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University top honour for Ace intern

Andrew Fleming

The Ace Foundation has congratulated intern and scholarship recipient Andrew Fleming on achieving another academic milestone. He is the 2015 valedictorian at Mount Sant Vincent University in Halifax, Canada.

Mr Fleming has maintained a perfect GPA grade of 4.3 throughout his studies at university to secure a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in international management and economics, which he will receive on Friday.

Four years ago he was the recipient of the Ace/Robert Clements Scholarship, having graduated from CedarBridge Academy with the school’s highest grade point average of 3.98.

Mr Fleming said: “I am feeling excited as I go to collect the degree that I have worked so hard for over the past four years. It is a feeling of ‘yes, we did it’. ‘We’ because though I am the one who is getting the degree, it is not a degree which I have earned alone. Rather, it is the culmination of the efforts of professors, administration, and group work that was completed throughout the four years.”

Away from the classroom he has gained experience in Bermuda and overseas, with various summer internships within the business and support functions of Ace’s insurance operations including underwriting, legal and actuarial.

A six-month exchange programme to Södertörn University in Stockholm, Sweden allowed him to focus on trade and development with studies in politics, history and economics.

This summer he has accepted an internship at Ace’s political risk subsidiary, Sovereign Risk Insurance Ltd, allowing him to expand his insurance knowledge with added political and economic aspects, before he starts a one-year master’s degree programme in international business at the University of St Andrews, in Scotland.

Lori Samson, chairwoman of the Ace Foundation — Bermuda, said: “We are immensely proud of Andrew and his accomplishments. Andrew has been an exceptional student and employee, and we look forward to welcoming him back to Ace this summer before he embarks on the next chapter of his education.”