Jeffery Edward (Jay) Lisby was associate editor of 'Bama Magazine and
website editor of BamaMag.com. A graduate of Columbus College, he
came to the University of Alabama to pursue a graduate degree in
journalism after a career as a schoolteacher. After arriving in
Tuscaloosa, he began attending Crimson Tide practices and posting his
observations on the Bama Magazine internet message board, a practice
that eventually led to his employment at 'Bama Magazine. An excellent
journalist and true fan of the Tide, Jay succumbed to a reoccurance of
bladder cancer on June 23rd, 2004. He was 48 years old.
If you would like to donate to the J.E. Lisby Memorial Scholarship
fund, please send a check to the address below. BE SURE to include
"J.E. Lisby Memorial Scholarship" in the "For" section of the check in
order to designate its purpose.
The University of Alabama
c/o Bonnie LaBresh
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
In order to establish a perpetual endowed scholarship, the University
of Alabama requires a minimum fund amount of $20,000. Therefore, any
and all of your generous donations would be extremely appreciated.
Our goal is to raise at least the minimum amount to endow this
scholarship by the end of 2004 in order to award the first Lisby
Scholarship to a deserving student in the fall of 2005.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Andrew Bone.
Thank you for your assistance in our effort to honor a man who's love
for the University of Alabama and for his selected profession will,
with your help, live on at The Capstone!