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Charlene Renberg Winters

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Flight of the Mary Bee

Discouraged from dancing as a child, BYU’s International Folk Ensemble founder turned her dreams into reality.

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Honesty Is Still the Best Policy

Elaine Englehardt's contributions in ethics have "blossomed into a national phenomenon."

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Overseeing Studio C Shenanigans

Studio C has garnered a massive following on TV and online, thanks in large part to its director.

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Back in Business: Retiring from Retirement

Two business owners couldn’t take the enterprise out of their golden years—and turned their retirement on its head.

People Builder
Winter 2016
After nearly dropping out as a student, thanks to mentors he thrived at BYU. Now he’s the one doing the mentoring.
Ann’s Unexpected Journey
Fall 2015
A peacemaker by nature, Ann Romney has found her voice on a national stage, fighting for the causes she believes in.
A Place to Belong
Fall 2015
A family advocates for children with special needs and their families after having a daughter with Down syndrome.
Competition Cowed by Novice
Fall 2005
Get Sweet on BYU Football
Fall 2005
Cougar Craze ice cream supports BYU scholarship funds.
Colleges Honor Alumni
Fall 2005
Bearing Others’ Burdens
Spring 2015
Music Man
Spring 2015
The Crime Solver
Spring 2015
The Power of the Banyan
Spring 2015
Something in the Sauce
Spring 2015
Giving Thanks, Then Giving Back
Winter 2015
With help from alum Aaron Sherinian, #GivingTuesday is taking the charitable world by storm.
Where the Run Begins
Winter 2015
Tackling mountains or marathons, the Harper family shares a passion that runs deep.
The Best of Times
Summer 2015
There’s an App for That
Fall 2014
Recognizing Remarkable Alumni
Fall 2014
Meet the Mormons
Fall 2014
Meet the Mormons is a new LDS motion picture that gives insights into the lives of ordinary LDS church members.
Sunlight for Uganda
Summer 2014
A trio of BYU alumni founded a nonprofit that helps Ugandan women become artisans and support their families.
You Are What You Do
Summer 2014
As begins a two-year term as BYU Alumni Association president, Seamons reflects on lessons learned.
Connecting for Good
Summer 2014
Celebrating the Arts
Summer 2014
Student performers and alumni aim to take flight at this year’s BYU Spectacular.
Believing Is Seeing
Summer 2014
Fantasy artist James Christensen draws viewers into his whimsical world with imaginative yet relatable creations.
Nontraditional Scholars
Spring 2014
Thousands of alumni get their degrees on a non-traditional timeline and improve the world around them.
Global Engineering
Spring 2014
Naval officer and BYU alumnus Doug Herrin shares why he was named Military Engineer of the Year.
A Life Full of Flowers
Spring 2014
Designer Brittany Jepsen’s whimsical creations are coming up roses.
Diving into History
Winter 2014
Fritz Hanselmann reflects on his decision to use his love of diving to study shipwrecks on the bottom of the ocean.
The Sporting Life
Winter 2014
Brace Yourself
Fall 2013
A Step Up for Stepfamilies
Fall 2013
Brian Higginbotham’s work strengthening families has earned him the Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award.
The Quest for Excellence
Fall 2013
Healing Hands
Fall 2013
Fireworks, Festivals, and Fund-Raising
Fall 2013
The Field Is Whiting
Fall 2013
The Teachers Quorum Business Model
Fall 2013
Rulon Stacey’s commitment to employees saves lives.
BYU Campus Cougar Den
Fall 2013
Talent and Tradition
Summer 2013
Homecoming festivities have grown out of the traditions and celebrations while others have changed.
Courage and Conviction
Summer 2013
Mountain Memories
Summer 2013
A Testimony Through Song
Summer 2013
After a broken ankle left her stuck at home, Janice Kapp Perry turned to Heavenly Father for musical inspiration.
Updo How-Tos
Spring 2013
Braids, twists, curls, and “Daddy ’Dos” feed a blogging family of hair aficionados.
