Bala Cynwyd, PA, August 20, 2014 – Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
(MassMutual) and First Financial Group, a general agency of MassMutual, are proud to
announce Marcella Singley and Andres Vivas as the recipients of scholarships from the
MassMutual Scholars program, a national scholarship program for high achieving college
students interested in careers in the insurance and financial services industry.
“Congratulations to Marcella and Andres on becoming MassMutual Scholars,” said Harris
Fishman, president and CEO of First Financial Group. “I look forward to working with them as
they choose a career path and obtain their college degrees.”
Marcella Singley is an honors student at Rutgers School of Business-Camden pursuing a double
major in Accounting and Finance. Upon graduation in May 2015, she will have the required 150
credits to sit for the CPA exam. Marcella is president of the student chapter of the National
Association of Black Accountants at Rutgers-Camden and serves on the advisory board for the
Student Experience Center.
Andres Vivas is a junior at Drexel University, pursuing a dual-major in Accounting and Finance.
He is the president of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
(ALPFA) Philadelphia’s Drexel University student chapter and also serves on the Student Affairs
Committee. Andres is actively pursuing the necessary credit hours to sit for the CPA exam and is
looking to further explore his interest in the financial services industry.
“The MassMutual Scholars program is an important part of our commitment to education,” said
Nick Fyntrilakis, Vice President of Community Responsibility, MassMutual. “These
scholarships will not only help students obtain their degrees, but also build a strong network of
potential employees and financial professionals from diverse backgrounds, while reinforcing our
commitment to serving communities across the country.”
A total of 31 winners across the country were awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 each. To
qualify for a MassMutual Scholarship applicants must meet certain academic criteria, such as
maintaining a 3.0 or better GPA, express an interest in careers in the insurance and financial
services industry, and demonstrate financial need.
For more information about the MassMutual Scholars program and all of MassMutual’s
scholarship and community responsibility initiatives visit www.massmutual.com/responsibility.
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the
benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of
financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed,
MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders every year since the
1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet
the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care
insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company’s strong and
growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the
MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is
headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital
Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC;
The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services,
LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust