Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund
ALICIA NICOLE TITUS
June 11, 1973 – September 11, 2001
Alicia was killed in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. She was a flight attendant on United Airlines Flight 175 that crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund was established at Urbana University in August 2002, by the Titus family and church friends, all of whom have close affiliations with the University. The purpose of the fund is to carry out the legacy and spirit of Alicia’s life by sponsoring programs for the University and community that promote and support a culture of peace.
Alicia lived her life in peace and harmony and longed for a world in which people would learn to get along with one another. After her violent death, her parents, John and Bev Titus, began speaking out for peace and justice issues. They joined, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows (www.peacefultomorrows.org), whose unifying credo is to “turn our grief into action for peace.”
Alicia’s family, church, community, and friends desire to remember her as an exuberant and vital young woman whose life was dedicated to the pursuit of peaceful living among human beings and loving service to others. As her father, John Titus stated, “She totally opposed violence, hate, prejudice, killing or any unkind act against another living thing. Her true nature and human existence were totally opposite of the evil forces that took her life.” (Memorial Service, September 17, 2001)
After losing their daughter Alicia in the 9/11 attacks, John '77 and Beverly (Bev) Titus '90 have continued advocating for peace education in the community and at Urbana by assisting with the UU Student Peace Alliance. After a spring meeting, "More than half of the students said they were concerned about the growing violence not only within our community, but on campus within the year. We talked about things to do to create a culture of peace on campus and how we might carry that our into the community," Bev said.
More About the Alicia Titus Fund
Types of programs: speakers, panels, seminars, workshops, courses, training programs, peace camps, mentoring programs
Subjects: non-violence; conflict resolution; peace studies; understanding and appreciating diversity; understanding World Religions
Gifts to this fund are tax exempt and may be mailed to: The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund, c/o Urbana University Institutional Advancement Office, 579 College Way, Urbana, OH 43078.
Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Run 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Run for Peace
To honor Alicia and everyone who was lost and affected by the 9/11 tragedy, Urbana University hosted the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Run 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Run for Peace on Saturday, September 7, 2013.
Results for the 2013 run have been posted and now available!
Thank you to all who participated!
Contact the Advancement Office at (937) 484-1297 to find out how to contribute to the AlicaTitus Memorial Fund.
Events that Benefit or Are Sponsored by the Alicia Titus Fund
The World House Choir
Sunday, September 8, 2013 @ 4:00 p.m.
Urbana University Student Center - Sara Landess Room
This inspirational choir is under the direction of Catherine Roma, founder and director of Cincinnati based women’s choir, “MUSE”. The World House Choir formed last year as part of the Celebration of Coretta Scott King’s birthday. Please join us for this uplifting performance with songs of peace and social justice honoring those who died on September 11, 2001. In the tradition Coretta Scott King and all of those who have dedicated their lives to a more peaceful and just world and in the spirit of Alicia Titus, victim of 9/11, we warmly welcome you to this performance of hope and inspiration.