St. Mary’s chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma lauded

Risk management and insurance fraternity honored at conference

The St. Mary’s University chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma was recently honored with three awards at the academic risk management and insurance fraternity’s 44th annual international conference.

Student members of Gamma Iota Sigma – Beta Xi chapter attended the conference and were awarded:

  • International Chapter Awards in Chapter Management, Membership Development, and Public Relations
  • Well-rounded Chapter Award
  • Special Achievement Award

Chapter president Leanne Fuentes attributes the chapter’s success to the efforts of former chapter president Rogelio Hernandez – for his initiative and hard work in bringing Gamma Iota Sigma to St. Mary’s – and the support of David W. Sommer, Ph.D., Charles E. Cheever Chair of Risk Management and faculty adviser for Gamma Iota Sigma.

“This year was our first opportunity to attend the national conference as a chartered chapter,” Sommer said. “As a new chapter, we were especially proud to receive three awards in front of an audience of 550 students and numerous industry professionals from around the nation.”


St. Mary's University, founded in 1852, is the first institution of higher learning in San Antonio and the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest. It offers 75 programs, including doctoral and law programs, and has a diverse student population of about 3,800 of all faiths and backgrounds. Its vision, as a Catholic and Marianist liberal arts institution, is to become one of the finest private universities in the region, a gateway for graduates to professional lives as ethical leaders in Texas, the nation and the world.

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