Memorial fund in student’s name established

By University Communications
November 4, 2016
A UW-Stout professor leaves a note at a memorial on Main Street, where Hussain Saeed Alnahdi was found early Sunday. Stout University Foundation has established a memorial fund in his name.

Photo: A UW-Stout professor leaves a note at a memorial on Main Street,
where Hussain Saeed Alnahdi was found early Sunday. Stout University
Foundation has established a memorial fund in his name.


A memorial fund has been established in the name of Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, the University of Wisconsin-Stout student who was fatally injured in an attack in downtown Menomonie early Sunday morning.

The fund is being administered by the Stout University Foundation, a private fundraising organization that supports the mission and goals of UW-Stout.

“We have been approached by many alumni, community members and other concerned people who want to give to a memorial fund for Hussain,” said Mark Parsons, vice president for Advancement and University Marketing and executive director of the Foundation. “We hope this fund will provide the outlet that people are looking for to honor Hussain’s memory.”

Hussain Saeed AlnahdiThe stated purpose of the memorial is “to remember the joy and happiness (Hussain) brought to the community.”

Parsons said the exact details of how the donated money will be used are being worked out in cooperation with Hussain’s friends at UW-Stout as well as his family in Saudi Arabia.

Those who want to give can do so here.

Parsons emphasized that this is the official memorial fund site for Hussain Alnahdi. Other memorial funds have been established that are not affiliated with UW-Stout.

Hussain, 24, was found unconscious early Sunday morning on the 400 block of Main Street East outside of Toppers Pizza. He died Monday from his injuries. He came to UW-Stout in 2015 and was a junior majoring in business administration.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call Menomonie police investigator Kelly Pollock at 715-231-8511. Anonymous information can be submitted at 855-847-3866 or at Crime Stoppers. You may also text “TIPDUNN” followed by your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

A $15,000 reward is being offered through the Community Foundation of Dunn County for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Hussain’s attack. The Council of American-Islamic Relations Minnesota Chapter is offering a $5,000 reward as well.

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Bottom Photo: Hussain Saeed Alnahdi