Fanshawe Students Win Big at International Conference
October 31, 2008
The Alpha Rho Chapter, representing Fanshawe, took home 10 international awards from the conference. Among those awards, Alpha Rho received the Superior Chapter Award to recognize the overall performance and commitment of its members. Alpha Rho took the same award at the 2007 conference in Washington, DC.
This year, 12 Fanshawe students along with two alumni and insurance program co-ordinator Cyndi Hornby attended the conference. Alpha Rho received recognition in Chapter Management, Public Relations, Community Service, Alumni Relations and Membership Development. The chapter also received Black & Gold Awards for National Exam Reimbursement Bursary, Recruiting PowerPoint Presentation and the Marketing Campaign: 'Want A Little Risk In Your Life.'
Capping off a weekend of wins, Alpha Rho earned the award for Best Roll Call skit for their hilarious demonstration of how Canadians serve milk in a bag, something foreign to Americans. The Roll Call skit was judged by other chapters at the conference which was held October 16 to 18, 2008.
Gamma Iota Sigma is a professional international fraternity organized to promote, encourage and sustain student interest in insurance, risk management and actuarial science. Fanshawe is the first Canadian college to have a Gamma Iota Sigma chapter.