Despite a seasonal snow storm, CPCU Society Central Illinois Chapter enjoyed a great turn-out for the first-time collegiate Networking Social event held February 21st, 2013. The programs and Mentoring Committees partnered to create the event which brought together chapter members and mentees, as well as area university insurance/business students and faculty. University participants included Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan, and University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign.
Programs Chair, Thomas Holmes, led the event and the apx. 60 attendees enjoyed a Networking presentation by Chapter President, Jennifer S. McFarland. Everyone enjoyed catered BBQ and Networking activities, followed by a fun concert with pop/folk recording artist, Susanne Vega. Mentees and University students enjoyed receiving complementary CPCU branded mugs to ‘spread the word’ at their schools about the value of a CPCU designation. The organizers are too numerous to list here, but the Chapter as well as Programs & Mentoring committees would like to thank everyone for their support! Attendees left craving a little bit more...by our view, just about right for the first time out.
Thomas Holmes, Programs Chair
Michelle Rushing, Mentoring Char