Friends of Abou Traore
Abou Traore was an international student who attended SVSU from 2005-2007. Sadly, Abou lost his life in a tragic accident before the start of the Fall 2007 semester. Abou was a pre-med major who dreamed of returning to his home country of Senegal as a doctor, to make a better life for his people. He was preparing to be a Resident Assistant for the 2007-2008 academic year.
Abou played soccer, worked for Campus Facilities and Dining Services, and was an important member of the International Student Club. Abou was treasured as a friend and brother by many SVSU students, respected by faculty and staff, and loved by all who knew him. Abou characterizes the concept of the “power of one” and the value placed on each member of our University community. He is remembered by his friends as embracing life with joy, living it fully, and without regret.
His friends at SVSU established the scholarship fund in 2007 and continue to raise funds to make more scholarships available to SVSU students in Abou’s name.