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Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award

Alicia Roberts ’01 Baird

2018 Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award recipient Alicia Roberts ’01 Baird

Alicia Roberts ’01 Baird - After studying in Ghana as a student, Baird asked, “How can I change the world?” She has done just that, helping deserving students access a college education through her work at Strada Education Network. As a Manchester trustee Baird helped attract a new generation of diverse students from Indianapolis to her alma mater. She holds a master’s degree in philanthropy and serves a number of nonprofit organizations.


The Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes Manchester University alumni, age 31-40, who:

  • demonstrate outstanding leadership in their careers,
  • contribute to the betterment of their community and its citizens, and
  • retain a strong alliance with the University. 

The recipient is to be recognized at the Homecoming each fall. Complete the form below to nominate a fellow alumnus for the Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award.

Click here to nominate an alum for this award.

Past Recipients 

Frederick Balagaddé ’01
James Butler ’02
Madalyn Metzger ’99
Lisa Updike ’03 Starks