Net Worth
Spring 2013
Ice Cream and Elevators
Spring 2013
These students made BYU’s first student film for class credit.
Her Own Lifesaver
Spring 2013
When life handed her failing kidneys, Diana McGuire gathered her courage and changed her fate.
The Roots of Generosity
Winter 2013
From trees to art to building scholarships, Jack and Mary Lois Wheatley have enriched the landscape of BYU.
Want to Be Happier? Disrupt Yourself
Winter 2013
A Tail of Giving
Winter 2013
Recipe for a Happy Home
Winter 2013
BYU alumna writes Happy Homemaking: An LDS Girl’s Guide to help young homemakers.
Charades—with a Twist
Fall 2012
The Porter brothers have success playing Reverse Charades.
The Countess of Covent Garden
Fall 2012
A young BYU grad is propelled to the top of the opera world where she faces doubts and a performance for a prince.
A Life of the Stage
Fall 2012
Behind the scenes or center stage, Jerry Elison has shaped Utah Valley theater for six decades.
Homecoming Honors
Fall 2012
At Homecoming 2012 BYU recognized eight alumni and friends for distinguished service.
The Sweet Tooth Solution
Summer 2012
Megan Faulkner Brown creates bakeshop havens and wins honors—one cupcake at a time.
Out of the Red Cell
Summer 2012
A team of analysts were encouraged to think unconventionally and to identify weaknesses in U.S. defenses.
Smashing Success
Summer 2012
The queen of crush, a mom in a monster truck helps her family through a tough economy.
How Firm a Foundation
Summer 2012
Homecoming 2012 honors a university icon: the 100-year-old Karl G. Maezer Building.
With a Little Bit o’ Luck
Spring 2012
Meet the Dickamores. Their honeymoon took them on the road as cast members.
And the Grammy Goes To…
Spring 2012
Opera tenor and BYU alum Thomas Glenn won a Grammy for his role in a contemporary opera named Doctor Atomic.
Training for Integrity
Spring 2012
Agle spoke at a BYU Alumni webcast and shared five principles to help you prepare for ethical challenges.
A Leg Up to Mt. Kilimanjaro
Spring 2012
At an Emeriti event, Chad Lewis recounted his hike up Mt. Kilimanjaro with Wounded Warriors.
Moses Loses
Spring 2012
After losing big, Moses Kinikini lives—and shares—what he learned.
Vive la Blog
Winter 2012
Meet Gabrielle Blair, the alumna behind Time magazine's favorite parenting blog of the year.
The Yellow-Brick Road to Accountability
Winter 2012
Live the Oz Principle. You can achieve the extraordinary when you practice accountability.
Across Sea and Time
Winter 2012
Author Marianne Monson uses historical fiction to bring the stories of her ancestors to life.
Strutting in the South
Winter 2012
This couple is transforming a passion for dance into Southern Strutt, one of the top dance programs in the nation.
Sinking in the Night
Winter 2012
Retired BYU communications professor Jack A. Nelson recently published a gripping account of a real-life tragedy.
Remembering a Tragedy
Fall 2011
In her book, Patricia Bushman commemorates the ill-fated 1961 U.S. figure skating team.
Where are They Now? Doctor, Doctor, Doctor
Fall 2011
Meet the three Alumni who received the first doctorates bestowed at BYU.
Every Alum a Mentor
Fall 2011
Communications students refine their writing and expand their creativity through mentorships with industry experts.
Don’t Be a Relationship Parasite
Fall 2011
Networking expert Jeff Rust says you never know the future impact of a current relationship.
The Knitting Lady
Summer 2011
Muriel Thole has been clicking her needles at BYU sports events for more than 55 years.
A Matter of Faith
Summer 2011
Keith Hamilton, the BYU Law School's first black student, has written a book about the priesthood and blacks.
Where Are They Now? Still Dancing
Summer 2011
As Aline Coleman Smith she turns 100, she is still dancing through life.
Father and Maestro
Summer 2011
Gerrit de Jong Jr. passed a legacy of musical and scholastic excellence to his two surviving daughters.
A True Renaissance Man
Summer 2011
Homecoming 2011: Hold High the Torch
Summer 2011
Broadway Sensation to Headline BYU Spectacular
Summer 2011
Known for his rich baritone voice, Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will steal the show at BYU this Homecoming.
