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Memorial Service Set for Jelani Day

Jelani Day 5
October 05, 2021

Memorial Service Set for Jelani Day

Students, faculty, and staff we will be having a memorial and balloon release for Jelani Day on Wednesday, October 6, at 6:11 p.m. on The Quad.

Jelani Day 1Day was a native of Danville, Ill., where he attended public schools, participated in track and fieldand graduated from Danville High School. He entered Alabama A&M University as a freshman and communicative sciences and disorders in 2014, and he embarked upon a busy collegiate experience.

At AAMU, Day extended his interest in track and field, took part in House Arrest 2 Championship Dance Team, and was a member of the Collegiate 100 and the Nu Epsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi  Fraternity, Inc.  He also served as an escort for Miss Alabama A&M University 2018 (Hyidea Burgess). 

Prior to his untimely death, Day was a graduate student at Illinois State University, where he was pursuing graduate studies in speech pathology.