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Update                                     Insurance & Risk Management Program
                                                                                                                                              Issue I    March 2006




 The Insurance and Risk Management Program at MacEwan has been around since 1982 – and over the years we have graduated many
 students. We want to stay connected with our alumni, and this newsletter is one initiative that is helping us to do that. We are working
 with the College Alumni Association to get in touch with our grads, and if you know anyone that should be receiving this newsletter,
 please encourage them to provide us with their contact information.

 We want to keep you updated about changes in the program and encourage your feedback and involvement! Please get in touch with
 us by calling the program at 497.5576.

                                                        Get Involved – support our
 What’s new                                             program                                            Thanks!
 In 2002, the delivery of the original two-year         Our alumni are involved with our program in many   On February 28, we hosted a mixer for students
 diploma was changed to a one-year accelerated          ways:                                              who will graduate in March – a huge thank you to
 delivery model: students attend classes from           • As Advisory Committee members – this group       ING Canada for sponsoring the event. We would
 September through September. Now, we also offer           of industry professionals provides industry     also like to thank the industry professionals who
 a 15-month full-time intake for students who wish         specific advice to the program staff.           took time to come to meet our students.
 to start their studies in January.                     • Attending mixer events, where upcoming
                                                           graduates get the opportunity to meet           Thanks also to the Alberta Association of
 In July of 2005, Teresa Costouros, who joined             industry professionals and network.             Insurance Adjusters for inviting staff and students
 the program as an instructor in 2000, became           • Promoting our program to others – word           to their January dinner meeting that featured
 Program Chair and Curriculum Coordinator – and            of mouth has always been the greatest           a presentation on claims adjusting following
 continues to instruct as well. Chuck Lee is actively      contributor to our application base.            Hurricane Katrina. Based on feedback from
 involved in an instructional capacity and Karen        • Speaking to our students in class.               the event, some serious career
 Portas continues to advise and assist students and     • Encouraging their organizations to make a        decisions were made!
 provide administrative assistance.                        donation to our program – whether it’s to our
                                                           development fund for promotional purposes       Lastly, we would like to thank NARIMS for inviting
 You may have heard that the Insurance and Risk            or as a grant, bursary or scholarship for       students to their breakfast meetings on an ongoing
 Management Program has relocated to our South             program students.                               basis. The meetings give students the chance to
 Campus. Well, the rumours are not true! We are                                                            participate in industry events and learn outside
 in different offices on the second floor of the 105                                                       of the classroom.
 Street building at City Centre Campus. Our new         What’s your story?
 address is #5-252, 10700 - 104 Street. Drop by         We would love to hear from you – toot your own
 for a visit anytime.                                   horn… tell us your story!

                                                        Send an email to the Program Chair at
                                                        costourost@macewan.ca and we would
                                                        be delighted to feature you in a future issue.
Insurance Institute of Northern Alberta – Fall 2005 Annual Awards Event
Of the fifteen local and national awards presented at the awards event, seven recipients are program alumni. Congratulations.

Local Awards
Honourable Order of the Blue Goose Edmonton Chapter (Awarded to Top First Year Student in CIP Program): Elizabeth (Lisa) Phillips
Edmonton Insurance Association (Awarded to Runner-Up Top CIP Graduate): Erin Scott
Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company (Awarded to Top Underwriter CIP Graduate): Erin Scott
Tony Thibaudeau / IINA Education Award: Kelly Nolte


National Awards
Gerald E. Hackett Memorial Prize (Awarded for best performance by a CIP student having completing 5 courses in the program): Erin Scott
Tretiak Memorial Prize (Awarded to Top First Year CIP student in a full-time community college program): Elizabeth (Lisa) Phillips
Frank Dougan Prize (Awarded to top graduating full-time community college student): Elizabeth (Lisa) Phillips



Five of the twelve FCIP recipients are              Many of our grads completed their CIP and
MacEwan alumni                                      received their designation at the November
                                                    2005 Annual Awards Event.
Bryan Kaye
Vince Marino                                        Congratulations to:
Roger Roebuck                                                Kelly Barclay
Stephen Rourke                                               Kimberly Bonko
Mark Wiens                                                   Michelle Bradford                           Grant MacEwan College
                                                             Allan Bradley
                                                             Sativa Briggs                               alumni move onward and
                                                             Sidney Buck
                                                             Darren Cholowski
                                                                                                         upward
                                                             Shirley Crann
                                                             Stephen Davis                               Erin Scott, CIP (2004),
                                                             Darren Domshy                               Joel Himschoot, CIP (2004),
                                                             Melanie Douglas                             were both employed as Underwriting Assistants in
                                                             Pauline Doyon                               Aviva Canada’s Underwriting Department and have
                                                             Jolene Dumont                               both been promoted to Junior Underwriter. Well
                                                             Andrew Duncan                               done Erin and Joel!
                                                             Derek Gray
                                                             Joel Himschoot                              Eric McMurray, FCIP, CRM (1992),
                                                             Richard Horth                               was recently selected as MacEwan’s Distinguished
                                                             Amanda Kay                                  Alumni; he will be recognized at the 2006
                                                             Nadair Keogh                                Convocation in May. Eric became a Vice President
                                                             Marta Larsen                                – Senior Account Executive for AON in 2002. He
                                                             Monica Lizotte                              joined Willis in 2004 as a VP – Senior Account
                                                             Cristan Lockhart                            Executive. In September 2005 he moved to the
                                                             Kimberly Miller                             Willis’s Calgary Office (but continues to cheer for
                                                             Ryan Miller                                 the Oilers). Congratulations Eric!
                                                             Simon Morris
                                                             Andrew Nebo
                                                                                                         Simon Rinaldi, CIP (1988),
                                                             Craig Pettigrew
                                                                                                         recently accepted a promotion to Senior Manager
                                                             Maria Ramirez
                                                                                                         National Commercial Lines with Aviva, effective
                                                             Marc Ricard
                                                                                                         June 1. He’ll eventually be assigned to the role of
                                                             Erin Scott
                                                                                                         Senior Casualty Manager, Western Region where
                                                             Tara Seibel
                                                                                                         he will be responsible for overseeing all casualty
                                                             Branden Smart
                                                                                                         lines of business in their Vancouver, Calgary,
                                                             Leilani Vecchioli
                                                                                                         Edmonton and Winnipeg branches.
                                                             Leah Virr
                                                             Lyndsey White
                                                                                                         Simon, Eric McMurray and another MacEwan grad,
                                                             Anya Williams
                                                                                                         Gwen Tassone, were the cover story in a recent
                                                             Jonathan Wood
                                                                                                         issue of Moving On, MacEwan’s alumni magazine.
                                                             Shari Youb
                                                                                                         Check it out at www.macewan.ca/insure
                                                             Amie Zubiak

				
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