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
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."
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.
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
of the Foundation Board presented the scholarships to the three children, all
of whom were in attendance.
was a senior at Southern University when he was killed on October 4, 2009
during a trip to San Francisco.
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."