Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund

Creating Peace

Alicia Nicole Titus

June 11, 1973 – Sept. 11, 2001

On Sept. 11, 2001, Alicia lost her life along with so many other Americans in the tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks. She was a flight attendant on United Airlines Flight 175, which crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. 

The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund was established in August 2002, by the Titus family and their church friends, all of whom have ties to Urbana University. It was created to carry out the legacy and spirit of Alicia’s life by sponsoring programs that promote and support a culture of peace at the University and within the community.

After losing their beloved daughter, John (Class of ’77) and Beverly (Class of '90) have advocated for peace education in the community and at Urbana, along with the UU Student Peace Alliance. It’s John and Bev’s mission to mend that concern and create a culture of peace.

About Alicia

Alicia lived her life in peace and harmony, longing for a world in which people would 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 principle is to turn our grief into action for peace.

It is Alicia’s family’s, church’s, community’s and friends’ hope that she is remembered as an exuberant and vital young woman. Her life was dedicated to the pursuit of peaceful living among human beings and loving one another. According to her father, she opposed violence, hate, prejudice, killing and any unkind act against another living thing. Her true nature and human existence were the complete opposite of the evil forces that took her life.

Upcoming Events

Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Run 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Run for Peace

Date & Time:
Sat, Sept. 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Urbana University Student Center
579 College Way
Urbana, OH  43078

The 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 through the Monument Square, south on Main Street to Broadway, south on High Street to Freedom Grove around the  Memorial for 9/11 victims, then north on High Street to the east entrance of Urbana University and finishes at the Student Center.

All Parking Lots on campus.

5 K Walk/Run:

  • $25 prior to August 25, 2017 (includes t-shirt)
  • $15 (UU Students)
  • $35 5K-Race Day Registration begins @ 8:00 a.m. (t-shirt not guaranteed)

1 Mile Walk/Run:

  • $15 prior to August 25, 2017 (includes t-shirt)
  • $20 after August 25, 2017 (t-shirt not guaranteed)
  • $5 (without t-shirt) *5yrs & under FREE

Proceeds go to the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund and Scholarship Fund

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Previous Events

Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund Volunteers Clean up Railroad Street in Urbana

On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund sponsored a “Day of Service” to give back to the community. Over 30 volunteers came together to serve in memory of Alicia and others who lost their lives or have been impacted by the attacks of 9/11. The group spent several hours cleaning up Railroad Street in Urbana. 

John Titus, Alicia’s father, sincerely thanked the city of Urbana and the Urbana University students, faculty, friends, family and community members. It was a wonderful experience.

The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund sponsors programs for the community and Urbana University that promote and support a culture of peace. Service opportunities are available throughout the year. To learn more about these initiatives or to volunteer, contact Bev Titus at


Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Run 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Run for Peace

See past race results:

Alicia Titus 5K Meet Results Women's 2014 >
Alicia Titus 5K Meet Results Men's 2014 >


Titus Peace Fund Hosts Speaker

The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund, in partnership with Urbana University and the Dayton International Peace Museum, hosted Paul K. Chappell on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at the Urbana University Student Center. Paul is a former Army Captain, Iraq War Veteran, noted author and international speaker. This event was open to the public and was an eye-opening experience from someone with a unique and refreshing perspective on waging peace in the midst of war. 

Paul is a West Point graduate who serves as Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Part African-American, part Asian and part Caucasian, Paul grew up in a violent household in Alabama with a father who fought in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He has spoken at over 50 colleges and universities, several international events, numerous community groups, and has appeared on The Travis Smiley Show, C-SPAN/Book TV and PBS.

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