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Kevin Welu to Recieve Distinguished Service Award

posted by TrueNorth Companies on Monday, October 21, 2019


Coe College will present TrueNorth Wealth Management’s Kevin Welu with the Distinguished Service Award on Oct. 26 during the All-Alumni Recognition Reception and Program the Stewart Memorial Library.

This award is based on nominations, and according to the college, the Distinguished Service Award “is a lifetime achievement honor for alumni or friends of the college who display exceptional stewardship to Coe through their service and/or financial contributions.” 

The Distinguished Service Award is given to alumni nominees who have graduated from Coe College a minimum of 25 years ago. The Coe Alumni Council evaluates the nominees based on weighted criteria including the distinction in their professional field, loyalty to the college and community engagement.

“This is a very humbling experience,” Welu said. “I’ve come to learn more about the award over the past couple of months.  Someone nominated me, whom I do not know. Anyone who knows me knows my pride and commitment to all three of these areas. Although I understand this is a lifetime of achievement award, I am only just beginning and will continue to give my all to Coe, community and career for many years to come.” 

The program will include David McInally, the president of Coe College, giving brief remarks about the college and its future and the pinning of the 1969 Golden Reunion Class. Other awards that will be presented include the Young Alum Award and the Alumni Award of Merit.

Located in Cedar Rapids, IA., Coe College is a selective, private, nationally recognized four-year liberal arts college providing educational experiences for students since 1851. The college has a national reputation for academic excellence, and Coe’s location provides an abundance of internships for students and career opportunities for graduates.

“Congrats on a well-deserved recognition of your commitment to Coe and our community,” Duane Smith, CEO of TrueNorth, said. “Dan Sullivan’s quote, ‘Giving back, infuses life with a meaning greater than money, and helps direct and focus individual talents and energies.’ Kevin exemplifies this spirit of ‘Giving’ in his commitment to Coe and to our community.”

TrueNorth® is a risk management and insurance brokerage firm focused on providing integrated solutions to our clients. Our entrepreneurial team specializes in assisting businesses and individuals with customized solutions to meet their insurance and financial needs. For businesses, we provide risk management/property casualty, employee benefits, retirement plans, strategic continuation planning, consulting and education. TrueNorth also offers individual solutions in personal home, auto, liability, financial planning and health insurance. TrueNorth is headquartered in Cedar Rapids with additional Iowa locations in Cedar Falls, the Greater Des Moines area and the Quad Cities. Across the country, we have sales offices in Colorado, Illinois, Michigan and Texas.

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