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At the age of 100, Rochester area educator Dr. Alice Holloway Young passes away



Rochester, New York – We are honoring a local educator who paved the way for others.

A family member said that Dr. Alice Holloway Young passed away on Wednesday at the age of 100 due to complications following a significant stroke.

It is well known that Dr. Holloway Young was among the first Black educators in the area. She also rose to become the Rochester City School District’s first Black vice principal and principal.

When Monroe Community College was founded in 1961, she became a board member and over the next sixty years, she influenced the course of the institution.

Dr. Holloway Young is also recognized for being among the pioneers in the Rochester area to see the advantages of a community college, dismantling obstacles and revolutionizing educational access.

“Young was a true pioneer whose courage, love, and commitment to provide an outstanding education for all Rochesterians has left an everlasting impact on our community,” Rochester Mayor Malik Evans said in a statement released Monday. “She played a transformative role in the lives of hundreds of thousands of children and adults, improving equitable access to education, and encouraging those in underrepresented ethnic and racial groups to become teachers and leaders in our schools.”

At MCC’s Brighton campus, a memorial event honoring her life will take place on Saturday, June 1st at 1 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the event.