Business students earn Hennigan Scholarships


Marcie Malmay of Many, Derek Toro of Provencal and Maggie Harris of West Monroe were named this year’s recipients of the Brook and Clay Hennigan Endowed Scholarships, which are awarded to Northwestern State University business and business education majors at the junior and senior level.

The scholarship is named for the children of Dr. Margaret Kilcoyne, interim dean of NSU’s College of Business and Technology, and her husband, Jim Kilcoyne. Clay Hennigan was a 2004 Northwestern State business graduate. Brooke Hennigan had enrolled at Northwestern State, but did not attend college.

“For me, it helped buy books and ultimately helped my family,” said Malmay, who is majoring in business and minoring in accounting. “It is an honor and a privilege to receive this scholarship. Dr. Kilcoyne has been an amazing mentor, teacher and dean who had been very encouraging to me.”

“This scholarship has blessed me to be able to afford housing and a meal plan,” said Harris, who lives on campus. “It was a sizable scholarship and it helped tremendously.”

“I am a single parents and this has gone a long way to help me be a good example to my daughter,” said Toro, who is a single parent who enrolled at NSU as a non-traditional student majoring in business administration. “I graduated from high school in 1999 and going back to school was a challenge. This scholarship is helping me continue that dream.”

Those who would like to contribute to the Brooke and Clay Hennigan Scholarship can contact the NSU Foundation at (318) 357-4414 or visit

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