Two Jindal School Students Earn GEICO Achievement Awards


Reiniel Josh Torres and Fernanda Munoz-Shockley

Awarding a presentation check signed by Gecko, GEICO’s mascot, proved a happy occasion for (from the left) local GEICO executives Victoria Elliott, hiring supervisor; Dan Beacom, assistant vice president of claims, Jindal School GEICO Achievement Award winners Reiniel Josh Torres and Fernanda Munoz-Shockley, Matthew Zuraw, assistant vice president of underwriting and Jindal School Advisory Council member; and Doretha Allen, human resources director.

If you see Fernanda Munoz-Shockley and Reiniel Josh Garcia around campus, give them a round of applause. Each received a $2,500 GEICO Achievement Award, presented annually to go-getter college sophomores and juniors majoring in business, computer science, mathematics and related fields. Munoz-Shockley and Garcia are both Naveen Jindal School of Management students.

The GEICO Achievement Awards honor academic success, leadership and community service. Applicants are required to complete an application, write an essay and submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member.

Munoz-Shockley is a global business major, minoring in finance. In addition to maintaining a 4.0 GPA, she works as a finance intern for TopGolf International and is an active member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, UniteWomen.org and National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Garcia is an honor student double majoring in marketing and in information technology and systems. He also serves as cultural chair for the Filipino Student Association, a diverse club with more than 250 members.

“GEICO is thrilled to recognize two outstanding students for their accomplishments,” said Matthew Zuraw, underwriting assistant vice president and Jindal School Advisory Council member. “We are proud to be a workplace where achievement matters the most. It is great to see that Fernanda and Reiniel have learned the value of achievement early in their adult lives. Congratulations! We look forward to celebrating your future successes.”