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Donations sought for Kenny Bragg Memorial Scholarship

The Department of Social Sciences is seeking donations for a scholarship honoring student Kenny Bragg’s legacy. The Kenny Bragg Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to students in the Anthropology and Industrial Heritage & Archaeology programs. 

The department is looking to raise at least $25,000 with a goal of $40,000 to ensure the scholarship will be endowed for years to come, and has already seeded the scholarship with $15,000. If the minimum endowment is not received, an annual scholarship will be established, according to the scholarship website. 

Kenny died in a house explosion along with his parents, Bob and Hope, and sister Beth last month while visiting his grandfather in Whitmore Lake, MI. Kenny’s brother, Steven, and grandfather, Richard, survived the blast, but remain severely injured. Both are receiving treatment for their injuries. A funeral for Kenny, his parents, and sister was held Jan. 20 in his father’s hometown of Rhinelander, WI. 

Kenny was a fourth year anthropology major, broomball referee, and tenor saxophone section leader in the Huskies Pep Band. He was scheduled to graduate this spring with plans to stay at Michigan Tech and complete a masters degree in industrial archeology. A native of Arkansas, Kenny had completed numerous summer field seasons and volunteer work with the Arkansas archeological survey. His senior thesis was about pre-European salt manufacture in the state. His parents were both alumni of the Michigan Tech forestry program. To donate to the memorial scholarship fund, visit https://give.mtu.edu/project/40869. To donate to Steven and Richard’s medical expense funds, visit gofundme.com/f/assist-stephens-recovery and 

gofundme.com/f/richard-pruden-medical-expenses.

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