ITHACA, NY – A group of Ithaca College almuni have joined together to create a scholarship in the memory of Ithaca College student Anthony Nazaire. Nazaire was killed in as-yet-unsolved stabbing incident on the Cornell campus in late August.

Nazaire was a sophomore in the School of Business at Ithaca College. He “had already established himself as a motivated student and respected leader on campus through his work with Brothers 4 Brothers and other organizations,” the announcement of the scholarship says.

The scholarship, called the Anthony Nazaire ’19 Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to outstanding African American, Latino, Asian American or Native American students in the School of Business who demonstrate service, leadership, or achievement and are in financial need.

“The alumni who created this scholarship were deeply saddened by Anthonys’ death and hope that this scholarship will carry on his legacy in a way that helps future students obtain an IC education,” the announcement reads.

Ithaca police are still investigating the homicide and seeking any information or cell phone video from anyone who was near the corner of College Avenue and Campus Road on the early morning of August 28, around 2:00 a.m.

Michael Smith

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