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by Chris Azzopardi


golden statue casually hanging out in a corner booth at Haab’s Restaurant, a local institution. Young (BS72) lugged her prize from her Los Angeles-area home to EMU this past September, when she returned to speak to students and staff about her journey from Eastern to the set of “Modern Family,” where she’s a producer. For Young, recipient of the Young Alumnus Award in 1978 for outstanding achievement within 10 years of graduation, working on one of the funniest shows on TV is only half the fun. The added thrill came in August 2014 when ABC’s juggernaut took home its fi fth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. Because of her full-on producer credit, Young didn’t just share in the glory that year—she took home a piece of it.


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photos by Josh Elliott


psilanti doesn’t see a lot of Emmy Awards, so it’s not surprising when a server stops to ask Sally Young about hers. “Is that real?” he questions, investigating the


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