1937 – He received his master’s degree at Vanderbilt University.
1944 – He ascended the pulpit of the Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, beginning a 13-year ministry that included construction oversight for the largest Church of Christ building in the world.
– Married to Helen Mattox.
1956 – He joined Helen’s brother in founding Lubbock Christian College.
1957 – Norvel accepted the challenge of George Pepperdine to succeed retiring President Hugh Tiner.
– He was appointed Pepperdine’s third president on the advent of its twentieth year, wooing top-flight scholars to the Christian college and promoting its mission to a growing circle of friends.
– He founded the School of Business and Management (now the Graziadio School) and the Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
1970 – Young became chancellor and later chancellor emeritus, continuing to make friends and raise funds that today ensure a strong endowment and Pepperdine’s continuing rise to prominence.
1998 – Died on February 17th.