The Art of Making Pickles
Summer 2011
Earl and Opal Pickles bring as much delight to cartoonist Brian Crane as they do to the rest of us.
BYU Emeriti Honor Five
Spring 2011
Tipping Life in Your Favor
Spring 2011
Once well known as a best-selling gather and national television personality, Dian Thomas is making appearances.
No. 1 Cougar Fan
Spring 2011
An enthusiast for all things BYU, alumna and ultimate fan D. J. Johnson takes every opportunity to show she bleeds blue.
Our Best Bites Really Has the Best Bites
Spring 2011
BYU Alumni Webcast: Making Life Changes
Spring 2011
In a recent BYU Alumni webcast, author Joseph Grenny spoke about making life changes.
A 3,000-Mile Thank You
Winter 2011
Willard White goes on an epic bike ride to thank Shriner's Hospital for their generosity on behalf of his daughters.
Cooking with Kelsey
Winter 2011
Marathon Man
Winter 2011
John Bozung, a race director and try marathon man, completed his 300th marathon last July.
Lifting Mali
Fall 2010
Yeah Samaké beat the odds in Mali. Now he’s helping others do the same.
Working the Wiki
Fall 2010
The Last of the First
Fall 2010
Ray Beckham is the last living bishop of the very first BYU wards and stakes, which were organized in the 1950s.
Memory Storage
Fall 2010
BYU, Traditionally
Fall 2010
One Year, Slowly Cooked
Fall 2010
Nurturing BYU
Summer 2010
Volunteering Service
Summer 2010
True-Blue Gary Drew
Summer 2010
A Spectacular Experience
Summer 2010
For more than 40 years, Donald R. Marshall has valued the arts, managing the International Cinema at BYU.
Homecoming 2010: Dare to Discover
Summer 2010
Sound Science
Summer 2010
Making a Difference, One Baby at a Time
Spring 2010
Inspired by a parable, an alumna has rescued more than 100 Chinese orphans.
Help For Haiti
Spring 2010
A BYU alum and doctor shares his experiences as part of volunteer team that helped Haitian hurricane survivors.
Y Guy
Spring 2010
Reaching the Y for the first time was an unlikely feat for a convalescing Guy Larson. Now he’s made 1,500 trips.
A Life of Learning and Teaching
Spring 2010
In her 103 years, BYU alum Lorna Alder has witnessed the importance of obtaining an education.
Emeriti Alumni Honor Eight
Spring 2010
Eight individuals have been honored with emeriti awards by the BYU Emeriti Alumni Association.
Christmas Gifts of Work
Winter 2010
A family helps those in need by commissioning nativities, helping 90 artisans and raising over $66,000 for charity.
The Mighty Gifts of Beverley and Ramona
Winter 2010
A four-decade friendship has helped over 100 women get BYU educations.
Centaurs and Satyrs Help Pay the Bills
Fall 2009
Reach for the Summit at BYU Spectacular
Fall 2009
Forever Strong
Fall 2009
On a Salt Lake Valley rugby pitch, Larry Gelwix has molded generations of championship boys.
All Things Bright and Beautiful
Summer 2009
Karen Ashton helped create Thanksgiving Point and the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and has given generously to BYU.
A World of Play for Zachary
Summer 2009
Brimhall Essay Contest to Highlight Roberts
Summer 2009
Reach for the Summit
Summer 2009
Homecoming 2009 honors Timpanogos Roberts, the tradition's founder and a physical education revolutionary.
Both Cougars and Utes Win Food Fight
Spring 2009
Catering to Young Alums
Spring 2009
Restoring the Face of History
Spring 2009
A surgeon-artist honors the Mormon Battalion with a monumental project.
Honored Emeriti
Spring 2009
Will It Blend?
Spring 2009
Testing the durability of a blender, Tom Dickinson has blended some truly odd things.
Flirting with Success
Winter 2009
Historic Travel—On the Fun Bus
Winter 2009
Meet the President
Winter 2009
Eastern Ethics
Fall 2008
A Journey Through Art and Song
Fall 2008
The Buzz on Land Mines
Fall 2008
No Eggs, Flour, or Milk–But It’s Still Banana Bread
Summer 2008
“I’d Like to Thank the Academy”
Summer 2008
BYU to Honor Seven at Homecoming
Summer 2008
Essay Contest to Highlight Rex Lee
Summer 2008
Remembering Rex
Summer 2008
Going the Distance
Summer 2008
The Guru of Green
Summer 2008
