COMMON Creates Scholarship Honoring Al Barsa
April 28, 2008 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Al Barsa, the recently deceased advocate of the AS/400 platform who passed away at the COMMON midrange user group meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier this month, is being honored by the user group through the establishment of a scholarship that bears his name.
COMMON’s Education Foundation, a working group within the organization focused on educational issues, has created the Al Barsa Memorial Scholarship to “honor of Al’s hard work and community service.” The annual award will consist of a conference registration and plaque, and will go to a person “who exemplifies Al’s commitment and dedication to the i community.” The scholarship winner will receive the awarded at the COMMON Annual Meeting, which is now held each spring.
Anyone who wants to make a donation to the Al Barsa Memorial Scholarship to honor his memory can do so by going to www.common.org/foundation and clicking on this particular award among the several scholarships COMMON presents each year. COMMON reminds members that all donations are tax deductible under Internal Revenue Service guidelines.