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Scholarship Program To Honor Maureen C. McLendon

Release Date: Sep 14, 2014

Dallas, TX, September 15, 2014—A scholarship program for students majoring in risk management, insurance, or financial services at the University of North Texas has been established in honor of Maureen C. McLendon. Ms. McLendon, a Dallas-area insurance professional who passionately supported insurance education, passed away on September 10. She earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in risk management and insurance from the University of North Texas in 1988. She was also very active on both a local and a national level in the CPCU Society, the property-casualty insurance industry’s premier professional association.

The scholarship program is being funded by Ms. McLendon’s employer of 29 years, International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), and some of her many colleagues and industry friends.

“We’ve already secured pledges to assure funding of a $1,500 scholarship in each of the next 5 years, and we have only just begun the initiative,” said IRMI President & CEO Jack P. Gibson, CPCU. “Maureen was so well thought of in the insurance industry that we expect the funding to increase dramatically when people learn of this worthwhile tribute.”

The Maureen C. McLendon, CPCU, Memorial Scholarship will be administered by the Texas Risk & Insurance Professionals Society (TRIPS). TRIPS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with the mission of “facilitating the entry of new talent into the insurance and risk management professions by supporting insurance education in Texas.” TRIPS already administers three other scholarship programs benefiting risk and insurance majors at the University of North Texas.

Donations for the scholarship fund may be made by check payable to the Texas Risk & Insurance Professionals Society, 12222 Merit Drive, Suite 1600, Dallas, TX 75251. Those wishing to donate with a credit card can do so through the website. Make your contribution to the Texas Risk & Insurance Professionals Society and indicate the “Maureen C. McLendon Scholarship Fund” in the box for describing how the donation should be used.

About IRMI:

International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), is the premier authority and educator for risk management, insurance, and legal professionals. IRMI simplifies the management of risk by publishing resources for technical content and providing continuing education, certifications, and conferences. For more information, visit

Jeff Greer
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