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Mrs. Young holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Utah, with areas of emphasis in Gerontology and Educational Psychology. She was a first-generation student, enrolling in college for the first time in her mid-thirties. At 36, she was a scholarship athlete at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, earning the awards of both team Defensive MVP and All-Conference Defensive player as goalkeeper on the Women’s Lacrosse team. Mrs. Young graduated with distinction, including memberships in several university and national honors societies.
A native of Utah, Marti Young is a longtime mountain sports and outdoor enthusiast. The Youngs are avid skiers, hikers and mountain bikers. Marti has been a competitor in a range of sports throughout her life, including gymnastics, court sports, and rodeo, to name a few. She ran her first full marathon on her 40th birthday and has run in several events since then.
Marti and Mike live with their son, four (and sometimes five) dogs, and four horses at their farm in Brazos County.
As a Native Texan and having lived the majority of my life in Houston, I spent
most of my career working in the oil and gas industry, with accounting as my
background. After I married and moved to College Station in 2014, my husband,
James, who has worked at A&M for 40 years, told me about the TAMU Women’s
Club so that I could meet new friends. My first experience with the Women’s Club
was joining the Wednesday Night Book Club, where we meet at different restaurants to discuss that month’s book, which is voted on by the book club members. That first night, I met another member of the Women’s Club, someone
who has a lot of similar interests as me, and we have been great friends ever since! I have been the Women’s Club Treasurer for the past two years. Thru the Women’s Club, I’ve become involved with the Monday morning book club, the Wednesday Night book club, the Garden Club, Arts and Culture, Meals on Wheels, and the Shanghai Card group. I am entering my third year on the Board of Directors for CASA, Voices for Children, where I serve as Treasurer. My husband and I are proud owners of three dogs and we love to travel and garden.
Carolyn Franklin is the owner of Triple C Consulting & Financial Services. The business offers consulting, business startups, personal development, bookkeeping, resumes, notary services, and compliance to name a few. Carolyn has over 25 years’ experience in administration, finance, consulting and compliance. She is currently employed as a full time Project Administrator for Texas A & M University and a part time Certified Advanced Expert Bookkeeper for Intuit QuickBooks. Over the years, she has obtained an Associate Degree in Applied Business, Bachelor Degree in Business Management and a Master Degree in Business Management. She is a Certified Advance ProAdvisor in QuickBooks, Notary Public, Loan Signing Agent. She serves on the City of Bryan Joint Relief Funding Review Committee. Although she stays busy, she finds time for family which includes her 2 children, Corey Franklin and Christina Franklin and two grandchildren, Joseph Franklin and Jacelyn Franklin.
Mom, wife, sister, friend, software engineer and dreamer – I am whomever I set
my mind to be, and you, too, can enjoy that experience with the help of the
TAMU Women’s Club.
Originally from India, I am now a U.S. citizen and have lived in Texas for over 20
years. For more than 16 of those years I worked at TAMU. I joined the Women’s
Club because I saw it as an opportunity to serve the community and make new
friends. I enjoy challenging and pushing myself to do new things and this club
and all its activities has encouraged me to do just that.
The TAMU Women’s Club is a great place to network and make new friends both
on a personal and professional level. The club's events and activities promote an
appreciation of local arts and business as well as helping one become aware of
the many volunteer opportunities in the area. Come, be all you dream of being
with the help of the TAMU Women’s Club!
Howdy TAMU WC! My name is Dee Risinger. I was born and raised in Texas. I began my college career at Texas A&M University in the fall of 1985. In 1988, I transferred to Tarleton State University (A Proud Part of Texas A&M University System) and ultimately graduated with a degree in Business and a minor in Mathematics.
My years in College Station were some of my most cherished memories. Being a proud Aggie fan, I often spoke about the University. When Jeff, my husband,
decided to get his EMBA, my stories and the spectacular reputation of Mays Business School, A&M was the obvious choice. He is class of 2002. Whoop!
I was blessed enough to stay home, but enjoyed my volunteer work at a hospital,
school, church, and the community. After living outside Texas for 30 years, I am
excited to not only return to Texas, but to my favorite place right here in College
Station. It is as friendly as I have etched in my memory. We have had many
addresses and lived in several states, so I truly know what it’s like being new to a
community and how important it is to find groups like the Texas A&M Women’s
I moved to College Station with family in 2016 when my husband joined the faculty team in the Department of Oceanography at TAMU. Thanks to an email sent to new employees, I learned about the TAMU Women’s Club. The Moms and Tots interest group helped me and my toddler son make friends and get to know the area in no time. The Community Outreach and Social Justice (COSJ) interest group offered me the opportunity to volunteer for the local Meals on Wheels, delivering meals to elderlies in the area. I have served on the board of the Women’s Club, as the External Communications Officer, for the past two years. I will continue my service on the board as the Internal Communication Officer in the upcoming year.