Gardening expert Larry Sagers cultivates green thumbs. 
BYU’s First Supreme Court Law Clerk
Summer 2008
Fast-Moving Freeze
Spring 2008
Amy Freeze was destined to have a career in weather from the moment she was named.
Big Losses, Big Returns
Spring 2008
Mind Your Manners
Spring 2008
Emeriti Association Honors Eight
Spring 2008
Helping Companies Get It Right
Winter 2008
And Baby Makes – Nine
Winter 2008
At birth Jayson and Rachelle Wilkinson's quintuplets weighed more than 21 pounds together.
A Win-Win Rivalry
Winter 2008
To Alma Matter With Sons and Daughters
Winter 2008
A Journey Through History
Winter 2008
Tunes and Tours at the Hinckley Center
Winter 2008
Having a Ball
Winter 2008
Bringing the World to Our Campus
Winter 2008
Filling the Choir Seats
Fall 2007
BYU alumni gently raise sacred strains in the world’s most famous choir.
Provo Boy Meets Hollywood Girl
Summer 2007
Tasty Talent Takes Alum Around the World
Summer 2007
BYU Honors Six at Homecoming
Summer 2007
An Enduring Legacy
Summer 2007
Singing Through Life
Spring 2007
The Art of Family
Spring 2007
The artist James Christensen works alone. For his daughters, the same goal demands a different approach.
Once a Cougar, Always a Cougar
Winter 2007
"Posmo, you aren't going to eat me, are you?"
A Tribute Takes Shape
Winter 2007
50 Years of Nursing
Winter 2007
A Fling for Dancing Folk
Fall 2006
After 50 years of sharing heritage, BYU folk dancers have created a legacy of their own.
Cultivating the Spirit of the Y
Fall 2006
Crowning Achievements
Fall 2006
Alive with the Sound of Music
Fall 2006
Ad Champs Ride on to Success
Summer 2006
A “Can Do” Leader
Summer 2006
Anyone who says “it can’t be done” probably hasn’t worked with J. Craig McIlroy (BA ’78).
10 Emeriti Honored
Summer 2006
BYU’s Emeriti Alumni Association gave 10 emeriti awards to former professors and alumni of at least 40 years.
A Lighter of Lamps
Summer 2006
A Welcoming Campus Home
Spring 2006
The new Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center will provide an inviting front door to BYU’s campus.
The Alumni Association’s Starter Home
Spring 2006
A Building to Connect the BYU Family
Spring 2006
You Live in Cougar Town
Winter 2006
Comedy Is Still Divine
Winter 2006
Alumni use humor and animation to teach values.
American History Added to Alumni Tour Itinerary
Winter 2006
Rise and Shout, the Parents Are Out
Winter 2006
Called to Serve
Winter 2006
“Smart” Site Serves Prospective Students
Fall 2004
Joseph Smith’s Educational Vision
Summer 2005
Cool Chemistry
Spring 2005
Winning in a Losing World
Spring 2005
Gleeful in a Grim Business
Spring 2005
Rural Prescription
Winter 2005
Parents Seek a Weekend with the Kids
Winter 2005
A Tale of 1,100 Scholars
Winter 2005
Recipients of the Hinckley Scholarship gather to honor the man for whom the scholarship was named.
Final Jeopardy
Winter 2005
Tales and Textures of Antiquity
Fall 2004
In a new exhibition at BYU's Museum of Art, visitors catch a glimpse of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
Alumni Association Gives 11 Colleges Signature Mentorships
Fall 2004
Signs of Service
Summer 2004
BGS: Second Chances
Summer 2004
Repaying a Debt of Gratitude
Summer 2004
A defining experience with President Holland taught Carr C. Krueger valuable lessons and ultimately led him back to BYU.
A Wave of Influence
Summer 2004
Fabled Art
Spring 2004
This alumna shows off her work in the arts.
Artistic Gifts
Spring 2004
Replenishment Grants Fulfill Dreams
Winter 2004
Writing History
Fall 2003
Miracles for Children
Fall 2003
Mick Shannon, founder of the Children's Miracle Network, raises millions of dollars for children's hospitals.
Energetic Tours
Fall 2003
Homecoming ’03 Won’t Let You Stand Still
Summer 2003
Moving The University Onward
Summer 2003
Recognizing that BYU never stands still, a post-war president brought fresh ideas, spiritual strength, and big plans.
Communicating Vision
Spring 2003
Managing Church public affairs during the Hinckley years is a challenge Bruce Olsen wouldn't have missed.
Blue-Light Shopping
Spring 2003
Once a student employee of the BYU Bookstore, Roger Reynolds now operates one of the largest collegiate bookstores.
