AIRROC presented the Trish Getty Scholarship to two very deserving St. Joseph’s University students. The 6th Annual award recipients are Ashley Myers and Samantha String, who are both juniors majoring in Risk Management and Insurance. The selection committee had a difficult time choosing between the two candidates so decided to split the scholarship for the first time in its history. In presenting the scholarships, Ed Gibney highlighted their accomplishments.
Ashley Myers has a 3.8 GPA at St. Joseph’s, and is presently the VP of Professional Development for Gamma Iota Sigma, the fraternity for professional risk management, insurance and actuarial students. She has already gained real- world experience, having interned at Philadelphia Insurance Companies during the summer of 2017. Ashley has also worked as a tutor for the Office of Learning Resources, and is a member of the Women’s Club Lacrosse Team.
Samantha String is also very involved with Gamma Iota Sigma as their VP of Chapter Operations. She worked with AIG this past summer as a Commercial Lines Underwriting Intern, and in the summer of 2016 for Apogee Insurance Group in the Internal Audit area. Samantha also planned and organized the 2017 Deductible Dash 5K, to foster networking in a casual setting between insurance industry professionals and risk management students. This inaugural event raised $5,000 for the Insurance Industry Charitable Fund (IICF).
The $5,000 annual scholarship was established by the AIRROC Board of Directors in honor of Trish Getty, the founding Executive Director of AIRROC. It is awarded to a student or students studying Insurance, Risk Management or Actuarial Science in need of financial aid for tuition. This year, the scholarship was split into two equal parts. In accepting their awards, both Mses. Myers and String thanked the audience and expressed how honored they were to have been chosen for this award and how vital this type of aid is to help in developing the next generation of talent for the insurance industry. Refer to page 36 in the Winter 2017-2018 issue for article. https://www.airroc.org/assets/docs/matters/AIRROC%20MATTERS%20Winter%202017-2018%20vol%2013%20No.%203.pdf