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Insurance students gain leadership skills, raise more than $25,000 at ISU golf outing

October 1, 2009

Terre Haute, Ind. - A student-organized golf outing hosted in September by Indiana State University's Insurance and Risk Management program raised more than $25,000 for student activities.

The 12th annual Octoberfest golf outing Sept. 17 at the Country Club of Terre Haute drew in more than 100 people with proceeds benefiting the Insurance and Risk Management program and the Gamma Iota Sigma fraternity.

The money raised will support students' attendance at local and regional industry events, their travel expenses to corporate tours and their preparation fees for national industry exams.

"We are very thankful for our industry sponsors for supporting student development, activities and the IRM program," said Terri Ketnzer, co-chair of the event and an insurance and risk management major from Ferdinand, Ind.

State Farm Insurance, AON Corp., Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Lockton Company, CIGNA and Patriot Investments were sponsors.

The Insurance and Risk Management program is nationally recognized and part of the financial services sector of the college. The financial services sector is one of only two ISU programs of national distinction.


Contact: Maria Greninger, director of external relations for College of Business and Gongaware Center, 812-237-4357,

Writer: Bailee Souder, media relations intern, Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3773,