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Celebrating Education and Hope: Rathbun Insurance Supports The Gregory Hurst Memorial Scholarship

At Rathbun Insurance, we cherish opportunities to uplift and empower our community, especially when it involves supporting education and fostering hope for future generations. We are thrilled to share that our CEO, Ben Rathbun, and Producer, Darren Bardell, recently had the privilege of attending and supporting The University of Olivet's Gregory Hurst Memorial Scholarship.

In the heart of the insurance and risk management community, a story of resilience, hope, and compassion unfolds, exemplified by the life of Gregory Hurst. This event is in honor of the The Gregory Hurst Memorial Scholarship, a tribute to a remarkable individual whose journey at The University of Olivet inspires a legacy.

Gregory Hurst's remarkable story unfolds at The University of Olivet, where he, alongside his close friend Gretchen Humphreys, embarked on an educational journey in the highly regarded Insurance and Risk Management Program. Olivet, celebrated for its top-tier education and recognized in Best's Review national survey, was more than an academic institution for Gregory; it was a place where his resilience and ambitions were nurtured. Amidst his studies, Gregory faced a formidable challenge: a battle with cancer that tested his resolve but never wavered his commitment to his education.

Envisioned by Gregory Hurst in his final days and brought to fruition through the dedication of his close friend, Gretchen Humphreys, The Gregory Hurst Memorial Scholarship stands as a powerful symbol of hope and opportunity. This scholarship supports African American students enrolled in The University of Olivet's Insurance and Risk Management Program, a demographic that Gregory was particularly passionate about uplifting through educational opportunities.

With a fundraising target of $50,000, the scholarship is not just a one-time gesture but is intended to be a perennial source of support, assisting students year after year. It embodies Gregory's deep-seated belief in the transformative power of education, reflecting his desire to open doors for others.

At Rathbun Insurance, we are honored to stand alongside The University of Olivet and support The Gregory Hurst Memorial Scholarship. Together, let's celebrate the transformative power of education and ensure that Gregory's legacy of hope and compassion continues to brighten the future of our industry.