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2010-11 Gongaware Scholars announced

August 3, 2010


Four students have been chosen by the Gongaware Center in the Donald W. Scott College of Business at Indiana State University as the 2010-11 class of Gongaware Scholars.

Valued at $6,500 per year, the Gongaware Scholarship not only assists recipients with tuition, but it also provides professional development accounts and creates networking possibilities by placing them in paid internships and assigning them a faculty mentor during their college experience. Gongaware Scholars also receive a laptop computer.

Candidates for Gongaware Scholarships are evaluated based on competitive grade point average, high school class rank, ACT/SAT scores and their interest in studying insurance and risk management or financial services at Indiana State. Established in 1999, the scholarship is made possible with funds from Don and Patricia Gongaware. Don Gongaware is a retired senior executive at Conseco Inc.

Indiana State University welcomes the following 2010-2011 Gongaware Scholars:


Jocelyn Boyll, daughter of Darren and Emily Boyll of Shelburn, is a graduate of North Central High School. In high school, she was a member of Beta Club, National Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and a class officer. She was captain of the varsity basketball team her sophomore, junior and senior years and captain of the varsity volleyball team during her senior year. She has won numerous awards for basketball, volleyball and perfect attendance.

Patrick Harpenau, son of Gary and Jennifer Harpenau of Clinton, is a graduate of South Vermillion High School. In high school, he was a varsity letter winner for football and basketball. He was a teacher's assistant, a tutor at Ernie Pyle Elementary School, a youth basketball camp coach and a page for the Indiana House of Representatives, as well as a member of National Honor Society.

Bradley Ketzner, son of Joseph and Karen Ketzner of Ferdinand, is a graduate of Forest Park High School. In high school, he served as president of Beta Club and president of Business Professionals of America. He participated in National Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Renaissance Club, spirit club, 4-H and youth group. He played tennis, baseball and intramural basketball.

Logan Mendenhall, son of Greg and Pam Mendenhall of Oblong, Ill., is a graduate of Oblong High School. In high school, he was a member of the science club, math team and band. He served as vice president of the foreign language club, president of student council and president of National Honor Society. He played baseball, basketball and football, winning the second team All-Little Illini Conference Award as offensive lineman his senior year.


Contact: Terrie Troxel, executive director of the Gongaware Center, Donald W. Scott College of Business, Indiana State University, 812-237-2442 or

Writer: Lana Schrock, media relations assistant, Indiana State University, 812-237-3773 or 

Jocelyn Boyll

Patrick Harpenau

Bradley Ketzner

Logan Mendenhall