Insurance, risk management students to host Oktoberfest golf fundraiser

September 18, 2012

Indiana State University students will host the 15th annual Oktoberfest Golf Scramble fundraiser Sept. 27 at the Country Club of Terre Haute.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and includes lunch, dinner, an 18-hole outing and additional prizes and contests. Students from the insurance and risk management (IRM) program in ISU's Scott College of Business have organized the event, and they will run the day's activities. Proceeds benefit the IRM program along with Gamma Iota Sigma, the honor fraternity for insurance and risk management students.

"The Oktoberfest golf outing is a great opportunity for students to network with members of the insurance and risk management and financial services industries in a more relaxed setting," said Brad Ketzner, a junior Gongaware Scholar and president of Gamma Iota Sigma. Ketzner is also the industry relations coordinator for the 2012 event. "It provides students a great opportunity to meet industry professionals who can serve as mentors for the future."

The event has been very successful in the past. Last year, the golf scramble raised more than $23,000 for student professional development activities. Information about this year's event registration and available sponsorships may be found at: www.indstate.edu/business/insurance/golf

"The funding that our golf outing provides to Gamma Iota Sigma and to our nationally recognized insurance and risk management program overall is vital in providing valuable networking and learning opportunities for our students," said Maria Greninger, director of external relations for the Scott College of Business. "It's a top-notch event with our most engaged insurance and financial services industry executives, and everyone involved looks forward to the benefits it provides."

Contact: Maria Greninger, director of external relations, Scott College of Business, Indiana State University, 812-237-4357 or maria.greninger@indstate.edu.

Writer: Austin Arceo, assistant director of media relations, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or austin.arceo-negrich@indstate.edu.