Derek Olivier (Photo from Facebook)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Family, friends, and faculty gathered Friday at Arkansas Baptist College to dedicate the Derek Olivier Research Institute in the slain student's honor.
Derek was a football player on campus known for his charm and helping others; his murder on September 27, 2012 is still unsolved.
Officials from Arkansas Baptist said that the Derek Olivier Research Institute (DORI) will focus on prevention of Black-on-Black violence in his honor.
"We want to bring these senseless acts of violence to attention, and that's what this institute will be about," said Fitz Hill, President of Arkansas Baptist College.
DORI's mission is to collect, analyze, and track data trends of Black-on-Black violence in an effort to recommend best practices and potential solutions for the prevention of violent behavior detrimental to community safety.
The investigation into Olivier's murder continues, with a $10,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of this suspect. Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact the Little Rock Police Dept. at (501) 371-4621.