In 2011, the HBCU community was rocked by the deaths of numerous students throughout the country. Some of their deaths still leave lingering questions unanswered and issues unresolved. HBCU Buzz remembers the young men and women who passed away in 2011. This article is not meant to capitalize on the untimely loss of friends, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. It is meant to serve as a place for remembrance. Remembering the potential these young men and women had. Remembering the uncertainty of life and how every day should be cherished. The links are to serve as a reminder of not the tragedy of their deaths, but the work that still needs to be done to eradicate the divisive energy within our community.
We take the time to remember and celebrate the lives of:
Rasheed Ola-Seyi Lasaki of Florida A&M University
Jasmine Crenshaw of Central State University
Jonathan Bailey of South Carolina State University
Ashley Reid of Howard University
Michael Haizlip of Morgan State University
Amesha Page-Smith, North Carolina A&T State University
Shannon Washington of Florida A&M University
Dominique Frazier of Bowie State University
Kordero Hunter of Central State University
Julian Benson of Morgan State University
Alonzo Guyton of Howard University
Anthony Washington of Lincoln University
Robert Champion of Florida A&M University
Jacinta Fisher of Winston-Salem State University
We also want to take the time out to pay respect to other HBCU alumni, faculty and staff who have departed from this life to the next.
Thomas “Zeus” Hall, Alcorn State University football strength and conditioning coach.
Ernest Holloway, former president of Langston University
Lecounte Conaway, former Hampton University sports information director
Dr. Michelle Releford, Dean of University College at Winston-Salem State University
Orlando Brown , South Carolina State University
Dr. Richard David Morrison, Alabama A&M University’s fifth president
Charles Christian, Norfolk State University basketball coach
Clarence Clemons, University of Maryland Eastern Shore saxophonist
Dr. Dawn Deveaux, Fort Valley State University
Lula Crenshaw, Fayetteville State University
Matthew J. Perry, South Carolina State University
Dr. Richard David Morrison, Alabama A&M University’s fifth president.