From left to right: Dr. William Rabel, Timothy Boyle, Laura LePere, John Glowacki, and AIIA EVP & CEO Bill Sager.
TUSCALOOSA, ALA.--- Three students in the University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration have received significant scholarships to promote their entry into careers in the insurance industry in the state of Alabama.
Timothy Boyle, John Glowacki, and Laura LePere were chosen from among a large number of applicants to receive the highly competitive Capps-Calhoun scholarships presented by the Excalibur Education Foundation, the educational arm of the Alabama Independent Insurance Agents (AIIA) and the Alabama Young Agents Committee. They received the scholarships in a ceremony September 21 in the Insurance Hall of Fame Museum, located in Alston Hall on the University of Alabama campus.
The scholarship recognizes outstanding juniors and seniors who attend a college or university in Alabama and plan to pursue a career in the insurance field. To date, more than $60,000 has been awarded.
Executive Vice President and CEO of Alabama Independent Insurance Agents, Bill Sager, presented the scholarships to the students, all majoring in Finance with a specialization in Insurance and Risk Management.
“These young people are the future of our profession and we are especially pleased to recognize them and help them fund their college education,” said Sager. “Over the years I have been highly impressed with students from the University of Alabama and Laura, Tim, and John are among the finest young people I have ever met.”
AIIA is a non-profit organization that has been serving agents and companies since 1896 through a variety of coverage choices like auto, home, business, life and health as well as retirement and employee-benefit products. In addition, to serving their customers, the organization seeks to serve the community through its Young Agents program and Capps-Calhoun scholarship.
“After I graduate in the spring, I plan to return to North Carolina to work with my father in his independent insurance agency. After working under him for a couple of years, I plan to start opening my own offices along the east coast,” said recipient, Timothy Boyle. “Along with the scholarship, the Alabama Independent Insurance Agents invited me to their Young Agents Conference, this past July, in Pensacola. That weekend, I was able to meet with over 200 agents and providers from across the state in a relaxed vacation setting. It was truly the perfect networking opportunity.”