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Thursday, April 06, 2006

ED, scholarship to remember Olamide Adeyooye [B]

Olamide Adeyooye of Berkeley as pictured on the program of her memorial service.

The ISU Student Foundation has started a scholarship to commemorate the legacy of Olamide Adeyooye.
Olamide E. Adeyooye was a beloved Illinois State University student whose untimely death in October, 2005 has shocked the whole campus. Born and raised in Nigeria, Olamide came to the United States when she was eight with her mother. She was a senior in laboratory science slated to graduate in December and has surely left her mark on this campus.

The Illinois State University Student Foundation is intent on setting up a scholarship in Olamide E. Adeyooye’s name to commemorate her legacy and influence at Illinois State. To endow the scholarship in Olamide’s name, the student foundation is challenging the students of the University to help raise $20,000 to endow the scholarship, which we hope to award at the Sesquicentennial celebration next year. With support from faculty, students, and staff, the student foundation will be able to memorialize Olamide E. Adeyooye through her scholarship endowment.

Contact info for the foundation.

h/t Peoria Journal Star (Andrea Frampton)

3 Comments:

  • It seems like the Proviso community should be able to raise some money for this.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 11:35 AM, April 06, 2006  

  • A very sad loss. Too bad that's what it takes to start a scholarship fund. Not that this is the only way it happens though.

    By Blogger Levois, at 10:43 AM, April 10, 2006  

  • This was a great loss to a community and a family. We must surround this family as well as the family of Amanda gallon in Maywood and keep the fight against violence in our communities alive. We must stand against the ill`s of our community. i agree with you levois, why does it have to come to this to form a scholarship. Does anyone know how to reach the Township Board that gave $10,000.00 for the proviso band to go to NewOrleans? Can we get these school boards to give at least $10,000.00 to this fund as well.? I hope so.

    By Anonymous "grape juice", at 11:24 PM, April 11, 2006  

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