Chicago Muslim Student Remembered December 13, 2007 by TMO 0 comments 5 viewson *The Muslim Observer, 9-51, MMNS, Obituaries Cisse, a Muslim Ph.D. student in chemistry at the University and native of Dakar, Senegal, in Africa, was shot and killed early Monday morning. â€œHe was an extremely gentle person, a very caring person,â€ said Czerny Brasuell, Director of Multicultural Affairs at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Cisse worked closely with Brasuell during his four years as a student at Bates College. Cisse graduated from Bates College in 2001 with a B.S. degree in chemistry, physics and mathematics.