Longtime supporter endows 2 new scholarships at Centenary

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 25, 2015 at 1:10 a.m.



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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A longtime supporter of Centenary College has established two new endowed scholarships — the William Walter Nolan Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the John Charles Nolan Endowed Scholarship.

Rev. William E. "Wishy" Nolan and President David Rowe signed formal agreements establishing the scholarships earlier this month. The moves were announced Monday.

The two new scholarships bring to four the number of scholarships that the Nolan family has funded to support students pursuing an education at Centenary. The Nolan family's relationship with Centenary began in 1928, when the reverend's uncle, Earl Nolan, was a running back for the Centenary football team.

William Nolan graduated in 1954 and helped reinvigorate Centenary's Alumni Association in 2004, serving as the association's president. He's also a leading supporter of Centenary athletics.

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