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Memorial Service to be Held for Professor Paul Young
UC Remembers Beloved History Professor
Written By Lexi March '13, PR Intern
College community invited to share memories
Utica, NY (10/17/2012)- Utica College will hold a memorial service in honor of Paul Young, assistant professor of history/black studies, on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. in the Library Concourse. Young passed away on Oct. 1 after battling a long illness.
Before joining the Utica College family, Young earned his Ph.D. in U.S. history from the University of Iowa, where he also taught. He specialized in modern U.S. social history, African-American history, and African history. He also conducted research devoted to African-American labor movements in the 1920s and 1930s.
An advisor to several campus organizations including the Black Student Union (BSU), Brothers On a New Direction (BOND), Omega Phi Beta, and Phi Beta Sigma, Young left his mark on the college community not only as a professor, but also as an advisor and mentor to students he encountered for more than a decade at Utica College.
There will be a reception following the memorial service. The service is open to all members of the college community.
Those who knew Professor Young are invited to post memories at an online memory book that has been established on the Utica College website at www.utica.edu/paul.
About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 3,700 students in 37 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 22 master’s and two doctoral degree programs.
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