Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund


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 (, 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.

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 6, 2014. 

When: Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 9 a.m. 

Where: Urbana University, 579 College Way Urbana, Ohio 43078 (located on the south end of Urbana off High Street and College Way)

Course: Starts at the Urbana University Student Center; proceeds on campus to College Way past historic Browne Hall, turns north onto High Street, heads east on Miami Street to Broadway, south on High Street to Freedom Grove around the newly resurrected Memorial for 9/11 victims, then north on High Street to the east entrance of Urbana University and finishes at the Student Center.


  • 5K Walk/Run: $25 prior to August 22, 2014 (includes t-shirt)
  • $15 for UU Students - no t-shirt
  • $35 5K Race Day registraton begins at 8 a.m. (t-shirt not guaranteed)
  • 1 Mile Walk/Run: $15 prior to August 22, 2014 (includes t-shirt)
  • 1 Mile Walk/Run Race Day registration: $5 (without t-shirt) *5 years and under FREE

Register for the race below or by downloading and mailing in the print form. Please mail entry fee (payable to the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund) to: Tammy Leiker, Urbana University, 579 College Way, Urbana, OH 43078.

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Waiver: In consideration of the acceptance of my entry, I, for myself, my executors, administrators and assigner, do herby release and discharge Urbana University, the city of Urbana, other sponsors and race officials for all claims of damages, demands, actions, whatsoever in any manner, arising or growing out of my participation in said event. I attest and verify that I have full knowledge of the risks involved in this event and I am physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate in the event. Also, I authorize the use of my name and/or photo taken at this race for use in any news or any form of publicity. 

Please note: registration is not complete until the race registration fee is received via check. Please mail entry fee (payable to the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund) to: Tammy Leiker, Urbana University, 579 College Way, Urbana, OH 43078.


Results for the 2013 run have been posted and now available!

2013 Women's 5K Results

2013 Men's 5K Results

Thank you to all who participated!

Contact the Advancement Office at (937) 772-9246 or via email to find out how to contribute to the AlicaTitus Memorial Peace Fund.

More About the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace 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. 

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.

MLK Event
Monday, January 20, 2014 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Piqua YMCA

Bev and John Titus will be the Keynote Speakers. The team is PEACE. They will be speaking on behalf of Alicia's Peace Fund and the Dayton International Peace Museum. 


Ohio Chautauqua Troupe

"One of the blessings I have been given in the midst of all of this hopelessness is a greater compassion, new hope for a brighter tomorrow, keener insight and understanding with an ever-growing love in my heart."

John Titus, Board of Trustee Member and Alumnus