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Photo Caption: New York Life Awards Local Student $2,000 Scholarship in Recognition of Life Insurance Awareness Month

NEW YORK, NY September 5, 2012 – In recognition of Life Insurance Awareness Month, New York Life awarded James Dempsey from Scranton, PA, a freshman at Marywood University, a $2,000 LIFE Lesson Scholarship for his essay illustrating the need for life insurance. Mr. Dempsey’s essay documented his family’s struggle without life insurance coverage after his father’s unexpected death. September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, when the financial protection and security life insurance provides to families is promoted across the nation. Go to for more information.

Members of New York Life’s Northeastern PA General Office pictured left to right: Nicholas Gavern, Jr., sales development manager; Dana L. McCue, director of operations; James Dempsey, scholarship recipient; and Rudy Pope, managing partner.