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October 1, 2009

ULM student named insurance organization’s Intern of the Year

University of Louisiana at Monroe student Elizabeth Ragland was recently named the Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriters Association Intern of the Year.

Ragland, a risk management and insurance major at ULM, spent the summer interning for Signet Star Reinsurance in Greenwich, Conn., and Axis Reinsurance in New York as part of a program through the IRU.

Her selection as Intern of the Year was based on a paper she wrote about the experience titled “Changing the Face, Preserving the Purpose: a look at restructuring the Louisiana Homeowners Insurance Market.” The paper will be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Reinsurance.

Ragland will also receive a $2,500 scholarship and will attend IRU’s Spring Conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., March 28-30.

“It was an amazing experience,” Ragland said. “It gave me the chance to learn more about reinsurance and the insurance industry as a whole.”

The IRU is a non-profit corporation dedicated to research and education about the reinsurance industry.

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