Morris Receives Jack F. Derrickson Award

October 14, 2003

Barry Morris was named the 2003 recipient of the Jack F. Derrickson Award for Outstanding Course Leadership given by the American Institute for CPCU and the Insurance Institute of America (IIA).

Morris retired in August 2002 from Universal Underwriters Insurance Company, Overland Park, Kan., where he served as assistant vice president, P/C Services.

The Derrickson Award, which is given annually, honors a teacher of insurance courses whose students pass national Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and IIA examinations at a rate higher than the national average over an extended period of time.

Terrie Troxel, president and CEO of the Institutes, presented Morris with a check for $500 and a Derrickson Award plaque at the CPCU conferment ceremony at the New Orleans Marriott on Oct. 12. The Institutes flew Morris and his wife, Kaye, to New Orleans for the award presentation.

In presenting the award, Troxel said, “Outstanding course leaders such as Mr. Morris have a command of course content as well as the ability to motivate students to want to learn. They show a personal interest in students and encourage them to continue to expand their skills and knowledge.”

The award is named for Derrickson, who graded CPCU and IIA examinations for 38 years and taught insurance courses through the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.

For the last 20 years of his career, he was with General Accident Insurance in Philadelphia. Derrickson funded this award to recognize excellence in course leadership.

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