September 08, 2020

Fred Young, Department Facilities Maintenance Technician, is the recipient of the 2020 Chemistry Extra Mile Award. The annual departmental award recognizes an individual for nurturing a positive environment, demonstrating crisis leadership, embracing collaborative problem solving and encouraging team-thinking. Young goes the extra mile in so many ways and his efforts are appreciated by faculty, staff students and postdocs.

As stated by Associate Chair Ralph House “Fred has been my eyes and ears in the department during suspended operations and I’m not sure how we would have functioned without him. Whenever I make suggestions he often contributes thoughts and ideas that are far better than mine. Fred really cares about his role in the department and we are incredibly lucky to have him.”
As stated by Associate Chair, Laura Yurco “Fred is an asset to the department and any time I request something be done, I know he will get it done quickly, efficiently and enthusiastically. Often he anticipates needs beyond what I am requesting and goes the extra mile. I am so glad to have him as part of the Chemistry team!”

Congratulations Fred Young!