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Carolynn Sue Hamby

entrepreneur , nurse , author

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.


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, United States Public Health Service, 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, Texas, 1973-1974;psychiatric staff nurse, Medicenter Hospital, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1974-1975;nursing education instructor, Sunland Training Center, Orlando, Florida, 1975-1977;DON, Orlando General Hospital, 1977-1980;associate chief nurse extended care department, Olin E. Teague VA Medical Center, Temple, Texas, 1980-1993;staff assistant to associate chief of staff extended care, Olin E. Teague VA Medical Center, Temple, Texas, 1993-1994;education coordinator, Olin E. Teague VA Medical Center, Temple, Texas, 1994-1996;administrative officer, Olin E. Teague VA Medical Center, Temple, Texas, 1996-1997;president, Discover Natural Foods, Inc., Temple, Texas, since 1988. Women's veterinary coordinator VA Medical Center, Temple, 1984-1995, manager federal women's program, 1987-1988.


  • 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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: international travel, reading, writing, motivational speaking.


Married Richard Russell Hamby, March 2, 1957. 1 child, Russell Glen.

Elbert Glen Yarbrough

Laura Catherine (Osha) Yarbrough

Richard Russell Hamby

Russell Glen Hamby