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Sept. 3, 2012CLARINDA, IA |  By: Coffey

Iowa man endows Northwest

A 1967 graduate of Northwest Missouri State, Bill O'Riley, recently established a 50, 000 dollar endowment for a scholarship at the University.

O'Riley came to the Northwest campus from Southwest Iowa as a non-traditional 23 year old student and says the instructors at Northwest played an important role in his life.

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After coaching in Clarinda, Iowa, O'Riley became a successful businessman, retiring in 1999 as a sales manager with General Electric Capital Mortgage. His scholarship gives preference to married students from Iowa majoring in marketing or management. O'Riley currently resides in West Des Moines, Iowa.