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Kilcoyne family presents three scholarships to business students in memory of children
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Dr. Margaret and Jim Kilcoyne, parents of the late Brooke and Clay Hennigan, presented scholarships to students in the NSU School of Business in honor of their children.  From left are Dr. Margaret Kilcoyne, with scholarship recipients Tori Thompson, Lacey Seals and Brittany McConathy and Jim Kilcoyne.
Dr. Margaret and Jim Kilcoyne, parents of the late Brooke and Clay Hennigan, presented scholarships to students in the NSU School of Business in honor of their children.  From left are Dr. Margaret Kilcoyne, with scholarship recipients Tori Thompson, Lacey Seals and Brittany McConathy and Jim Kilcoyne.
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In celebration of their children’s lives, the Kilcoyne family of Natchitoches presented the Brooke and Clay Hennigan Endowed scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year to three outstanding Northwestern State University business students, Brittany McConathy of Pineville, Lacey Seals of Kenner and Tori Thompson of Houston. 

  The scholarship was established to benefit business and business education majors at the junior or senior level who are well-rounded and active in campus life.

 The scholarship is named for the children of Dr. Margaret Kilcoyne, director of the School of Business, and her husband, Jim Kilcoyne, associate director of the Small Business Development Center at NSU.  The couple recognized the recipients this week in honor of Clay Hennigan’s birthday, Aug. 28. 

 “We are trying to generate more interest in the Brooke and Clay Hennigan Scholarship this week since Clay’s birthday is Thursday, Aug. 28,” Dr. Kilcoyne said. “I usually try to generate interest on Aug. 1 which is Brooke’s Angelversary (as I call it); Aug. 21 which is Clay’s Angelversary and then on Brooke’s birthday which is Dec. 3 and Clay’s birthday which is Aug. 28 and the day we buried him.”

  Clay Hennigan was a 2004 Northwestern State business graduate.  Brooke Hennigan had enrolled at Northwestern State, but did not attend college.

 “Both our children were very loving and giving,” Kilcoyne said.  “We like to celebrate their lives by making an impact by giving back. No kind act is too small.”

  For more information or to contribute to the scholarship, call the NSU Foundation at (318) 357-4414. You can also make a donation online at northwesternalumni.com/cashgift and designate the donation to the Brooke & Clay Hennigan Memorial Scholarship.
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