School of Business golf scramble a win for student scholarships, orgs

26th October 2016
Cornerstone Group Team

First-place winners from The Cornerstone Group accept their prize. From left, Ryan McCleland, IU Southeast School of Business Dean Dr. David Eplion, Cole Tuttle, Kyle Hoehn and Brad “Long Ball” Leidolf.

By Steven Krolak

(NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—It may have been a dim and drizzly morning at Champions Pointe Golf Club in Henryville, Ind., but turnout was strong and spirits were high for the annual School of Business golf scramble.

With 88 golfers including corporate and individual partners and sponsors, students, faculty and staff vying for prizes and bragging rights, the event raised nearly $7,000 for business student scholarships and organizations, as well as for continued program enhancement.

First-place winners were from Cornerstone Group in Jeffersonville, Ind., owners of the building that houses the IU Southeast Graduate Center. The foursome included Kyle Hoehn, Coleton Tuttle, Brad Leidolf and Ryan McCleland.

Shane Thomas, Chris Cox, Ryan Norwood and Jason Meriwether of IU Southeast

The IU Southeast Administration team featured (from left) Shane Thomas, Dr. Chris Cox, Ryan Norwood and Vice Chancellor Dr. Jason Meriwether.

Other contenders included teams from title sponsor First Savings Bank; platinum sponsor Monroe Shine; gold level sponsors Harding, Shymanski & Co.; Jones, Nale & Mattingly; Horseshoe Casino; and Srothman & Co. The field also included foursomes from Mountjoy Chilton Medley, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, and Deming Malone Livesay & Ostroff (DMLO CPAs), among others. Career Development sponsored a team that paired two recruiters from UPS with IU Southeast students.

IU Southeast was ably represented by the Administration/Chancellor’s team, and foursomes led by School of Business faculty Dr. Doug Barney, Dr. Rick French and Dr. Ken Harris.

Accounting student Julianne Kramer hits golf ball

Accounting major Julianne Kramer prepares to tee off.

In addition, a total of 36 students were sponsored by corporate partners and the IU Southeast School of Business, enabling them to sharpen their networking skills along with their tee shots and short games.

Kenny Creech of Team Creech won the grand door prize, a 43-inch flat-screen TV.

Kenny Creech and David Eplion

Kenny Creech (l) of Team Creech accepts the Grand Door Prize from IU Southeast School of Business Dean Dr. David Eplion.

“This year’s golf scramble was a huge success, with one of our largest turnouts ever,” said Dr. David Eplion, dean of the IU Southeast School of Business. “The support of the local business community is invaluable to this event as it helps our students network and gain contacts that they will use throughout their careers, while the money raised for scholarships will also enable a large number of local students to be able to complete their degrees.”

Below is a full list of sponsors, teams and individual registrants.

Title Sponsorship and team

  • First Savings Bank

Platinum Level Sponsorships

  • Cengage Learning
  • Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders
  • Monroe Shine

Gold Level Sponsorships and teams

  • Harding, Shymanski & Company, PSC
  • Jones, Nale & Mattingly
  • Horseshoe Casino
  • Strothman & Company

Gold Level Sponsorships

  • Rodefer Moss
  • IU Southeast Alumni Association
  • Dennis Ott & Company

Silver Hole Sponsorships

  • Stone Castle Advisors
  • L&D MailMasters
  • Jack’s Tire Pros
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Dr. Uric Dufrene


  • Team Barney (Doug Barney)
  • Career Development
  • Cornerstone Group
  • Team Creech (Will Creech)
  • Dean Dorton Allen Ford
  • Deming Malone Livesay & Ostroff (DMLO CPAs)
  • Team French (Rick French)
  • Team Harris (Ken Harris)
  • IU Southeast Administration (Chancellor’s Team)
  • Mountjoy Chilton Medley

Individual registrations

  • David Allen
  • Melissa Allen
  • Steve Hilton

Homepage photo: Team Barney included Tony Schoen, CEO of First Savings Bank (Title Sponsor), Dr. Doug Barney and Dr. Arun Srinavasan of the IU Southeast School of Business, and Alan Murry.