Press Release

Gibson Receives Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
by Rebecca Penner

Hannibal-LaGrange University recognized the annual alumni award winners during the 2012 Hollywood Homecoming Friday Entertainment on October 5.The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award was presented to Justin L. Gibson ’08. This award is given to a Hannibal-LaGrange graduate who is age 35 or younger for outstanding accomplishments in their profession, business, community, state or nation.

Justin graduated from Hannibal-LaGrange in 2008 with a Business Administration degree and an emphasis in finance.  Since then, he’s attained numerous Insurance and Securities licenses.  After obtaining his licenses, he was blessed with the opportunity to join Benson Financial Group in January 2010 as a financial advisor and part owner.  He loves his work and coworkers. 

Justin married fellow alum Brooke Gibson, lives in Hannibal and attends Madison Park Christian Church in Quincy, IL.  He is active in the community as treasurer of the Hannibal chapter of Gideon’s International, a member of Early Bird Kiwanis and participant in the FACT mentoring program with the Hannibal Public Schools. 

“I feel very honored and thankful to be an alum of HLGU,” said Justin. “It provided me with a great Christian environment to receive and education and an experience I will never forget.”

For more information on the award, or to nominate someone for 2013’s alumni awards, contact Lauren Youse, director of alumni services and development, at (573) 629.3126 or via email at lauren.youse@hlg.edu

Hannibal-LaGrange is a four-year Christian university fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations