The Rutgers University Alumni Association inducted Founder and President Mark Baiada into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni for his accomplishments as an entrepreneur, humanitarian, and innovator.
“Being inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni is the university’s highest honor, bestowed upon only 218 of our graduates in the university’s 250-year history," said Vice President Donna K. Thornton, Alumni Relations, Rutgers University. "What Mark has accomplished by creating, guiding, and growing BAYADA Home Health Care is truly remarkable.”
Created in 1987, the Hall recognizes alumni who, through their superlative achievements in professional and civic life, have brought honor to themselves and to the university. Notable recipients include two-time Olympic gold medalist Carli Lloyd, chef and restaurateur Mario Batali, late actor James Gandolfini, author Janet Evanovich, NBC news anchor Natalie Morales, late actor and humanitarian Paul Robeson, Nobel Prize winners Selman Waksman and Milton Friedman, and five former New Jersey governors.
“The Rutgers University Alumni Association is incredibly proud of Mark and his many achievements," added Chair Maurice Griffin, Rutgers University Alumni Association. "His focus on innovation and values is an inspiration for the entire Rutgers community, including Victoria Wang, a senior in the School of Management and Labor Relations, who entered and won a student contest for the opportunity to meet Mark at the awards gala. Mark’s passion for business and service is contagious!”