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Southern University System & Foundation Award Scholarships to the Bailey Family - Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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On November 23, 2009, the Southern University System, along with its System Foundation, awarded scholarships to the children of slain SUBR engineering student, Michael Bailey.  As a result, Derrin Michael, Devin Michael, and Michael Anthony Bailey Jr. will all be afforded the opportunity to attend college at Southern University for their entire undergraduate program.


"I am so very grateful that Southern University thought enough of my son to award my grandchildren scholarships in his memory," said Theresa Bailey, mother of Michael Bailey. "They will certainly be used."


President Kassie Freeman presided, along with comments from Atty. Walter Dumas, SU System Foundation Board Chair and SU Board Member, Dr. Habib P. Mohamadian, Dean of the College of Engineering, and Deonne Bailey, wife of Michael Bailey.


"Education is so very important to us, and it was very important to Michael," said Deonne Bailey.  "He would have wanted to make sure that our boys got a good education and attended college, especially at Southern University."


Members of the Foundation Board presented the scholarships to the three children, all of whom were in attendance.


Bailey was a senior at Southern University when he was killed on October 4, 2009 during a trip to San Francisco.


"Bailey was known as an outstanding young man to all who knew him," said System President Kassie Freeman. "In his memory, the Southern University System family welcomes his children into the Jaguar Nation, with hopes that they will continue the legacy of education and learning that their father left behind."


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