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Outing raises more than $26,000 for insurance and risk management student development

October 2, 2008

The insurance and risk management program at Indiana State University's College of Business hosted another successful golf outing to benefit students. The 11th annual Octoberfest Golf Outing took place Sept. 25 at the Country Club of Terre Haute and netted more than $26,000 in support of student professional development.

The golf scramble is the largest fundraiser for students in the insurance and risk management program and for Gamma Iota Sigma, the international risk management, insurance and actuarial science collegiate fraternity. Proceeds each year go to support several worthwhile, student-centered initiatives including attendance at local and regional industry events and travel to corporate tours, among many other opportunities.

"The event allowed nearly 90 insurance and risk management professionals the opportunity to network with the outstanding students in the insurance and risk management program, and other industry professionals," said Todd Byram, senior Gongaware Scholar, insurance and risk management major and co-industry relations manager for the outing.

This was the first year that five gold sponsors were secured for the event. Gold sponsors were Anthem, Aon, Enterprise, Indiana State University Foundation and Progressive. The silver sponsor was Lockton Companies.

For sponsorship and 2009 outing information, visit the IRM program's Web site at


Photo and cutline: Tobias' Nick Schafer, left, visits with Gongaware Scholar and insurance and risk management senior Jon Lough during 2008 golf outing festivities at the Country Club of Terre Haute Sept. 25. (ISU/Kara Berchem)