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The Cato-Kerr Scholarship

Wayland H. Cato, Jr.


Charleston Entrepreneur Establishes Fund to Honor Citadel Alumnus

Celebrated Charleston entrepreneur Wayland H. Cato, Jr., known across the Southeast for his keen business acumen and generous support of education and the arts, can now count The Citadel among the colleges awarding scholarships that bear his name.  This scholarship, however, has a bit of a twist:  it was established specifically to honor Citadel graduate John J. Kerr, Class of 1968.

As co-founder, president, CEO, chairman of the board, and now chairman emeritus of The Cato Corporation, a Charlotte-based chain of women's apparel stores operating in 29 states, Wayland Cato has had many opportunities to demonstrate his strengths as a business leader and philanthropist. 

Along the way, not surprisingly, he found himself in need of a good attorney.   << view article >>