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2014 YPC Scholarships

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For further information contact:
Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin
ATTN: Ron Von Haden
Phone: (800) 261-7429 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


MADISON, Wisconsin (April 24, 2014) – The Young Professionals Club, a division of the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (PIAW), based in Madison, WI, awarded $25,000 in scholarships to high school and college students who are pursuing careers in insurance or a related field of study such as risk management.

“This is the 10th year our group has awarded these scholarships to deserving young students in an effort to bring young talent into the insurance industry,” said Ryan Von Haden, CIC, AIS, Chairperson of the Young Professionals Club. “We are very proud to continue our tradition as the only agents association to make this type of commitment.” These are some of the largest private scholarships available in Wisconsin. The applicants are sponsored by PIAW members from across the state.

Each of the students below earned a $2,500 scholarship.

Student Name:Location:Sponsor Name:
Christina BudziszOak CreekJosh Overlee – BWO Insurance Group
Scott Van Dyn HovenLittle ChuteGuy Van Dyn Hoven – Van Dyn Hoven Ins. Agency
Emily MeiOconomowocPaul Dross – Dross Countryside Insurance
Cora WittmannLittle ChuteDave Wittmann – Dave Wittmann Insurance
Robert AlbingerJacksonJim Schwalen – West Bend Mutual Insurance Co.
Erin BretzmanGreen BayThomas Paroubek – Paroubek Insurance Agency
Taylor WirsbinskiSussexJim Stein – Associated Ins. Center of Sussex
Emily LehnerSussexJim Stein – Associated Ins. Center of Sussex
Andy AchenreinerOnalaskaGretchen Pangier – The Insurance Center
Caleb FredricksonNew GlarusDan Keyes – Wisconsin Mutual Insurance Co.


The Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin, Inc. is a trade association representing over 650 independent insurance agencies in Wisconsin and 3,500 agents and employees.

For more information or to locate a PIA member near you, look for the PIA logo or go to “Find a Member”.

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