarship Recipients


2016

One Student Awarded $3,000.00

Madeline MaxwellMadeline Maxwell is from Flushing, MI is a sophomore studying Insurance and Risk Management at Olivet College in Olivet, MI. She would like to be an insurance producer. Madeline is President-Elect for Gamma Iota Sigma, plays on the Olivet College women’s soccer team and was given the honor of Insurance Freshman of the Year. She is on the President’s List and Dean’s List for academic honors. Madeline completed an internship with Saginaw Bay Underwriters in the summer of 2015.



Two Students Awarded $2,000.00

Matthew PauazekMatthew Pauazek is from Indianapolis, IN. He is a Risk Management & Insurance and Finance major at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN where he is a junior. Matthew oversees and leads the Beta Lambda chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma Fraternity. He was given the honor of Butler University Top 100 Most Outstanding Students in December 2015 and has been on the Dean’s List every semester while attending Butler. Matthew is a participating member of the Risk Management Challenge Team (RIMS). He volunteers with The Patachou Foundation which feeds wholesome after school meals to economically disadvantaged youth. Matthew will be an intern at National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) summer 2016.



Trevor SteinerTrevor Steiner is a sophomore from Montgomery, IN attending Indiana State University studying Insurance & Risk Management and Financial Services. Trevor has been on the Dean’s list every semester while attending Indiana State University. He is a member of Gamma Iota Sigma and serves as the coordinator for the Insurance Advisory Council. He assisted with the annual Insurance and Risk Management Program Golf Outing in 2015 and helped to raise $25,000 for the program. While attending ISU, Trevor serves as a Resident Assistant. Trevor has had the opportunity to intern at both Terri Kelso Insurance and Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial.



Three Students Awarded $1,000.00

Sarah RumonSarah Rumon is a junior attending the University of St. Thomas in Apple Valley, MN. She is from Apple Valley, MN. Her major is Actuarial Science. Sarah is a founding member and president of Gamma Iota Sigma Beta Pi Chapter. She is also an international student representative for the Gamma Iota Sigma Grand Chapter. She participated in a study abroad program in London, UK to study Risk Management and Insurance. She was an intern the summer of 2015 at Travelers Insurance. Sarah is a past recipient of the NAMIC Merit Society Scholarship (2015).



Meagan StengerMeagan Stenger is a junior from Shelbyville, IL attending Indiana State University. She is majoring in Insurance & Risk Management. Meagan would like to become an underwriter. Megan is President-Elect with Gamma Iota Sigma Fraternity. She is the class liaison, marketing chair and team leader for Networks Professional Development Program. She is involved in the ISU Honors Program, a Sycamore Student Ambassador and has participated in the Riley Dance Marathon at ISU the past two years. She is a lead officer for Gongaware Scholarship Recruitment. She has been on the Dean’s list every semester while at ISU. Meagan worked 40 hours/week as an underwriting intern summer 2015 for Medical Protective.



Alejandro TrevinoAlejandro Trevino is a sophomore attending Olivet College in Olivet, MI. Alejandro is from Lansing, MI. He is a member of Gamma Iota Sigma Fraternity. He is the secretary for the Association for Computing Machinery Club. He also plays intramural basketball while attending Olivet College. Alejandro currently works in the technology office for Olivet College and was selected to be an intern summer 2016 at Auto Owners Insurance in the claims department. He is a volunteer at both St. Casimir Church and Advent House serving meals to the economically disadvantaged.



2015

Justine BetzJustine Betz: The NAMIC Merit Society named Justine Betz as one of its 2015 Merit Society Scholarship winners. Betz is an actuarial science major at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. She is currently in her Junior year and interested in pursuing a career as an actuary.

While attending school she has been a member of Gamma lota Sigma and served as secretary in 2015. Justine will be an actuarial intern with SwissRe the summer of 2015. Betz received $1,000 to assist her in her studies.

Stacy HoefertStacy Hoefert: The NAMIC Merit Society named Stacy Hoefert as one of its 2015 Merit Society Scholarship winners. Hoefert is an actuarial science major at Bradley University, Peoria, IL. She is currently in her Junior year and wishes to pursue a career in actuarial science.

While attending school she has been an executive board member for Gamma Iota Sigma Actuarial Science Fraternity and a Global Scholar. She is an actuarial pricing intern for RLI and will be an analyst in the 2015 summer program for AIG.

Hoefert received $1,000 to assist her in her studies.

Nance LeNancy Le: The NAMIC Merit Society named Nancy Le as one of its 2015 Merit Society Scholarship winners. Le is a risk management and insurance major at Temple University – Fox School of business in Philadelphia, PA. She is a junior and interested in pursuing a career in risk management.

While attending school she has been a member of Gamma Iota Sigma and interned with Philadelphia Insurance Companies in 2014.

Le received $1,000 to assist her in her studies.

Leah LupuLeah Lupu: The NAMIC Merit Society named Leah Lupu as one of its 2015 Merit Society Scholarship winners. Lupu is an insurance and risk management and financial planning major at Olivet College, Olivet, MI. She is currently in her Junior year and after graduation wishes to pursue a career in insurance and risk management. While attending school she has been Vice President of Career Services in the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma Fraternity and serves as secretary of the Hosford Society of Scholars. Lupu is a founding member and secretary in the Society of Financial Service Professionals University Partnership Program. Lupu received $1,000 to assist her in her studies.

Sarah RumpnSarah Rumon: The NAMIC Merit Society named Sarah Rumon as one of its 2015 Merit Society Scholarship winners. Rumon is an actuarial science major at University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She is currently in her Sophomore year and interested in pursuing a career in actuarial science.

While attending school she has been a member of the Math & Actuarial Science Club and president and founding member of Gamma Iota Sigma Fraternity.

Rumon will receive $1000 to assist her in her studies.

Daniel SmithDaniel Smith: The NAMIC Merit Society named Daniel Smith as one of its 2015 Merit Society Scholarship winners. Smith is a finance major with concentration in actuarial science at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. He is currently in his Junior year and would like to pursue a career in actuarial science.

While attending school he has been elected to the board of directors for the Epsilon Chapter, Gamma Iota Sigma and is currently serving as secretary.

Smith will receive $1000 to assist him in his studies.

Marki WilberMarki Wilber: The NAMIC Merit Society named Marki Wilber as one of its 2015 Merit Society Scholarship winners. Wilber is an insurance and risk management major at Olivet College in Olivet, MI. She is currently a sophomore and wishes to pursue a career in the insurance industry.

While attending school she has been a member of gamma Iota Sigma Fraternity. She will be an intern at Auto Owners this summer.

Wilber will receive $1,000 to assist her in her studies.

Erika WolfeErika Wolfe: The NAMIC Merit Society named Erika Wolfe as one of its 2015 Merit Society Scholarship winners. Wolfe is a senior at Temple University – Fox School of Business in Philadelphia, PA. She is a risk management and insurance and marketing major and interested in pursuing a career in employee benefits in the insurance industry when she graduates.

While attending school she has been a member of the Employee Benefits Career Development Committee within the Gamma Iota Sigma Fraternity. She is also a member of Delaware Valley Chapter of RIMS and Beta Gamma Sigma. Wolfe will receive $1,000 to assister her in her studies.

2014

Yancey HicksYancey Hicks: The NAMIC Merit Society named Yancey Hicks as one of its 2014 Merit Society Scholarship winners. Hicks is an insurance and risk managements major at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is currently in his Senior year and has interest in pursuing an commercial insurance broker career.

While attending school he has interned for several different companies and is the Executive Vice President of the insurance fraternity, Gamma Iota Sigma.

Yancey received $1,000 to assist him in his studies.

Jennifer RicheyJennifer Richey: The NAMIC Merit Society named Jennifer Richey as one of its 2014 Merit Society Scholarship winners. Richey is an insurance and risk managements major at the Missouri State University. She is currently in her Senior year and has interest in pursuing a sales or risk management career.

While attending school she has held down many part-time jobs and is the President of the insurance fraternity, Gamma Iota Sigma.

Richey received $1,000 to assist her in her studies.

2013

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.

2012

Rachael RobertsSteven Zappia: The NAMIC Merit Society named Steven Zappia as one of its 2012 Merit Society 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 Society 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: Monday, September 26, 2016 8:46:27 PM.

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