I enjoy reading books, cooking (and of course tasting) delicious food, watching movies, traveling, and I am always open to expand my interests. TAMU Women’s Club happens to be the very place for my explorations, with its fascinating programs and interest groups. The Club connects me to wonderful women in the community from all over the world and helps me define myself besides family responsibility and career endeavor. Come and join us at the TAMU Women’s Club, make new friends, get to know the area, try things you have not done before, find meaningful ways to help others, and more!
I learned about the TAMU Women's club after being approached by a member while we were out shopping. It was 2015, shortly after my husband (an Aggie) and I moved to College Station, and I was pregnant with our second child. No doubt, I slipped into speaking Japanese, pleading with my 3 yr old to behave, when the member (also Japanese) approached me. I'm so glad she did, because it turns out I had a lot in common with other Moms in the area, and our kids birthdays were only 3 days apart. And she introduced me to Moms and Tots group. It was a great way to meet other moms and for my daughter to play with her new friends. We continued to enjoyed the group after my second daughter was born as well.
My professional background focuses on video and digital media. My experience spans from editing news and videos for Fortune 100 companies, to working behind the scenes doing production on American reality TV shows, working video coverage of live concerts (ask me about Coldplay and Beyonce!), to organizing a 500+ audience TEDx events. I currently work at Texas A&M College of Engineering and TEES as a Web Designer.
My husband and I moved to College Station in 2002 when he retired from the Marine Corps and started work at the National Response and Recovery Center at TEEX. Although I’m from the Texas Panhandle, I hadn’t lived in Texas for many years and the TAMU Women’s Club was critical in helping me to adjust after moving from Washington, DC. Active in the Club since I arrived, I served on the Newcomers Board (back when there was one) and have also served in various positions on the Club’s Board.
In a prior life I taught in the Dallas area and in Germany, monitored grants and wrote contracts at the Department of Education in Washington, DC, cared for my aging parents, and volunteered.
I’m a voracious reader, I crochet, dabble with plants, and volunteer.
Susan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from University of Texas at
Austin in 1975, and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from University of
Houston in 1993. She worked as a teacher and Elementary School Principal for
29 years and retired in 2007. Susan’s volunteerism experience includes the
following: Voices for Children of the Brazos Valley, member of the board for 7
years; Kappa Alpha Theta Facility Corporation Board for 11 years; Brazos County Master Gardener since 2009.
From Oil City, PA to Okinawa, Japan to College Station, Texas (and many homes in between as our family moved where the US Marine Corps sent us!) – my life has given me many opportunities to meet and socialize with women from all different backgrounds, ages, professions, and origins. As an Army veteran, wife, mother and Girl Scout leader, I know how important it is to have a group of friends with whom to share life’s ups and downs.
When I arrived in College Station in 2008, I was lonely. A friend recommended joining the TAMU Women’s Club as a way to meet people, since I was new to the area and did not know anyone. The club’s programs and interest groups were a good way to meet interesting women and learn about this community and TAMU. Since I now work full time at the Academic Success Center on campus, and manage a family of one A&M College student (the other graduated last December) and a husband who also works at A&M, the time I have for interest groups is limited. Currently I belong to the Tuesday evening book group. Someday, when I retire, I hope to participate in the Twisted Stitchers, Arts&Culture and the Garden Interest Group.
If you are new to this community and want to meet dynamic, intelligent, and interesting people then I urge you to join the TAMU Women’s Club.
Proud Former TAMU student (class of ’77) and first-time grandma, I moved back to B/CS in November 2013 with my husband after living on the East Coast since our college years. Originally from San Antonio, I have always loved the warmth and comradery of Aggieland. The TAMU Women’s Club exemplifies that with its welcoming attitude towards everyone.
While living on the East Coast, I was involved with many activities at our church, at Ft. Detrick and at our sons' schools. I love helping others and I guess that is why I enjoy delivering Meals on Wheels for the TAMU Women’s Club. My former employment also allowed me to help others. I worked for IMA World Health as an International Accountant. IMA is a faith based world health nonprofit organization, with the mission to build healthier communities by collaborating with key partners to serve vulnerable people around the world. The countries that I managed were Tanzania and South Sudan, Africa.
The interest groups such as the Couples Gourmet and the Community Outreach and Social Justice keep me motivated and busy learning new things and helping others. They also help me hone my gardening and cooking skills. I also serve as chair for the TAMU Women’s Club Scholarship Committee. TAMU Women’s Club currently are funding 5 scholarships to students from the Bryan College Station area with the plan to raise additional funds to fund a sixth scholarship or increase the funding to the current scholarships. If you are interested in helping on this committee please give me a call.
I am currently on the Friends of the Library Board for the Bryan College Station Libraries and also serve as Secretary. My husband and I attend St. Thomas Episcopal Church in College Station. If you are new to TAMU, join the Women’s Club; it is a great way to meet others who are associated with TAMU!