Adenah Bayoh Recipient of Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Madison, NJ (October 7, 2009)ó In ceremonies held on September 26, 2009, as part of Fairleigh Dickinson Universityís annual Family/Homecoming Weekend, FDU announced that Adenah Bayoh is the 2009 recipient of FDUís Outstanding Young Alumni Award. This award is presented to an alum who has graduated in the past 15 years and had achieved exceptional success in his or her profession. Recipients are recognized as emerging leaders in their fields or for services to the University and/or the Alumni Association.
Bayoh, a resident of Englewood, N.J., graduated in 2001 with her Bachelorís in business, from FDUís Metropolitan Campus. Since graduating, she has been a guest speaker at numerous University functions. She was also instrumental in restarting FDUís Black Alumni Chapter (B.A.C.) and she continues to serve as an active member today. In February, 2009, she was one of two B.A.C. members to donate funds to the B.A.C. to create and award seven grants to currently enrolled FDU students for the spring of 2009.
After graduating from FDU, Bayoh went on to become an executive with Bank of America and later at PNC Bank. She also built up a real estate portfolio of 14 properties in Irvington, Linden, and Maplewood, N.J. and in South Carolina.
Most recently, Bayoh purchased the landmark Kless Diner in Irvington, N.J. in 2007. She demolished the building and erected her own International House of Pancakes (I.H.O.P.) franchise in a $1.7 million project.
Bayoh was born and raised in Liberia, but left the war-torn country and moved to New Jersey with her parents at the age of 13.
For more information, please contact Okang McBride, Director of Alumni Relations at 201-692-7013.