UNT risk management and insurance students honored as 2023 ABSIP scholars

Rylie Mooney and Mason Parr have been recognized as 2023 Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program (ABSIP) scholars.

Mooney, a mathematics major with an actuarial science certificate and risk management and insurance minor, and Parr, a risk management and insurance major, were two of twenty students worldwide to be given this year’s ABSIP honor, which includes an all expenses paid trip to attend RISKWORLD 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Getting this prestigious award means a lot to my future career and personal achievement. Not only do I get to attend the RISKWORLD conference, but this honor shows the continuous support that I have from the industry as a student,” said Mooney. “It makes me excited and motivated to continue pursuing my goals of becoming an actuary.”

Sponsored by the Spencer Educational Foundation, the ABSIP annual award honors outstanding RMI students from around the globe and provides them with an opportunity to further their academic and career pursuits.

“As part of the program, we get to be paired up with a mentor to help us navigate the conference. I hope to meet a lot of people in the industry to improve my networking skills and learn about new topics relating to risk,” explained Mooney. “I think this is also a great way to speak to companies firsthand and learn about their culture as I start to search for future employers.”