What an absolute pleasure & honor working with Mrs. Texas A&M Tiffany Zeitouni! Such a beautiful cowgirl soul, inside and out. I cannot wait to work with her again :)
Tiffany Zeitouni is a senior university studies major with a concentration in journalism studies and a double minor in English and tourism management. She plans on graduating in December 2016 and starting her career with the Morale Welfare and Recreation Department at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. Texas A&M has given Ms. Zeitouni a voice and she is truly proud of being a Texas Aggie. The values and pride of being a part of this organization has made her a very strong woman. She recently was selected for the Elect Her Program at Texas A&M. Only 100 women are chosen to participate in this program where college women are encouraged to run for student government office. As a member of the Texas A&M Horse Judging Team she has been judging horse shows and displaying Aggie Values wherever the road may take her. Her current path has taken her to the military. Mrs. Zeitouni was offered an opportunity to visit Fort Sam Houston, a joint military base with the United States Army and Air Force divisions, in January 2016 to visit Morale Welfare and Recreation officials to present a horse program that Texas A&M offers to educate youth and adults on horse awareness, horsemanship and problem solving skills. She had the pleasure of meeting Phillip Heeg, Program Manager for Outdoor Recreation for the Air Force, who allowed her to see the equestrian center at Fort Sam Houston and meet the equestrian center manager and recreational therapist on site. Together Philip and Tiffany developed an idea to use the horsemanship clinics offered at Texas A&M as a recreational tool for soldiers in transition as well as an overall teaching tool for better thinking. Tiffany is also currently working on her own horse therapy program for soldiers, police officers, firemen, emergency medical services or individuals that battle with post traumatic stress disorder. Hoofbeats for Heroes will be released in the Summer of 2016. After serving on the Texas A&M Horse Judging Team she has become a nationally carded horse show judge and has volunteered the last fourteen years at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Horse Judging Contest, the Montgomery County Horse Judging Contest, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Horse Judging Contest and many more. These were all contests that she judged as a youth in 4-H. “I always wanted to be one of the A&M officials at the contests. I looked up to them so much because of their leadership and pride to be a Texas Aggie.” It is so important to me because these are our “Leaders of Tomorrow.” Tiffany is currently working in the construction field to pay for her education. She is an ASE certified parts specialist. As Mrs. Texas she will continue to educate and promote leadership with our youth through 4-H and help increase troop morale with our military. The cowgirl lifestyle is not just about wearing boots and a hat, it is a celebration of a legacy of leadership as we challenge ourselves on and off our horses to go above and beyond our calling.
· "A Cowgirl is an attitude, really. A pioneer spirit, a special American brand of courage. The cowgirl faces life head on, lives by her own rights, and makes no excuses. Cowgirls take stands. They speak up. They defend the things they hold dear. A cowgirl might be a rancher, or a barrel racer, or a bull rider, or an actress. But she’s just as likely to be a checker at the local supermarket, a full-time mother, a banker, an attorney, or an astronaut.” - Dale Evans Rogers