AIRROC Awards Third Trish Getty Scholarship
Abigayle Claflin Brings Impressive Adademic and Work Experience

October 20, 2014, New Jersey      

For the third straight year, AIRROC awarded a $5,000 scholarship during its annual meeting and conference in New Jersey.  This year’s award recipient is Abigayle Claflin. 

Ms. Claflin is a junior at St. John University’s Tobin School of Business majoring in Actuarial Science.  In presenting the award, Keith Kaplan said AIRROC’s scholarship committee was “… in awe of Abigayle’s credentials.”  Ms. Claflin grew up outside of Nashville and was valedictorian of her high school.  She has a 3.92 GPA at St. John’s, and is active in the Actuarial Science club and Gamma Iota Sigma, the fraternity for insurance, risk management, and actuarial students.

She has already gained real-world experience by interning at Allianz this past summer.  In addition to academic pursuits, Ms. Claflin participates in the performing arts as a member of the Chappell Players theatre group, as well as, with Bad Astronauts, a Comedy Improv group. 

The scholarship is provided in honor of Trish Getty, the founder and first Executive Director of AIRROC.  It is awarded to a student at St. John’s studying Insurance, Risk Management or Actuarial Science who is in need of financial aid for tuition.  In accepting the award, Ms. Claflin thanked the audience and explained how vital such aid is in helping to develop the next generation of talent for the insurance industry.     


AIRROC’s mission is to promote and represent the common interests of insurance and reinsurance companies with legacy business. The Association’s objectives include improving professional and managerial standards and practices and enhancing knowledge and communications within and outside of the run-off industry.