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Carolynn Sue Hamby

Carolynn Sue Hamby, American nurse, author, entrepreneur. Registered Nurse, Virginia, Texas, Illinois, Florida. Recipient Citation award for Outstanding Alumnae Vincennes University, 1988, Jefferson award Central Texas of Month, 1989, Jefferson Humanitarian award, 1992, Women of Distinction award Girl Scouts United States; named Outstanding Citizen, Temple Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1987.


  • Hamby, Carolynn Sue was born on April 12, 1938 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Elbert Glen and Laura Catherine (Osha) Yarbrough.

  • Education

    • Associate of Science in Nursing, Vincennes (Indiana) University, 1960. Bachelor in Psychology, University Center Florida. Master of Arts in Counseling, Rollins College, 1980.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1985.


    • Staff nurse United States Public Health Service, Norfolk, Virginia, 1963-1965, psychiatric nurse Fort Worth, 1965-1967. English teacher Bridgetown Tire Company, Yokosuka, Japan, 1968-1970. Head nurse Physician's and Surgeons Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1970-1972.

      Nursing coordinator psychiatric department Veterans Administration Hospital, Downey, 1973-1974. Psychiatric staff nurse Medicenter Hospital, Wichita Falls, 1974-1975. Nursing education instructor Sunland Training Center, Orlando, Florida, 1975-1977.

      Director of Nursing Orlando General Hospital, 1977-1980. Associate chief nurse extended care department Olin E. Teague Veterans Administration Medical Center, Temple, Texas, 1980-1993, staff assistant to associate chief of staff extended care, 1993-1994, education coordinator, 1994-1996, administrative officer, 1996-1997. President Discover Natural Foods, Inc., since 1988.

      Women's veterinary coordinator Veterans Administration Medical Center, Temple, 1984-1995, manager federal women's program, 1987-1988.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Virginia, Texas, Illinois, Florida.


    • Co-author: The Road to Personal Success. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    President Tem-Bel American Heart Association, Temple, 1989-1990. Board directors Bell County Driving While Impaired Task Force, Belton, Texas, 1985-1989, Leadership Temple, 1988-1990. Trustee Temple Public Library., 1985-1988.

    Member American Association of University Women (board directors since 1987, program vice president Texas chapter), Federal Employed Women, Torch Club, Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Lambda Theta.



    International travel, reading, writing, motivational speaking.


    • Married Richard Russell Hamby, March 2, 1957. 1 child, Russell Glen.
    • father: Elbert Glen Yarbrough
    • mother: Laura Catherine (Osha) Yarbrough
    • spouse: Richard Russell Hamby
    • child: Russell Glen Hamby
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    • 1960
      Vincennes (Indiana) University
    • 1980
      Rollins College
    • 1985
      Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University
    • 1963 - 1965
      Staff nurse United States Public Health Service
      Norfolk, United Kingdom
    • 1965 - 1967
      Staff nurse United States Public Health Service
    • 1968 - 1970
      English teacher, Bridgetown Tire Company
      Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
    • 1970 - 1972
      head, nurse Physician's and Surgeons Hospital
      Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
    • 1973 - 1974
      nursing coordinator, psychiatric department Veterans Administration Hospital
      Downey, California, United States
    • 1974 - 1975
      psychiatric staff nurse Medicenter Hospital
      Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
    • 1975 - 1977
      nursing education instructor, Sunland Training Center
      Orlando, Florida, United States
    • 1977 - 1980
      Director, of Nursing Orlando General Hospital
    • 1980 - 1993
      associate, chief nurse extended care department Olin E. Teague Veterans Administration Medical Center
      Temple, Texas, United States
    • 1988
      president, Discover Natural Foods
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