Leadership Greater Enid selects Northwestern's Martie Young

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Leadership Greater Enid selects Northwestern's Martie Young

September 8, 2008 

        Dr. Martie Young, professor of education and director of student teaching and field experiences at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has been selected to be a part of Class XVII of Leadership Greater Enid (LGE). 
        In 1990, this leadership program was established to challenge, develop and educate local Enid area citizens who have an interest in local issues. This program was designed to be a series of issue-oriented forums and experiences. 
        Based on an application process, members are required to have diverse backgrounds and experiences. Annually, 20 participants are chosen. 
        “I consider this a wonderful public relations tool between Northwestern and our community, as well as the leadership instrument for me and others in the program,” Young said. 
        Young was selected to this program after Dr. Cheryl Evans, Enid campus dean, promoted the program and asked for volunteers. 
        “I’m really proud of Martie for being selected to participate in this program,” Evans said. “She always is an outstanding representative of Northwestern, and this will be a good investment of her time and energy.” 
        After attending one of the mandatory meetings, Young said she didn’t know any of her new classmates, but quickly found that they each have a lot of the same interests, namely promotion of their communities. 
        “The main focus of the program is to promote Enid and what it has to offer,” Young said. “This would be a wonderful way to introduce oneself to the community. We will be learning about industry, education, tourism, (just to name a few) of our community. 
        “Our section of the state has so much to offer, and sometimes, we don’t even realize it all.” 
        Young grew up in Medford and has lived in northwest Oklahoma most of her life. She has two sons, Lawrence Yunker, Enid, and Jacob Yunker, Arlington, Va. 
        After receiving Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Northwestern, Young received her Doctorate of Education degree from Oklahoma State University. 
        She and her husband, Dr. Lyle Young, reside in Enid.
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