Lansing Community College

LCC student among the best in elite WSIA national white paper contest

By Marilyn Twine

Sara Self

LANSING, Mich. – LCC Insurance and Risk Management major Sara Self placed third in a national white paper contest with her timely paper - Effects of COVID-19: Workers’ Compensation and the Shift to Telecommuting.

Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) sponsors the White Paper Contest twice a year to expand surplus lines awareness and knowledge for college students studying risk management and insurance, actuarial science, finance, and business.

The winning papers are published on the WSIA website and the winners receive awards in the following range:

  • 1st place - $1,500 award
  • 2nd place - $1,000 award
  • 3rd place - $ 500 award

Sara is the Vice President of Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) Gamma Mu chapter, a fraternity at LCC that promotes student growth and interest in the insurance industry. She has a passion for learning and celebrates the importance of continuing education. A mother of two boys, most of her free time is spent with her children.

Although she also enjoys attending conferences through GIS to continually develop her knowledge of the insurance industry. Sara has a strong network of family and friends that support her in continuing her education and success in future activities.

WSIA offers a variety of educational and outreach programs to support college students majoring in risk management and insurance and those interested in working in the excess and surplus lines industry.

Read Sara’s winning White Paper.

Learn more about LCC’s Insurance and Risk Management program.


About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

Lansing Community College provides equal opportunity for all persons and prohibits discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the College.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.

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