Friday, October 20th, 2017
The Chi Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) at Drake received the following outstanding and notable awards at the 46th Annual GIS International Conference in Dallas on Sept. 28–30. Gamma Iota Sigma is an international risk management, insurance, and actuarial science collegiate fraternity.
The Edison L. Bowers Award
The highest honor a chapter can receive. The award recognizes the GIS chapter that demonstrated an exceptional, well-rounded, and organized program throughout the past academic year.
Superior Chapter Award
Recognizes chapters that have excelled in all areas of chapter management.
Black and Gold Award
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. This award was received for the Paint Your Future service event and Mock Career Fair event.
Individual member awards:
Kate McCoy – Alan C. Williams Award
Recognizes the individual member of GIS that sets the best example for all other members and is the 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. This is the highest honor that can be bestowed on any member of GIS, and it is only presented when there is a worthy recipient.
Trevor Carlson – Thomas J. Miles Actuarial Award
Recognizes an individual member of GIS that best represents the qualities of scholarship, leadership, character, and service exemplified by Dr. Miles.