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.