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Pauline S. Young

January 1, 2019

1975 – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan & Rancho Mirage, California

Pauline Young was born in Fredonia, Kansas. She graduated with honors from the American University and pursued a graduate course in Social Economics. She worked as a sociologist for the United States Department of Agriculture for several years. Pauline and her husband the late Donald E. Young, had three children, Leigh Taylor Young, Dey Young Ladd and Lance Young. Mrs. Young served as chairman of the Women’s Committee, the sustaining organization for the Cranbrook Academy of Art, on the Executive Committee and board of directors for the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts of Detroit, on the board of directors for Our Heritage House of Detroit, on the board of directors of the Community Music School of Detroit and in various capacities for the Detroit Institute of Arts. She received special recognition for her work with the Detroit Institute of Art and with the Cranbrook Women’s Committee. Her work with Northwood included guest speaking on the Michigan campus and active participation with the Detroit FAD Auctions. She chaired the Greater Detroit National Women’s Board chapter as well. Of Northwood, Mrs. Young said, “I believe that the vocational approach to higher education supported by a liberal arts background is the education of the future for at least fifty percent of young Americans. It is a concept that is uniquely Northwood’s, but it can grow, for it fulfills such an obvious gap in American education.” (Deceased 1995)