Lindsey Cason of Bryant was named the University of Central Arkansas Outstanding Insurance & Risk Management Student at the 2012 College of Business awards ceremony.
Cason, who graduates cum laude om Saturday, holds a 3.752 grade point average. She also is pursuing a minor in interdisciplinary studies in UCA’s Honors College. “The Real World: The Importance of Post-Graduate Financial Literacy” is the title of her thesis.
Dr. John Bratton, professor in the Department of Insurance & Risk Management, said Cason is worthy of the recognition because of her academic accomplishments and public service.
“She is the best all-around student I have taught during my 19 years of teaching,” Bratton said.
Cason has been
recognized as a UCA President’s Scholar, named to the College of Business Dean’s List and has been awarded academic scholarships from UCA’s Honors College, Arkansas Challenge and the Foundation for Agency Management Excellence. She was recently conferred the University Associate Certified Insurance Counselor professional designation by the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.
In addition to her academic and professional pursuits, she has served as vice president of public relations and recruitment for Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority; orientation leader of UCA’s student orientation staff; and a member of the board of directors of Faulkner County Habitat for Humanity.
Cason participated in a paid, for-credit, summer internship at Union Standard Insurance Group’s Little Rock office in 2011. She is one of 13 students selected by the National Association of Surplus Lines Offices to participate in a paid nine-week summer internship in Atlanta following graduation. She will spend five weeks with RSUI Group Inc., a leading underwriter of wholesale specialty insurance products and four weeks with AmWinS Group Inc., an insurance brokerage firm.
She is the president of UCA’s Alpha Psi Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, the international insurance, risk management and actuarial science collegiate fraternal society. She recently received the chapter’s 2012 Gamma Iota Sigma Leadership Award. During her tenure, Cason represented UCA at the 2011 Risk and Insurance Management Society’s conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the group’s 2012 conference in Philadelphia.
Cason also attended the Gamma Iota Sigma Presidents Conference in Hartford, Conn.; the Gamma Iota Sigma Management Conference in Columbus, Ohio; and Troy University’s Surplus Lines Symposium in Birmingham, Ala. She also attended the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas and Professional Insurance Agents of Arkansas state conventions and helped staff the UCA Insurance & Risk Management booth in their respective trade shows.
Cason is the daughter of Randy and Susan Cason of Pittsburg, Kan.