Madison Davis, a freshman adolescent/young adult education major from Nelsonville, accepted the Alicia Titus Memorial Scholarship awarded by Urbana University. A 2015 graduate of Nelsonville-York High, she was active in her community and church as well as her school, serving as captain of both the varsity basketball and volleyball teams, editing the yearbook, and helping to lead the National Honor Society. At Urbana University, she is a member of the Campus Activities Board, plays on the Blue Knights volleyball team and serves as a Presidential Scholar.
“I am humbled to be the first recipient of this scholarship that represents so much to the community, the family and the university,” Davis said. “My goal in life is help others, giving back because so many have helped me become who I am today.”
This award reflects the commitment of the Titus family as well as countless friends and community members who have participated in the fund-raising efforts of the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund over the past 15 years. Alicia Titus, a former Urbana University student, graduate of Miami University, resident of St. Paris and United Airlines flight attendant, died on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists flew United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. The family has channeled their grief into good, establishing the Fund to honor the exuberant young woman whose life was dedicated to the pursuit of peaceful living among human beings and loving service to others.
The Alicia Titus Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a female freshman at Urbana University whose life exemplifies Alicia’s legacy of enriching the lives of others. Interested applicants and donors should contact Advancement at Urbana University, firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-772-9246.
Submitted by Urbana University.