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  • InVEST Program Announces 2015 Teacher of the Year

    11/09/2015
    Denise Tucker, who teaches at Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, Texas, is the 2015 InVEST Teacher of the Year Award. Tucker has taught high school for nine years, including four on the Woodrow Wilson High School faculty. A popular teacher and community leader, she was nominated by the Independent Insurance Agents of Dallas. Tucker is credited with bringing the InVEST program to Woodrow Wilson High School and successfully managing an exciting curriculum that includes internships, job shadowing days, and launching an Academy of Finance Advisory Board operated by students.
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  • Chicago Area Agent Presented with Dach Award

    10/14/2015
    The InVEST program awarded Michael-Charles “Mike” Hilson, vice president of G.B.G, Inc., a Trusted Choice® independent insurance agency in South Holland, Illinois, with the Dach Award which honors an insurance industry volunteer who has made tremendous contributions in fostering the growth and development of InVEST.
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  • InVEST Awards 88 Academic Student Scholarships

    07/02/2015
    This year’s scholarship winners represent 32 schools and hail from Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
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  • Travelers Executive Tom Davis Presented with Dach Award

    07/18/2014
    The InVEST program awarded Tom Davis, CPCU, Travelers underwriting officer, with the Dach Award which honors an insurance industry volunteer who has made tremendous contributions in fostering the growth and development of InVEST.
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  • InVEST Awards 70 Academic Scholarships

    07/18/2014
    InVEST, the insurance industry’s premier classroom to career education program, has awarded $87,000 in scholarships to 70 students pursuing insurance-related degrees, breaking previous scholarship records.
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  • InVEST Announces 2014 Teacher of the Year

    06/23/2014
    Adam W. Zupkoff, who teaches at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla., is the 2014 InVEST Teacher of the Year Award.
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  • InVEST® Renames Award in Honor of Florida Educator

    11/14/2013
    InVEST®, the insurance industry’s premier classroom-to-career education program, is pleased to name the InVEST Teacher of the Year Award in honor of Florida educator Gary Preston. The award will bear Preston's name for the next five years in recognition of his distinguished career teaching InVEST for more than two decades.
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  • 2013 National InVEST Teacher of the Year

    08/02/2013
    The National InVEST Teacher of the Year recipient is Marcelina Pascual an adult educator at Roosevelt High School in Washington, D.C.
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  • Florida Agent Earns InVEST Dach Award

    07/25/2013
    This year, InVEST has awarded Lorrie Partridge, AAI, president of Blackadar Insurance in Longwood, Fla., with the Dach Award for her involvement in scholarship fundraising efforts and countless volunteer hours at Dr. Phillips High School, where she coordinates various activities including a highly successful mock job interview project
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  • 2013 InVEST Awards 65 Academic Student Scholarships

    07/08/2013
    InVEST, the insurance industry’s premier classroom to career education program, has awarded $70,500 in scholarships to 65 students pursuing insurance-related degrees, breaking previous scholarship records.
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  • Travelers Executive William S. Allen Presented with Dach Award

    10/11/2012
    The InVEST program awarded William “Bill” Allen, Jr., Travelers Select Sales Executive, with the Dach Award which honors an insurance industry volunteer who has made tremendous contributions in fostering the growth and development of InVEST.
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  • Orlando High School Educator Awarded Teacher Of The Year

    09/13/2012
    The InVEST program awarded Bill Daniel, 18 year veteran William R. Boone High School teacher in Orlando, Fla., with the InVEST Teacher of the Year Award. Daniel has served as a teacher for more than 20 years, including 18 years on the William R. Boone High School faculty. He has led the InVEST Program at Boone for the past 15 years and is well-known for his enthusiastic approach to the financial literacy program.
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  • 2012 InVEST Awards 55 Student Scholarships

    07/05/2012
    InVEST, the insurance industry’s premier classroom to career education program, has awarded $61,500 in scholarships to 55 students pursuing insurance-related degrees. The program is a key incentive in attracting new talent to the insurance industry.
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  • San Diego County Executive and Educator Awarded InVEST Teacher of the Year

    08/18/2011
    The InVEST program awarded Bob Captain, an insurance executive with Barney & Barney LLC in San Diego and Grossmont College faculty member, with the InVEST Teacher of the Year Award.
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  • Travelers Sales Executive Presented with Dach Award

    07/25/2011
    The InVEST program awarded John Gist, Travelers of Florida sales executive, with the Dach Award which honors an insurance industry volunteer who has made tremendous contributions in fostering the growth and development of InVEST.
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  • 2011 Scholarship Winners

    05/01/2011
    Thank you 2011 donors, auction supporters and the Big "I" National Young Agents Committee. Because of your support, InVEST Awarded $47,000 in Student Scholarships for InVEST graduates pursuing insurance industry careers.
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  • InVEST Presents Dach Award to Florida Agent

    05/03/2010
    The InVEST program awarded Lindsey Shank, CIC, with the Dach Award. The Dach Award honors an insurance industry volunteer who has made tremendous contributions in fostering the growth and development of InVEST. Shank is assistant agency manager and assistant vice president of the BB&T Insurance agency in St. Petersburg, Fla. She was an active and top InVEST student her junior and senior years at St. Petersburg Catholic High School. The school’s popular InVEST program is hailed as one of the top in the country.
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  • 2010 Scholarship Winners

    05/01/2010
    Thank you 2010 donors, auction supporters and the Big "I" National Young Agents Committee. Because of your support, InVEST Awarded $58,500 in Student Scholarships for InVEST graduates pursuing insurance industry careers.
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  • InVEST Presents Dach Award to NY Industry Leader

    07/01/2009
    The InVEST program awarded Dee Macheda of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) with the Dach Award. The Dach Award honors an insurance industry volunteer who has made tremendous contributions in fostering the growth and development of InVEST.
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  • Connecticut Teacher Awarded InVEST Teacher of the Year

    07/01/2009
    The InVEST program awarded Gary Barcher of Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield, Conn. 2009 Teacher of the Year. The Bloomfield High School insurance simulation program Barcher started has students create business cards, set appointments and overcome objections to sell their insurance product by explaining the benefits of insurance as one means of financial protection and responsibility. Students also price policies and adjust claims to experience the complete sales cycle. Barcher partners with Travelers Insurance and local agents to provide speakers, resources and internships.
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