Dr. Sharon Bob Young BA '71

Sharon Bob Young is a specialist on higher education policy and regulation at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, a law firm in Washington, DC. Her mother, Ruth, worked in the UB the Office of Admissions for 20 years. When she established the fund, Sharon Bob Young said that her parents had imbued her with an outlook on life founded on perseverance, a perspective based in Jewish thought and heritage. The fund honors that gift to her by supporting students who have come to UB for advanced study of a tradition that is informed by reverence for learning, commitment to solving problems in ways that promote self-sufficiency and self-respect and recognition of the importance of living a good life marked by righteousness and justice.