Representing Students
Spring 2003
On-Campus Parenting
Winter 2003
Funding Micro-Miracles
Winter 2003
Sending Parents Back to School
Fall 2002
Homecoming Honors
Fall 2002
Seven people will be honored during Homecoming 2002 with university awards for their extensive devotion and service.
The Trek Back To Nauvoo
Fall 2002
Participants in the alumni Church history tour joined some 330,000 people in visiting the Nauvoo Temple open house.
“All in the Family” at Parents’ Weekend
Summer 2002
Parents will converge on BYU campus to participate in the third annual Parents' Weekend.
Chapters Sponsor Back-to-School Nights
Summer 2002
Parents, students, and alumni get together on back-to-school night.
Going Global
Summer 2002
Building Alumni Affinity
Summer 2002
The new president of the Alumni Association was drawn to BYU.
Brimhall Essay contest Open to BYU Students
Summer 2002
Homecoming 2002: Alive in You
Summer 2002
Relentless Innovator
Summer 2002
BYU President Benjamin Cluff Jr. strove to improve education for all.
Taking It to the Big Screen
Spring 2002
This alum worked in Hollywood for 6 years before beginning a more-than-10-year odyssey with the release of his own film.
Unifying the Classes
Winter 2002
Dancing Across the Sea
Fall 2001
BYU to Honor Six with Alumni Awards
Fall 2001
Shades of Yesterday
Fall 2001
A Familiar Voice
Summer 2001
Seven Honored With BYU Emeritus Awards
Summer 2001
Seven BYU graduates have made significant differences in their communities, states, and beyond.
From Ethics to Emeriti
Summer 2001
Quinn Mckay, BYU's new Emeritus Association president, doesn't go for easy answers.
Teaching Accounting for Love
Spring 2001
Utah Valley Gains 17,000 Holiday Pounds
Spring 2001
Chapters Serve Church, Students
Spring 2001
The meaning of Alumni Association chapters goes much deeper than connecting alumni with the university.
Parents’ Program Introduced
Spring 2001
A Prize for the Drive
Winter 2001
BYU's Student Alumni Network took first prize for an outstanding program in Toronto, Canada.
Family Proclamation Inspires University Conference
Winter 2001
Young Alumni Learn Financial Freedom Strategies
Winter 2001
Behind the Scenes of Caps and Gowns
Winter 2001
Homecoming 2000: A Sterling Celebration
Fall 2000
Jesse Knight: Sterling Benefactor Honored for Founders Day
Fall 2000
Housewife and FBI Informant: Living a Dual Life
Summer 2000
Escape To Reality
Winter 2000
Linda Jones Gibbs provides art for the MOA to accompany BYU's Maynard Dixon exhibition.
Janie Thompson to Headline at Homecoming ’99
Fall 1999
Wilberg Transposed to Tabernacle Choir
Summer 1999
Mack J. Wilberg's journey to become the associate director of the world-acclaimed Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Diane Hulme Peterson, Alumni Association President
Summer 1999
After graduation Diana Peterson thought her BYU phase was over. Now she's the new Alumni Association president.
Allred Trades Army Green for BYU Blue
Spring 1999
After a career with the military Joseph L. "Ren" Allred returns to BYU.
Homecoming ’98 to Arrive “On the Wheels of a Dream”
Fall 1998
Make way for the BYU celebrations of Homecoming 1998.
Franklin S. Harris
Fall 1998
Alumni President Devoted to BYU, Service
Summer 1998
As Alumni Association president, Gilbert promotes his alma mater and seeks to help alumni.
Modern Technology Gives New Life to Ancient Treasures
Summer 1998
BYU Professors examine art treasures on the walls of ancient ruins using modern imaging technology.
Director Brings Involvement Philosophy to Chapter Expansion
Winter 1998
BYU Professor and Shakespeare Triumph in March Tale
Spring 1997
Living Left of Reality
Fall 1996
Fantasy artist James Christensen lives in a land just a little left of reality.
Chemistry Student Testifies Before Senate Committee
Fall 1996
A 21-year-old BYU chemistry major went before the senate committee to promote increased funding for scientific research.
New Technology Creates Domes from Thin Air
Spring 1996
Professor Wilson developed a new technology to create dome structures for buildings like churches and football stadiums.