Developing leaders in insurance
and financial services

The Gongaware Center was created in 1998 to support the College of Business' nationally recognized Insurance and Risk Management Program. In 2007, the Center expanded its mission beyond its original focus on insurance and risk management to also encompass financial services.

The Center was established with a $5 million gift from Donald and Patricia Gongaware for the purpose of developing future leaders in insurance and the financial services industry. Since its inception, part of the Gongaware Center's mission has included recruiting top high school students into the program and helping them build the technical, operational and leadership skills necessary to succeed in the industry and in the communities in which they live.  [Learn More]


25 Years of Insurance and Risk ManagementThe Scott College of Business’ Insurance and Risk Management Program began its path toward distinction in 1988. Through development of a rigorous curriculum, significant partnerships with industry leaders, and a strong commitment to experiential learning beyond the classroom, we have become nationally known as a premier undergraduate program.

Join our alumni, industry partners and friends as we recognize 25 years of collaboration and achievement for a truly special celebration, and acknowledge the dedication, service, and leadership of the program visionaries.

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Gongaware Scholar Brad Ketzner  Junior Gongaware Scholar Brad Ketzner explains why he chose ISU.

Brad coordinated the 2012 insurance and risk management golf outing, is president of Gamma Iota Sigma, and chairs the Gongaware Scholar recruitment initiative, among other activities. 

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