Salem State to pay tribute to slain MIT officerAP , Associated Press
May. 8, 2013 9:34 AM ET
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Salem State University is paying tribute to slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier.
The college is holding a ceremony Monday to honor Collier, who earned a criminal justice degree from Salem State in 2009.
Authorities say Collier was shot and killed by Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan (TAM'-ehr-luhn ) and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) on April 18.
Collier is remembered on Salem State's campus as a friendly, caring and selfless person.
The Salem News (http://bit.ly/17LyGIO ) reports that several classmates and professors as well as President Patricia Meservey are scheduled to speak.
The university has established a scholarship in Collier's honor, to be given annually to a Salem State student studying criminal justice.
Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, http://www.salemnews.com