How alumni use their BYU educations
to serve their communities, neighbors, and families.
With my journalism degree I’ve documented family history, read aloud thousands of children’s books, written articles in the newspaper to raise funds to restore a pioneer cemetery, and presented reading and writing workshops at schools and community events. Now I especially relish writing a story for each of my 21 grandchildren on their birthdays, starring them as the main character. Watching their delighted faces while I read their hot-off-the-press grandma story is a great way to pass on my love of reading and writing.
—Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard (AA ’76, BA ’87), Spanish Fork, Utah