CIMA scholar returns to work in Cayman

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority is welcoming back scholarship recipient Ashleigh Powell, who recently completed her studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Ms. Powell graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in cybersecurity.

“I feel terrific to have finally graduated and returned home,” Ms. Powell said in a CIMA press release. “I am very grateful to CIMA for investing in my education which has allowed me to better myself professionally.”

Ms. Powell also received a scholarship from the Cayman Islands government.

Since Jan. 2, she has been working as a network administrator in the Information Systems Division, where she oversees, configures and manages CIMA’s existing computer networks, including workstations, file servers, associated operating systems and server side software.

CIMA Managing Director Cindy Scotland congratulated Ms. Powell on her achievements.

“The Authority is committed to providing the necessary training opportunities to help young Caymanians assume positions within the organisation. Therefore, I am extremely pleased that the Authority was able to assist Ms. Powell in reaching her goal. We look forward to the valuable contribution she will make working in our Information Services Division,” Ms. Scotland said.

In July 2016, Ms. Powell was one of two Caymanians awarded the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Scholarship from CIMA. The scholarship was established in 2007 in memory of the late Thomas Jefferson, former financial secretary and Leader of Government Business. It offers an award of $25,000 per year for students pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business Administration.

Thus far, CIMA has awarded scholarships to six Caymanian students.