Gamma Iota Sigma Students Travel to Dallas, Receive Three Awards
Members of EKU’s Psi Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS), a professional fraternity for students pursing careers in risk management, insurance, and actuarial science, had the opportunity to attend the organization’s 48th Annual International Conference in Dallas, Texas at the end of September.
The Psi Chapter sent 13 students, pictured above, to the four day conference to learn, grow, and connect with other GIS chapters around the United States. Students are (left to right): Cierra Monroe, Chris Everitt, Anna Voges, Tierra Monroe, Seth Brock, Abbey Hulett, Brennan Gilliam, Cassidy Woosley, Tristan Siglock, Kara Williams, Casey Pahner, Brianna Robinson, Jonathan Pierce, and RMI program director, Dr. Lisa Gardner.
The conference provided opportunities for students to attend various informational sessions on topics involving emerging risks and professional development as well as career fairs and functions with industry professionals. While attending the conference, several students were also invited to interview with companies for internships and full-time positions. The career fairs at these conferences have proven to be very beneficial to students as three of EKU RMI’s students received internships this past summer through conference career fairs.
“The Gamma Iota Sigma International Conference was the 2nd conference I have been to with the Psi Chapter at EKU and the experience was absolutely fantastic and very rewarding. Not only did I get to meet with tons of amazing companies, but I also got to become closer with all of my friends in Gamma. I will never forget our trip,” says Seth Brock, a senior GIS member.
In recognition of success and growth over the previous year, the Psi Chapter was proud to receive three awards at the conference: Well-Rounded Chapter, Most Improved Chapter, and International Chapter. The Well-Rounded Chapter award reflects the chapter’s numerous activities and involvement over the year and is awarded to chapters who reach a distinguished number of “points”. Most Improved Chapter is awarded if a chapter has shown great improvement from the previous year in membership, participation, and activities. The International Chapter is awarded to chapters who experience a substantial amount of growth and participation in members.
The Psi Chapter looks forward to building on the growth and improvements from last year to further our chapter’s success.
Published on October 07, 2019