James Young III Awarded the Barlow Trophy
James Young III of Saginaw has been awarded the 2011 Barlow Trophy, Alma College’s most prestigious award for a graduating senior.
The award, which is voted on by Student Congress and faculty members, is awarded to a graduating student in the top 10 percent of the senior class who has made incredible contributions to both the campus and the community.
A graduate of Saginaw Arts and Science Academy, Young is the son of Corla Young and James Young Jr.
President Jeff Abernathy presents the Barlow Trophy to James Young III, shown with his parents Corla Young and James Young Jr.
Young contributed to Alma College in numerous ways. He served as president of the Multicultural Student Union, participated in Center for Responsible Leadership activities, volunteered on Alternative Break service projects, and was captain of the varsity football team.
A vocal and active leader of the Multicultural Student Union, Young promoted racial and ethnic diversity across the campus through programming for students and cooperation with faculty and administrators. He helped develop and coordinate Race Week, a series of educational campus events to help students understand more about race and cultural diversity.
A four-year letter winner as a defensive lineman on the football team, his leadership ability was recognized with his election as a team captain in 2010. He also was a three-year resident assistant in Wright and Mitchell halls, helping organize hall activities and build community.
In addition, Young was a site leader for Alternative Breaks, a volunteer teacher’s assistant in inner city schools in Philadelphia and Trenton, N.J., a mathematics tutor, Relay for Life team captain, and participant in intramural athletics.
Posted: Mon, April 11th, 2011 at 1:41PM