Alphabetical Alumni

Christensen, Sandra L.
1160 North 730 East
Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 US

Sandra and George Wilkes
  • Home: 801-796-9335

Class of 1971. Class of 1971. Sandra Christensen. Reporter for Brigadier student newspaper in 1967-68. ~ ~ ~ ~ Sandra Christensen Wilkes. BS Marriage, Family and Human Development, BYU; Masters in Social Work, BYU. Sandra married George Wilkes in 1973. They have five children, 13 grandchildren. Sandra's occupation: Clinical Therapist. President of Alumni Association, School of Social Work, BYU. Former member of Confetti Performance Group. Alternate email: @2011

Christensen, Sheldon

Christensen, Sheldon

Sheldon Christensen

Classes of 1922 and 1923. Class of 1922. Sheldon Christensen. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1923. Sheldon Christensen. Source: 1923 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. He is listed as a senior in both years. [Need his middle initial or other information.] [TM]

Christensen, Sherrie
2348 Horseshoe Ct
Santa Rosa, California 95405-8134 US

Sherrie and Richard Wiseman
  • Work: (707) 525-8191

Class of 1965 ~ Honorary. Sherrie Christensen. She left BYH early, married Richard A. Wiseman, DDS, and they live in Santa Rosa, California. @2005

Christensen, Sylvia R.
425 West 1750 North
Lehi, Utah 84043-1007 US

Sylvia and Roger Hatch
  • Home: 801-768-8677

Class of 1965. Sylvia Christensen. Spanish Club, Pep Club, High Steppers, Science Club, Delegate to Youth Business Conference. Parents: Theodore J. W. Christensen and Rae M. Anderson. Sylvia married Roger Hatch in April 1971. Parents of Julie Ann Hatch Carter and Jared Carter, Lehi, Utah; Nathan Hatch and Amy B. Hatch, Ogden, Utah; Michael T. Hatch, Lehi, Utah; Samuel B. Hatch, Lehi, Utah; Andrew R. and Amelia S. Hatch, Lehi, Utah; Bonnie R. Hatch Jones and Levi Jones, SLC, Utah; Amy E. Hatch, Lehi, Utah; Mollie C. Hatch, Lehi, Utah. Six grand children. Sylvia is now a stay-at-home Mom. Four children served missions, four got married, and they have four more to get married. Roger retired and is working again at the Central Utah Water Conservancy District during the last our years. They have grandkids visiting from Texas since their Dad in in Iraq. Memories: Sylvia came to BYH in the 10th grade. It was a busy year. We took state in basketball that year. I enjoyed the school plays and sports activities. Miss Berry was a great friend and I learned to love books while working in the library. Mrs. Caine was a great teacher. I got to go to the Junior Prom. I worked really hard my senior year and made the honor roll the last three terms. @2010

Christensen, Verna

Christensen, Verna
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Verna and Leith Seely

Class of 1947. Verna Christensen. Verna Beth Christensen was born on January 30, 1928 in Clear Creek, Utah. Her parents were Lewis Glen Christensen and Vernie M. Rasmussen Christensen. She married Leith M. Seely. She died on January 26, 2002. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Verna Beth Seely, 73, passed away Jan 26, 2002, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born on January 30, 1928, in Clear Creek, Utah to Lewis Glen and Vernie Rasmussen Christensen. She married Leith M. Seely, April 1, 1950 in the Logan LDS Temple. Survived by two daughters, Barbara Ann Sorge, JoAnne Allison Lopez; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jean, Ann; and brother, Glen. Services were held on Thursday, January 31, 2002, East Millcreek 15th Ward chapel in Salt Lake City. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery. [Deseret News, Monday, January 28, 2002.] ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: Leith M. Seely passed away May 14, 2005 in Salt Lake City. Born October 9, 1919 in Castle Dale, Utah, he was the son of Levi Earl Seely and Willmertha Moore Seely. Leith married Verna Beth Christensen on April 1, 1950 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She preceded him in death on January 26, 2002. Leith was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in many capacities. He and Verna served a building mission for the church in Cambridge, England. He was a veteran for the U.S. Air Force having served honorably during World War II. Survivors include: daughters, Barbara Seely and JoAnn Lopez; grandchildren, Erinn (Shannon) Sorge, Jason Sorge, Jeffon Seely, Alyse (Denver) Dillon, and Justina Lopez; great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Mia, and Jaimon Sorge, Genesis Dillon; brother, Elvin (Edna) Seely. Also preceded in death by brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 19, 2005, at the East Millcreek 15th Ward in Salt Lake City. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens. [Deseret News, Tuesday, May 17, 2005.]

Christensen, Virginia

Christensen, Virginia
Provo, Utah US

Virginia and Daniel Keeler

Classes of 1919 and 1920. Virginia Christensen. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1919. Source: 1919 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 61-74. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1920. Virginia Christensen. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1920. Source 1: 1920 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, page 65-85. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1920. Virginia Christensen [Keeler]. She received a High School Diploma in 1920. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 208. ~ ~ ~ ~ Virginia Christensen was born on September 6, 1901 in Manti, Utah. Her parents were Albert Christen H. Christensen and Ellen Virginia (Jennie) Snow Christensen. She married Daniel Mandeville Keeler on January 3, 1923 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Virginia Christensen Keeler died on May 14, 1970 in Provo, Utah. Her interment, Provo, Utah.

Christensen, Wendy
289 East 1000 North
Orem, Utah 84057-3368 US

Wendy and David Frahm
  • Work: (801) 221-0155

Class of 1976. Wendy Christensen. She married David Frahm. ~ ~ ~ ~ I attended school at the BYU Academy for three years, starting in 1964. I was there for first, second and third grades. I remember Miss Rasband was my first grade teacher -- it seems like she was about the same height as her students. For second grade I had Mrs. Searle. I loved her. One field trip that was fun, in her class, was going to the Wonder Bread Plant in Salt Lake City. We got to ride the train, take a tour and then they gave us a ruler to take home. Mrs. Allen taught me in third grade and I remember story time and a dance festival. One of the highlights at that school was the principal, Mr. Harward. He was such a good man. He would come into our classrooms sometimes and play the accordion. We really looked forward to that. I also remember having recess on the northeast side of the building. We played hopscotch, tag and jumped rope. It is exciting to drive by now and see the beautiful building and think of these memories. ~ ~ Wendy Christensen Frahm, Orem. [Provo Daily Herald, September 7, 2001.]

Christenson, Wendell Bartholomew, Sr.

Christenson, Wendell Bartholomew, Sr.
Provo, Utah US

Wendell & Ann/Arlene Christenson

Class of 1922. Wendell B. Christenson [not Christensen]. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Wendell Bartholomew Christenson was born on October 26, 1903 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. His parents were Andrew "B" Christenson [sometimes Christensen] and Sara Jane Bartholomew Christensen. He married twice: first, to Ann Francis Howells on June 26, 1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ann was born on July 20, 1903 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died on February 25, 1973 in San Mateo, California. Her interment, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Francisco County, California. Her parents were John Francis Howells and Annie Mathilda Hurley [or Herlihy] Howells. ~ ~ Wendell second married Arlene Hatch, daughter of William Arthur Hatch and Mary Ellen Ott Hatch. Wendell Christenson died on December 31, 1983 in Provo, Utah. His interment, Provo, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Wendell Bartholomew Christenson, Sr. (1903-1983): Brief autobiography. This sketch was written in several parts, before 1968. The originals are in possession of W. Bart. Christenson, Jr., Provo, Utah. "I was born October 26, 1903, in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. My mother, Sarah Bartholomew, was born in the same house, September 8, 1875, and descendants of the builder, John Bartholomew [her father], still occupy the place. Sarah Bartholomew married Andrew “B” Christenson in the Manti Temple, July 1, 1896, and they were blessed with eight children: Adelbert, Edythe, myself, Sheldon, Elsie, Luther, Lucile, and Margaret. Adelbert died at age eleven of diphtheria, and Elsie was drowned in the family fish pond when four years old. One of my earliest recollections was a trip to Europe at age six and a half. Father, who at that time was President of the LDS Academy, in Salt Lake City, took a leave of absence for study in England, France, and Germany, and took the whole family along. It was a wonderful experience. I started to school in Leipzig, Germany, and soon felt at home with the other German children. Father took great pains to take us to all the historic scenes, such as the art galleries, and gave us opportunity to meet some wonderful German couples and their families. When we returned to America, in 1911, we settled in Provo, Utah, where father was appointed as Head of the Language and Archeological Department in the Brigham Young University. Edythe and I were placed in the BYU Training School. I was baptized a member of the Church at Provo, June 21, 1912, by Willard F. Russell, and confirmed the same day by Reed Beck. From Provo, we soon moved to Rexburg, Idaho, where father had been called to be President of the Ricks Junior College. I received the priesthood in Rexburg, being ordained [a deacon] by L. Tom Perry, November 26, 1916. I also, along with other members of our family, received a patriarchal blessing in which many wonderful things were promised. This has been a great source of encouragement and guidance all my life, and the fulfillment of many of the promises has strengthened my testimony. From Idaho, we moved to LaVerkin, Utah — “Dixie Country” -- as it was called — where we spent some eventful years developing a hot springs resort and trying to start an irrigation project to water several thousand acres of what could have been wonderfully productive land. It failed at that time, but was just recently approved by the United States Government after a wait of about fifty years. From Dixie, we moved to Hinckley, Utah, where father answered a call from the Church to organize the Millard Academy into a junior college. It was about this time that the Church decided to abandon the Church School System [academies], with the exception of BYU, LDS College, and Weber College, and father left the teaching profession [after twenty three years in church education] for [fulltime] ranching and business [pursuits]. He acquired the Starr Ranch [between Santaquin and Nephi, Utah] with his brother, Albert, and his brother-in-law, Otis Ercanbrach, and later [also] bought a cattle ranch near Duchesne, Utah. I graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1922. My days as a ranch hand and farmer lasted until the farm depression of 1923, when financial reverses caused the loss of the ranches. The family then moved to Salt Lake City, where father went into business promoting his various mining and metals interests, and we, the older children got jobs. I spent several years in mining, first in Farmington, Utah, and later in California. It was while living in Salt Lake City and going to school at the University of Utah that I first met Ann Howells, a popular member of our ward’s younger set. We were in a Mutual play together, and our friendship blossomed into love. I was called on a mission to Germany in 1925, and after my farewell party in the ward, I sat on the porch with Ann while the [ward house] almost burned down. A thief had broken into the chapel hoping to find money donated for my mission expenses, and had dropped a match which started the blaze. We corresponded while I was in Germany, and shortly after I returned we became engaged and were married about a year later (June 26, 1929) in the Salt Lake Temple. My mission to Germany was a wonderful experience. Because of my earlier trip to Germany, I learned the language rather easily and was blessed with some wonderful missionary companions. I labored first in Dresden, a beautiful city rich in tradition and culture. I met many faithful, warm, and friendly people and learned to love them like my own family. After a few months, I was sent to Breslau as the District President. It was here that I had a remarkable experience. The mission president had called a conference for the whole mission in Dresden — a distance of about three hundred and twelve miles. It was suggested that the elders from each district walk the whole distance and tract and preach the Gospel on the way. We were all excited at the prospect, but two weeks before the conference, it started to rain and rain and rain, without letup. All over Germany, the crops were being ruined and things were developing into a national emergency. The mission president sent word that we should give up the idea of walking unless things changed well in advance of the date. We all met together, prayed, and discussed the problem and decided that if the Lord wanted us to do His work, the way would be opened. We decided also that we would spend the previous day fasting and then meet on the day of departure for our final prayers and take our separate courses two by two. There were sixteen of us, making eight different groups. When the final morning arrived, it was raining hard and the skies were leaden. The papers predicted more rain. Undaunted, we met at the appointed place with our knap-sacks filled with Gospel tracts, heavy soles on our shoes, and prepared to depend on the hospitality of the German people during our three hundred mile walking tour. We sang a song together and had our prayer asking the Lord to clear the skies. A few words of encouragement were given to the group and we went down stairs and out into the street. The rain had stopped and blue sky appeared among the clouds. For two weeks, we walked under warm blue skies, and we were welcomed by farmers and villagers who had been thoroughly humbled by prospects of lost crops. As 160 foot-sore missionaries from all over Germany met in Dresden to commence a three-day conference and testimony meeting, the skies suddenly darkened and it started to rain again. I have never heard more wonderful testimonies than those told by these elders relating their experiences — some really miraculous. Meetings, lasting ten hours each day, passed without notice. We wondered where the time went. When I returned home, our family was having financial problems. Sheldon had been called to Germany on a mission a year after I left, and I had the privilege of being his first district president. Finances for both of us had been mostly earned by mother from sewing burial clothes in partnership with another member of the ward. Her sacrifices and labor will always be remembered with gratitude and love. I returned home in March 1928, and left shortly after for Los Angeles to help father with his mining projects. These were not successful, and in June 1929 I returned to Salt Lake City to marry Ann. [Following our wedding, we moved] to Los Angeles where we began keeping house in a small apartment, on Portland Street. I was unable to support a wife working for father and soon set out on my own. I got a job selling Christmas cards until the holidays ended, [and] then tried selling real estate. I did fairly well, but was unhappy with the people for whom I worked. [I] was finally able to get a job with the Standard Oil Company at their El Segundo plant as a fireman. [In 1930] I began to sell cooking utensils for the Century Metal Craft Corporation. I became district manager of Los Angeles and Southern California and continued until 1942. After the war started [World War II], I went to work for the Occidental Life Insurance Company, in Los Angeles, and moved to San Francisco, in 1945 [1944], as assistant manager of the San Francisco branch office. I became branch manager of the company [in San Francisco] in 1947, remaining in that position until 1957, at which time I left to start my own insurance agency with Beneficial Standard Life Insurance Company. In 1958, I added mutual funds to our insurance business, and as our business grew, I became regional manager for Financial Industrial Fund of Denver, Colorado, and continued my insurance business as part of our estate planning service. In 1966, I changed our name to Estate Programs Associates, with our own dealership and an expanded insurance service. In recent months [1967], we have effected a merger with Equity Funding Corporation of America in which I am selling my business for stock in the corporation, and I will continue to run the business as division manager of the San Francisco office. At present [1967], I am a member of the San Mateo Stake High Council, in charge of the 458th Quorum of Seventies and the stake mission program. I also serve as Stake Educational Advisor and Coordinator of the San Mateo and San Francisco Stake seminaries. Previous to this, I taught seminary for 6 years in the San Mateo and Burlingame Wards. The Lord has given me many wonderful blessings: good health, a good wife and companion, four wonderful children (Wendell B., Jr., Andrew, and my daughters Suzanne and Diane), and we now have five lovely grandchildren [Jody, Jeffrey, Jonathan, and Jennifer Christenson, and John Tannyhill] and hope for many more. I was blessed with loving parents and brothers and sisters who have been a joy to know. All are faithful members of the Church, and all have accomplished wonderful things. The Gospel has been the center of our lives and has brought us peace and comfort through all our days. In times of trial, our burdens were made light, and through the Spirit, we have received guidance and help and answer to our prayers. I often think of how much we owe to our great-grandparents, who gave up all they had to join the Church and come to Zion. How wonderfully their decisions affected our lives and destinies and brought boundless blessings to us, their posterity!

Capsule Summary of the life of WBC, Sr. (as recorded in his own handwriting):
--Born: October 26, 1903, Fayette, [Sanpete], Utah. My mother, Sarah Jane Bartholomew was born in the same house, September 8, 1875.
--Parents: Andrew “B” and Sarah [Jane] Bartholomew Christenson.
--Baptized: June 21, 1912 in Provo, [Utah], Utah, by Willard F. Russell.
--Confirmed: The same day following the baptism, by Reed Beck.
--Education: BY High School [Provo, Utah], and Hinckley High School [Hinckley, Utah]; BYU [Provo, Utah], freshman year. University of Utah [Salt Lake City, Utah], sophomore year. [I] did not complete college.
--Priesthood Ordinations:
*Deacon: November 26, 1916, [Rexburg, Idaho], by L.T. Perry.
*Teacher: April 24, 1919, [Hinckley, Utah], by Nephi R. Stewart.
*Elder: May 3, 1925, Salt Lake City. [Salt Lake], Utah, by W. Keddington.
*High Priest: October 28, 1934, Santa Monica [Los Angeles, California], by Alonzo A. Hinckley.
--Marriage: June 26, 1929, to Ann [Francis] Howells, in the Salt Lake Temple, [by Joseph Fielding Smith.] Church Callings:
*Missionary: July 3, 1925 to January 31, 1928, German Austrian Mission.
*Bishop: October 28, 1934, Santa Monica Ward, [Santa Monica, California], set Apart by Alonzo A. Hinckley.
*Stake President: April 30, 1950, Palo Alto Stake [Palo Alto, California], set apart by Stephen L. Richards. [I had previously served in the Palo Alto Stake Presidency, first] as second counselor to President Claude B. Petersen, [and then] as first counselor to President Henry Jorgensen.

--Prior to 1923: [I was] raised on the farm and as a rancher until 1923.
--1924: Experience as a mine worker [Farmington Canyon, Utah].
--1928-1929: [Mining experience, working in California after mission to Germany.]
--1929-1930: [Odd jobs in Southern California: selling Christmas cards; real estate sales; fireman at Standard Oil Company, El Segundo plant.]
--1930-1942: Cooking utensil sales, Century Metal Craft Corporation. [Southern California Regional Sales Manager.]
--1942-1957: Occidental Life Insurance Company:
*1945 [1944]-1947: Assistant Manager, San Francisco Branch Office.
*1947-1957: Manager, San Francisco Branch Office
--1957-1968: [Self employed, with own agency, as life insurance broker/mutual fund distributor/estate planner; Vice President, Equity Funding Corporation of America.] More.

Christiansen, Carol
1091 West 100 South
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221 US

Carol Ostergar
  • Work: (208) 384-5456

Class of 1978. Carol Christiansen. BYU-Idaho General Health Science 1981. She married ______ Ostergar.

Christiansen, David

David Christiansen

Class of 1971. David Christiansen.

Christiansen, Diane

Diane Christiansen

Class of 1961 ~ Honorary.

Christiansen, Elray L.
578 South Main Street
Kaysville, Utah 84037 US

Elray Christiansen
  • Work: (801) 544-2956

Class of 1974. Elray Christiansen. USU BS 1985. BYU TC Journalism Education 1986. Elray's brother, Steve Christiansen, is BYH Class of 1973.

Christiansen, James William

Christiansen, James William

James Christiansen

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1934. James William Christiansen. He received a BS Degree in English in 1934. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 2.

Christiansen, Judith
6219 Evangeline Drive
San Jose, California 95123

Judy Hill
  • Work: (408) 629-8493

Class of 1960 ~ Honorary. President, BYJrH, participated in Junior High Music. Attended in 1957. BYU BA History 1967. Married _____ Hill.

