AIRROC presented the Trish Getty Scholarship to a very deserving Temple University student this year. The 5th Annual award recipient is Taylor Stack, who is a Senior majoring in Risk Management and Insurance. In presenting the honor, Ed Gibney shared some remarks from the namesake of the scholarship, former Executive Director Trish Getty. Although she wasn’t able to be there in person, Trish applauded Taylor for her accomplishments to date, and stated that she hoped to have the chance to meet her someday. Ms. Stack has a 3.8 GPA at Temple and is an active member of Gamma Iota Sigma, the fraternity for professional risk management, insurance and actuarial students. She has already gained real-world experience through her internship at Lockton Companies in New York during the summer of 2016, where she worked alongside associates, completing projects in seven different product lines including property, casualty, employee benefits, legal, and financial services. In addition to academic pursuits, Taylor has collaborated with administrators and fellow students to co-found a cooperative café on the Temple U campus, which garnered the team a national “Top Student Leadership Project” award. She also spent a semester abroad in Costa Rica. 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 studying Insurance, Risk Management, or Actuarial Science who is in need of financial aid for tuition. In accepting the award, Ms. Stack thanked the audience and explained how honored she was 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 28 in the Winter 2016-2017 issue for article. https://www.airroc.org/assets/docs/matters/airroc_matters_winter_2016_2017_vol_12_no_4.pdf