African humanitarian activist Samuel Pieh has received the University of Indianapolis Distinguished Alumni Award for 2010.
Pieh, a Sierra Leone native who received his bachelor’s degree in biology from UIndy in 1972, has an extensive background of not-for-profit work to improve life for residents of West Africa. He has served as executive director of the Christian Health Association of Sierra Leone, which provides affordable healthcare services in his home country, and of Mid-South Africa Link, which supports African causes through partnerships with schools, businesses and other institutions. Pieh currently lives in Virginia, where he works as housing coordinator for the U.S. Embassy in Liberia.
The UIndy Alumni Association announced awards to Pieh and other alumni Friday night during its annual Honors & Recognition Banquet in Schwitzer Student Center, part of the university’s Alumni Weekend festivities. Other recipients included: