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Indiana State welcomes 2016-17 Gongaware Scholars

June 3, 2016

Four students have been selected by the Gongaware Center in the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University to participate in the 2015-16 class of Gongaware Scholars.

The 2016 Gongaware Scholars are:

* Gregory Darling, Bloomington High School North, plans to pursue a degree in insurance and risk management. In high school, he has been a member of the varsity soccer team, National Honor Society, SeaPerch Robotics Club and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Darling has also served as a youth deacon, children's program leader and participated in mission trips.









* Chevy Elliott, Crawford County Junior-Senior High School, and plans to pursue a degree in business management. In high school, he has played four years of varsity football, including two years as captain, and served as Keystone president.










* Addison Grooms, Marshall High School, plans to pursue a degree in marketing and insurance and risk management. In high school, she serves as student council female representative and is a member of National Honor Society. Grooms has been a member of the Marshall SheCats Traveling Softball Team since 2004 and served as team captain since 2011. She is a member of the Leo Club, Family Consumer Sciences Club and Future Business Leaders of America, is captain of the Marshall High School varsity softball team, PALS volunteer and offers pitching lessons for girls.







* Erika Perry, Terre Haute South Vigo High School, plans to pursue a degree in marketing. In high school, she serves as president of Vigo County 4-H Junior Leaders and is a 4-H camp counselor. She volunteers with Light House Mission, is a group leader for Vacation Bible School at Mount Pleasant Church and mentored children at 14th and Chestnut daycare and United Way daycare.








The Gongaware Scholarship provides recipients with a full in-state tuition scholarship, a $3,000 professional development account and creates networking opportunities through involvement in various events and activities. Students are given multiple professional and developmental opportunities including paid internships, professional mentors and leadership roles. Gongaware Scholars also participate in the Networks Professional Development Program and receive a laptop computer through the ISU Laptop Award.

Writer: Betsy Simon, media relations assistant director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-7972 or