Staff Profile: Martha York

Martha York Position: Coordinator for International Studies
Director, Center for Innovative Learning

Hometown: Ft. Worth, TX

What do you like best about your position at Schreiner? The variety, and the fact that it allows me to work and travel with students.
How long have you been with Schreiner? Where were you prior? I came to work for Schreiner in 1994 and worked in the College Advancement office for 2 ½ years, mainly working with the SFSA. I moved to Austin for 2 years, then came back to Kerrville and Schreiner in 2000. Prior to coming to Kerrville, I lived in Nashville, TN for 30 years.

What do you like best about Schreiner University? The students
What Schreiner events do you enjoy? I like the events under the CIL umbrella - the lecture series, Monday Night Fiction, etc.

Favorite food: Chicken Fried Steak, hot biscuits and cream gravy.

Favorite books: That list is way long! Currently on my night table are "Birds Without Wings" by Louis De Bernieres, "Moo" by Jane Smiley (for Monday Night Fiction) and "Freakonomics" by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Favorite vacation spot: Make that "spots." London, England and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Actually, these are working vacations, but Schreiner has given me the opportunity to travel to places I love to go so it doesn't feel like work.

What do you like to do during your weekends?  Go out with friends and work on my needlework projects - when I'm not working on my house.

Is there any particular advice you would give to students? Yes, indeed. Take advantage of the Schreiner study abroad program. Spend a semester studying abroad, if you can, or take one of the Schreiner travel trips. These experiences can change your life by giving you a totally different perspective.