College of Liberal Arts Interim Dean Dr. Mohamed Yamba presented the award April 8 during CAL U Pride Weekend.
Presented to alumni who distinguish themselves in professional and community work, Bakaitus is the fourth recipient of this award.
Bakaitus graduated from the university in 1983 with a degree in administration and management and earned his masters in taxation from Duquesne University. He joined Herbein + Company in 1993, was named partner in 2001, operating officer in 2007 and a 2010 and 2011 5-Star Wealth Manager by Pittsburgh magazine.
His practice focuses on corporate, partnership and individual tax with specialized experience in transactional analysis and business consulting.