George E. Young, 1913
Our brothers careers have been productive, constructive, spirited, and prosaic. They displayed impressive skills, talents, and abilities They were, and we continue to be, a beautiful and lively expression of our enduring fraternal beliefs, and that underlying harmony is far-reaching in expectation for all brothers’, undergraduate and graduate. It is the core of what our fraternal founders asserted in 1848 and 1874 and 1899: to live active, commendable, and responsible lives, and to build up community. Clearly and compellingly, they added, and continue to add, positive value at the local, state, national, global, and fraternal level because they engaged life fully and responsibly. In short, they were authoritative pillars throughout life. They were-are exemplary in their citizenship, character, and their sense of dutiful responsibility, and, in many instances, they were leading voices in their career fields. They prove that success of any kind does not occur by luck or accident, and we remember them because they continue to provide that message for our time. Their spirit permeates our brotherhood, and it always will.
We have long been, from one generation to the next, proud to be Omega Mu Fijis. We continue to cherish our fraternal friendships, our shared memories, and our evolving, forward-focused history at the University of Maine. These things, above and beyond everything else, are the underlying rooted connections that make us proud to be Omega Mu Fijis. Why, after all, should we believe otherwise? We have always exhibited a can-do fraternal spirit since 1874. And, to be sure, all present and future generations of Omega Mu Fijis will continue to do the same, with fraternal enthusiasm and commitment. As a brotherhood, we always see the path behind us and the way forward with equal clarity, and our future remains bright at 79 College Avenue because we fearlessly move forward, always guided by sound fraternal principles, and because of that we are an exceptional brotherhood because we remain committed and hardworking to assure that our Omega Mu brotherhood will continue to be the jewel at the University of Maine. Perge.
Omega Mu Portrait
George E. Young,
Omega Mu Years
"The house was prettily decorated in evergreens and Xmas bells intermingled
with frosted stars."
"At intermission harlequin and cakes were served."
University of Vermont Medical School
Authority on the
Treatment of Tuberculosis
Young Surgical Center:
Central Maine Sanatorium
After graduating from the University of Vermont Medical School, George E. Young was a physician in Skowhegan, Maine for over four decades, but also the Chief Surgeon at the Central Maine Sanatorium in Fairfield, Maine. His significance went far beyond those two responsibilities. He was widely recognized as an authority, innovator, and pioneer in the treatment of tuberculosis, in lung surgery, and in radiology. Due to his many accomplishments, Dr. Young was honored in 1955 when the surgical center at the Central Maine Sanatorium was renamed the Young Surgical Center, and that is a wonderful accomplishment for his dedicated service to his patients and the treatment of the disease.
"The Young Building is equipped with modern x-ray equipment and good laboratory facilities."
The Young Surgical Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2021.
One of Dr. George E. Young's close medical friends was Dr. H. Richard Hornberger, Jr.. Prior to setting up his surgical practice in Waterville, Dr. Hornberger was drafted into the Army and served in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War. After his military service, he wrote "M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors." He went on to write more novels on the M*A*S*H theme, and "Richard Hooker" was his pen name.
Dr. H. Richard Hornberger outside his tent in Korea.
“What if the space be long and wide,
That parts us from our brother’s side
A soul-joined chain unites our band,
And memory links us hand in hand.”
(Phi Gamma Delta fraternity song)
Chip Chapman, ’82
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