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Founded in 1875, Brigham Young University has grown from a small pioneer academy to one of the world's largest private universities, where more than 29,000 students gather from more than 100 countries. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...
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Charlene Winters, who works ...
Charlene Winters, who works in alumni relations at BYU, said this is the second time Maeser has been honored during Homecoming.
BYU NewsNet - Alice Louise Reynolds:"Lighter of Lamps"
Photo Courtesy of Charlene Winters
..."We want students to learn about founders," Charlene Winters, director of marketing and communications for the BYU Alumni Association and a member of the Homecoming executive committee said.
suggested Reynolds as this year's honoree.
BYU NewsNet - Homecoming to Welcome Alumni
"For older alumni, this is an opportunity for them to come back and re-meet classmates that really meant a lot to them," said Charlene Winters, communications and marketing director for the BYU Alumni Association.
Presenting awards to these outstanding alumni and having them speak here at BYU
allows current students to see what former BYU
graduates have done and gives them a sense of what they can accomplish, Winters
Although it is an alumni dinner, students are also welcome to buy tickets and attend, said Winters
.The tickets can be purchased at alumni.byu.edu.
The purpose of the trip up to the Y is to celebrate the symbol's anniversary, but it's also a great way to build camaraderie between people, Winters
also emphasized that current students who have completed 24 credit hours at BYU
are officially considered alumni, and that Homecoming events are also for them and for all BYU students.
Daily Herald - BYU alumni house to be named after Hinckley
Charlene Winters, director of alumni marketing and communications at BYU, said the groundbreaking will be on June 23, Hinckley's 96th birthday.
The building will be paid for entirely with donated funds, according to marketing materials.
BYU NewsNet - To Charlene Winters, happiness means having an eventful life
To Charlene Winters, happiness means having an eventful life
"More than once I was told this was not a career for a woman," Charlene Winters
, now a BYU employee said.
...After graduating from BYU, Winters continued challenging her mind by taking a job at The Daily Herald.She
worked there for 17 years, writing columns called "Kitchen Classics," which always ended with a recipe, and "Winters' Tale," which shared her
observations about life.She now faces the challenge of directing marketing and communications for BYU's Alumni Association. Her
current job gives her
the chance to work on many different things.She
is involved in planning events such as Homecoming and Parents' Weekend
After a brief conversation with her
part in the wedding.
works in Lindon and I have a little more flexibility to do details than she
does," Winters said."It's fun." Winters
doesn't mind doing so many different things at once.She
experiences as a student at BYU
and as a reporter for The Daily Herald
"It's a varied job," she
said."To me it's a synthesis in a way, of a lot of jobs I've had.I've had kind of a winding career road." Winters
different experiences have made her
can rarely be seen without a smile on her
In addition to her
ability to get her
point across has contributed to her
success.It has also made her
an enjoyable person to be around. "She's an extremely articulate person," said Kaylene Armstrong, editorial director of The Daily Universe and a friend of Winters for 26 years.
has a way of saying things that puts listeners at ease and makes them want to talk to her
described this talent as a "gift for gab" and said it is important to her
to be able to talk to people.She
job experiences have helped her
to do that.
has made sure her
life has been eventful since then.That's why she
is involved with so many different things and is so happy about it.