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March 12, 2019 11:09 AM

Conestoga graduates receive insurance designations

The Insurance Institute of Ontario’s Conestoga Chapter held its annual convocation at Bingemans on February 25. During the ceremony, 12 graduates of Conestoga’s Insurance - Property & Casualty diploma program received their Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designations. The designation is the benchmark of insurance professionalism for individuals starting or building a career in the insurance industry.

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During a recent ceremony, 12 graduates of Conestoga’s Insurance - Property & Casualty diploma program received their Chartered Insurance Professional designations. Amanda Deimert, back row left, also received the Diamond Jubilee Award and the Rose Bowl Award.

In addition to receiving her designation, graduate Amanda Deimert was presented with two awards. The Diamond Jubilee Award recognizes the second runner up for the top CIP graduate in Ontario, and the Rose Bowl Award is presented to the top CIP graduate in the Conestoga Chapter of the Insurance Institute.

“Amanda was one of the hardest working students I’ve had in the program,” said faculty member Glenn Planert. “She took on a major role in open house activities, participated on the Program Advisory Committee and other external events, and was a mentor to her classmates. Amanda was a multiple award winner both at the school and the Insurance Institute; she is an amazing talent.”

In 2018, Deimert graduated on the President’s Honour List with High Distinction. In 2017, she received an award from the John E. Lowes Education Fund. Established in 1993 in memory of Lowes, past chairman of the Insurance Institute of Canada and past chairman of the Insurance Institute of Ontario, the Fund is a charitable trust dedicated to offering four annual scholarships to full-time post-secondary students studying property and casualty insurance.

Students in Conestoga’s two-year Insurance - Property and Casualty program receive broad exposure to business practices within the insurance industry. Areas of study within property and casualty coverage include agency claims and investigation, underwriting, marketing and management. Students also have the opportunity to gain nine of the ten credits required for the CIP designation and may choose to register for the CIP national exams at an additional cost in order to receive credentials awarded by the Institute.

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