Animal Laboratory Supervisor, Department of Animal Resources
Milton Young exemplifies the type of steadfast, loyal employee who resides at the heart of the Trojan Family. For more than four decades, he has contributed enormously to laboratory animal research at USC, maintaining the highest levels of animal care and an impeccable work ethic. His personal integrity has consistently reflected the very best that USC staff can be.
Milton’s many years of devoted service have facilitated the work of generations of faculty scientists. The success of many long-term studies has been built on the foundation of his extraordinary diligence and support. His dedicated service has included personally caring for baby mice during holidays and meeting shipments of animals at all hours of the day and night.
Since 1994, he has served as supervisor for all animal research facilities on the University Park campus, inspiring the staff around him to meet the highest standards and acquiring the full confidence of the faculty investigators he supports. Milton was instrumental in the university’s obtaining its first accreditation by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), a certification required for both federal and private funding for medical research, and has helped ensure continued accreditation during his tenure.
Milton carries on the Trojan spirit of community service through his volunteer work on weekends with at-risk neighborhood youth through the “Glory Kids” program.
The University of Southern California is pleased to recognize the outstanding service of Milton Young with the 2008 President’s Award for Staff Achievement.
Staff Recognition Luncheon
April 22, 2008