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Lynn Clark Callister

Joy Cometh in the Morning

The Psalmist eloquently said, "Weeping may endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning" (Psalms 30:5). Reflecting on over six decades of mortality, the hand of the Lord is evident through challenges and opportunities, as blessings in disguise and daily miracles provide evidence that joy literally comes in the morning after the darkness of night.

Lynn Clark Callister is a professor in the Brigham Young University College of Nursing and a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She is in her 20th year of teaching at the university. She has conducted cross-cultural studies of women for two decades and was a Fulbright Scholar to the Russian Federation.

She has served as a ward Relief Society president four times and a stake Relief Society president twice. She and her husband Dick are the parents of eleven children and have 42 grandchildren. She has a passion for quilting and writing. She currently serves with her husband in the Missionary Training Center in the Russian Branch.

November - BYU Police Chief Larry Stott and Officer Michael Mock

Larry Stott
Michael Mock

Campus Security and What Was Learned from the Virginia Tech Shootings

December - Hawaiian Dancers

January - Tom and Susie Mullen

Looking to the Past, Present and Future: Our Journey to Success and Happiness

"As we learn from the past, look to the future and focus on the present, we are empowered to build successful lives, influence others and increase our internal peace. By consistently focusing on the things we can control, our internal peace and our influence with others will increase."

Tom and Susie, along with their family, recently returned from serving as mission president in the New York Utica Mission. As a young woman Susie was a professional entertainer and dance instructor. She was recruited to come to BYU to teach dance and perform with the BYU Ballroom Dance program. Shortly after arriving at BYU, Susie was baptized into the Church. Prior to leaving on their mission, she and her children ran a successful cotillion business where they taught dance and etiquette to children and youth. She recently completed her bachelors degree and will receive her diploma in April 2008. Tom currently serves as a Senior Associate Athletic Director and Director of Development for Athletics at Brigham Young University. Earlier in his career, Tom was involved in small business consulting and was a cofounder of Folio Corporation. He was invited by the LDS Church to join their LDS Philanthropies office. He still serves on the senior leadership team for LDS Philanthropies at BYU in addition to his work at Athletics.

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