Dr. Anne Young '65 (1995)
Before presenting the award this year, I need to say a few words about Franny who was the archetype and first recipient. Franny died in February after a long fight with Parkinson's disease and a shorter but no less valiant one with cancer. As a member of the class of '27 and the parent of alums, Franny directly and indirectly enriched the lives of generations of Raiders; whether as trustee, founder of the Alumni Association, tennis coach, friend or mentor. Now this award will have to be the primary reminder of his remarkable spirit and contribution. A fitting but completely inadequate memorial.
It is a distinct pleasure for me to present the Stanton award this year to my friend and classmate Dr. Anne Young. Anne is Chief of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital; the most recent but not the last pinnacle in a distinguished scientific and educational career.
Anne left North Shore for Vassar where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude in chemistry. She started focusing on neurology at Johns Hopkins where she earned both an M.D. and Ph.D. From there she went on to teach at the U. of Michigan concentrating on movement disorders of the central nervous system; Parkinson's, Torches and Huntington's. She has been described by colleagues as a world-class neurologist in clinical research and educational areas. Anne claims to have succeeded because she loves science and it is fun. Anyone who has worked with her knows that a great amount of intense work is also part of the formula.
The classroom and lab have not prevented Anne from looking at the human side of these afflictions. She has traveled to Venezuela each March for the last 13 years to study a large family group. Anne is president of a fund which helps provide medical care for its members. What better example of "Live & Serve" than contributing to important progress in several key areas of research while making such meaningful work fun for herself and her students. I am proud to present me Francis R. Stanton Alumni Recognition to Dr. Anne Young.
Presented June 9, 1995,
John Darrow '65, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
The North Shore Country Day School