( Courtesy Southeast Produce Council )

The Southeast Produce Council named Olin Paivarinta-Skands the 2019 Nolan Family Foundation Scholarship recipient.

The scholarship is in memory of Jim Nolan.

The winner of the SEPC Nolan Family Foundation Scholarship receives a one-time scholarship of $5,000, according to the release.

Recipients are children or grandchildren of SEPC members who have a 3.0 grade point average and are graduating high school or are enrolled in college. The scholarship committee also considers letters of recommendation and the quality of an essay about the importance of ethics, according to the release.

Nolan was a Boston-based reporter and manager for The Packer from 1974-77, covering the eastern markets for the paper. He later became a sales executive at Ocean Spray, leaving in 2001. His wife founded sales agency The Nolan Network in 1987, and he became involved in the company.

He filed a lawsuit against Ocean Spray in 2004, alleging the company circumvented the Nolan Network to give preferential pricing to retailers Costco and H.E. Butt.

He died of a heart attack in 2008 at the age of 61.

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