AIRROC is pleased for the 7th year to have presented the Trish Getty Scholarship to a very deserving student. This year’s award recipient is Kayla Cecchine, who will graduate in May 2020 from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. She is pursuing a double major in Risk Management Insurance and Business Intelligence and Analytics. In presenting the scholarship, AIRROC Director Ed Gibney highlighted her accomplishments.
Kayla has a 3.9 GPA at St. Joseph’s, and is presently the VP of Operations for Gamma Iota Sigma, the fraternity for professional risk management, insurance, and actuarial students. She has already gained real-world experience, having interned at AIG, US Liability Insurance, and AmerisourceBergen. Kayla is on the Dean’s List and is the recipient of both the Women of Purpose Award and the Justice Award. 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. Students submit an essay as part of the application process, and a subcommittee of the AIRROC board makes the selection each year.
In accepting her award, Kayla expressed how honored she was to have been chosen and emphasized that this type of aid is vital in helping to develop the next generation of talent for the insurance industry. In closing, Kayla remarked, “I am so fortunate and honored to work in this industry of integrity and allegiance with work that is pioneering and dynamic. Above all, I am honored and truly humbled to be selected for this award that honors Trish Getty. This amazing scholarship opportunity truly amplifies Trish Getty’s true character and unwavering dedication for supporting the development and dreams of the young professionals entering the industry.”
AIRROC wishes Kayla the best as she finishes her schooling and hopes that we see her working for an AIRROC member company in the future!
Refer to page 33 in the Winter 2018-2019 issue for article. https://www.airroc.org/assets/docs/matters/AIRROC_Matters_Winter_2018-2019_vol_14%20_No_3.pdf