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2009-10 Gongaware Scholars named

June 26, 2009

The Gongaware Center in the Indiana State University College of Business has announced the 2009-10 class of Gongaware Scholars. Five students were chosen as this year's scholarship recipients.

The Gongaware Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a career in financial services. The award includes $6,500 per year, as well as a laptop computer and professional development account. It is renewable for three years. Gongaware Scholars participate in two paid summer internships, are assigned an industry mentor, participate in an international experience and have access to many other professional development opportunities.

To be considered for the Gongaware Scholarship, candidates must have a competitive grade point average, class rank, SAT/ACT scores and major in a financial services or insurance and risk management.

The Gongaware Center at ISU was established with a $5 million gift from Donald and Patricia Gongaware for the purpose of developing leaders in insurance and the financial services industry.

This year's Gongaware Scholars are Kris A. Fortune, Andrew D. Graman, Jaclin Huxford, Jeremy Kincaid and Brooke N. Knight.

kris fortune

Kris A. Fortune is the son of Kenny and Jeanne Fortune of Richland. He is a graduate of South Spencer High School where he was a member of FFA, the Fish and Game Club, Spirit Club, Beta Club, and served as a volunteer for the school's Red Cross blood drive.






Andrew Graman

Andrew D. Graman is the son of J.D. and Christina Graman of Bruceville. He graduated from North Knox High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Principal's Advisory Committee, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Academic Team, marching band and pep band. He played varsity soccer, basketball and baseball. He is a member of his church youth group, served as a volunteer with the Old Town Players community theatre group and was named a HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership) Ambassador.




Jaclin Huxford

Jaclin Huxford is the daughter of Jack and Sherry Huxford of Clinton. She is a graduate of South Vermillion High School were where she was a member of the distinguished honor roll, Student Council, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, dance team and prom committee. She also served as a Wildcat Kick-Off Mentor and peer tutor. She is a member of State Line Christian Church, has served a volunteer for Special Olympics and is a music teacher assistant and member of the Coon Holler Kids Bluegrass Band.




Jeremy Kincaid

Jeremy Kincaid is the son of Dan and Sandy Kincaid of Richland. He is a graduate of South Spencer High School where he was a member of Beta Club, FFA, Fish and Game Club, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He played varsity baseball, basketball and football. He served as an acolyte at Richland United Methodist Church and was a founding member of the Peace Episcopal Church.





Brooke KnightBrooke N. Knight is the daughter of Jeff and Elizabeth Twibell of Montpelier. She is a graduate of Blackford High School where her activities included Key Club, Science Club, Drama Club, French Club, Spanish Club, Thespians, Booster Club, Senior Executive Board, Youth Economic Development Board and Youth Leadership Academy. She was a Hoosier Girls State delegate and served as an intern for her local city council.






Contact: Terrie Troxel, executive director of the Gongaware Center, Indiana State University College of Business, 812-237-2028 or

Writer: Emily Taylor, assistant director of media relations, Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or