Cool, calm, collected – 3 words to begin describing Coralyn Del Rosario or Mrs. D as her colleagues at Wyatt would fondly call her. But mind you, you have to earn the right to call Mrs D. How, I am not sure. Words such as beauty, grace, confidence and warmth also crop up. For 35 years, Coralyn, aside from being one of our distinguished actuaries, has also brought light into the lives of the people she has encountered.
Coralyn graduated from high school at St. Theresa’s College in Cebu. She attained her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at University of the Philippines. She then took up graduate studies at the University of Michigan.
She began work with GSIS, staying there for 9 years. In 1989, she would join The Wyatt Company, which is currently known as Willis Towers Watson, as Actuarial Practice Leader. She would later opt for early retirement in 2003 to become a full-time LOL, not laugh out loud, but Lady of Leisure. At least among her peers, you have heard about her numerous cruises in different parts of the world.
As Fellow of the Actuarial Society of the Philippines, as ASP President in 1997 and, as a PSRC member from 2004 to 2008. She was also one of the donors for the Third Asian Mathematical Conference in 2000 held at the University of the Philippines.
On the lighter side, anecdotes of her include how she always seemed to have woken up on the right side of the bed. She can make light of stressful situations without being cavalier, delivering results, always with grace and confidence.
However, more compelling, her warmth, kindness and generosity inspired those she has encountered to become better people. It is not uncommon to hear stories of her magnanimity, be it alleviating the financial stress of her former classmates at University of Michigan, sharing pearls of wisdom based on her well-built experience or offering counsel on how to have a strong and happy marriage. She has been married to Atty. Ruben del Rosario for 41 years and counting. Mother of 3 and now proud grandmother of 3.
I close with the adage “happiness never decreases by being shared.” Seeing Mrs. D’s light shine for 35 years, our actuarial society couldn’t agree more.