Alice A. Young*

Alice A. Young*

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Alice  A. Young*

Alice (Adam) Young was born April 16, 1937. She grew up in Grand Forks, N.D. She became interested in nursing after volunteering as a candy striper at a local hospital and eventually became trained as an OB technician. Young continued with her interest in nursing during her college years. She graduated from The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn. with a B.S. in nursing. She graduated with her M.S.N. from the Catholic University of America and earned a doctorate in nursing science from New York University. In 1973, Young joined the nursing faculty at Washburn University. She organized the structure of the nursing program at Washburn. In 1974, she helped establish the bachelor of nursing program and in that same year, she became chief administrator of the new program. In 1982, the program moved from being a nursing education program to a school of nursing and Young became dean of the new school. Young retired from the dean's office in 2000. Young was married to the late Dr. James Young, a former Washburn administrator, and has three children by marriage. Alice passed away on July 6, 2012.