Keeshanna Jackson, a freshman in SIU’s College of Business & Analytics, passed away at age 17 on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. Together, the Saluki family mourns her tragic, untimely passing.
Her friends remember her fondly as a fun-loving, driven young woman. She came to SIU to pursue her dream of starting her own nail salon.
To honor her memory, the SIU Foundation Board of Directors has made a $5,000 donation to establish the Keeshanna Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund. Others are encouraged to make their own donation, of any size, to honor Keeshanna.
The scholarship will be available to a student in the College of Business and Analytics, who demonstrates financial need, and preference will be given to an applicant that is a graduate of the Chicago Vocational Career Academy in Chicago, Keeshanna’s alma mater.
Donors may also choose to help Keeshanna’s family with funeral costs by donating to the Saluki Cares Emergency Fund.
(Photos courtesy of The Southern Illinoisan)