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WSC Presents Alumni Service Award During Homecoming

Published: 11-8-2012 1:40 pm

The 2012 Alumni Service Award was presented to Don and Diane (Massman) Soukup at the Homecoming/Hall of Fame Banquet on Sept. 29. The award recognizes alumni who have enhanced the college through dedicated service, promotion and financial support.

Don and Diane graduated from WSC in 1971. Both started their insurance careers as claims adjusters, moved to an insurance regional office where Don earned Insurance Institute of America and Fellowship of Life Management Institute designations and became a Life Company Underwriting Superintendent and Diane was a subrogation officer. They left the internal operations of the company to pursue careers in sales; Don was an agent/broker and Diane a customer service representative/instructor.

Concurrently, they served in the U.S. Army Reserves.  Don retired after 23 years as a sergeant major and Diane at 20 years as a master sergeant. Their brokerage was sold; however, they still own a percentage in an insurance company and continue to maintain insurance licenses in California and Nevada by completing continuing education courses. The Soukups became trustees of the Wayne State Foundation in 1986 and are members of the Presidents Society and the Heritage Society.

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