Christiansen, Norman Lee

Christiansen, Norman Lee
Provo, Utah US

Norman Christiansen

Class of 1949. Norman L. Christiansen. Member of the 1949 State Championship Basketball team. Also Baseball, Football, Track, Lettermen, Chorus, Band. He graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Norman Lee Christiansen, 61, of Provo, died March 24, 1993 at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. He was born November 6, 1931 in Provo, Utah to Leland B. and Ruth Olpin Christiansen. He married Audrey Ann Dimick, August 12, 1957. They were later divorced. He was a member of the LDS Church living in the Provo 4th Ward. He attended schools in Provo including B.Y. High School and Brigham Young University, graduating from both. He was a businessman in the Provo area as a partner with his father in Chris Conoco and Car Wash. He was last employed at Maetex Oil Supply. He enjoyed, participated in, and excelled in all sports. He was an avid supporter of BYU sports. He was a Golden Cougar Club member. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Club and a member of the Riverside Country Club, both of which he enjoyed very much. During the Korean conflict he was a member of the special forces of the U.S. Air Force. He loved working on the construction of his cabin with his family. His friendship will be greatly missed. He was a loving, caring grandfather. He is survived by a son and two daughters, Tyler Christiansen (Lisa), South Jordan; Mrs. Wes (Page) Radford, Portland, Oregon; Kelly Olson, Port Townsend, Washington; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his Mother of Provo; a special friend, Audrey Ann Christiansen; two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Grant (Joyce) Petersen, Boise, Idaho; Judy Frampton, Salt Lake City; William Christiansen (Ann), Tallahassee, Florida. Memorial services were held Monday, March 29, 1993 in Provo. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. [Published in the Deseret News, Saturday, March 27, 1993.]

Christiansen, Ole (1912)

Christiansen, Ole (1912)

Ole Christiansen

Class of 1912. Ole Christiansen. He received a BYH Art & Manual Training Diploma in 1912. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 5, page 311.

Christiansen, Shirley Rae

Christiansen, Shirley Rae
Provo, Utah US

Shirley Christiansen-Greer

Class of 1947. Shirley Rae Christiansen. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Shirley Rae Christiansen Greer, lifelong resident of Provo died unexpectedly Saturday, December 10, 2011, of heart failure. Shirley was born April 22, 1929. She was the third daughter of Junius and Edith Christiansen. Shirley attended BY High School, graduating in 1947. She later graduated from BYU with a degree in elementary education. She taught in the Alpine School District for over thirty years. Shirley is survived by her four children: Gaylynn Evans (Mark), Ken R. Greer (Kathy), Ray C. Greer (Jane) and Gordon R. Greer (DaLyn). She is also survived by her fifteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters Meredith Stratton and Juna Washburn. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 East Center Street, Provo. Friends may call at the mortuary Wednesday afternoon one hour prior to services. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donating a book to your local elementary school in memory of Shirley. Memorial and condolences can be sent to: [Provo Daily Herald, Tuesday, December 13, 2011]

Christiansen, Soren

Christiansen, Soren

Soren Christiansen

BY Academy High School Class of 1884. Soren Christiansen received a certificate of proficiency in Bookkeeping. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 13, 1884.

Christiansen, Steve
PO Box 11019
Salt Lake City, Utah 84147 US

Steve Christiansen
  • Work: (801) 532-7840

Class of 1973. Steven J. Christiansen. BYU BA History 1979. BYU JD School of Law 1982. He married Katie Warner. His brother, ElRay Christiansen, is BYH Class of 1974. @2006

Christiansen, Tammy

Tammy Christiansen

Class of 1978. Tammy Christiansen.

Christiansen, William A.

Christiansen, William A.
6276 Blackfox Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32312-4504 US

Bill and Ann Christiansen
  • Work: 850-644-8202
  • Cell: 850-443-9355
  • Home: 850-668-7251

Class of 1968. Bill Christiansen. Served an LDS mission to South Korea 1969-1971. BYU BA Economics & Asian Studies 1974. BYU MS Economics 1976. University of Utah PHD Finance 1983. ~ ~ ~ ~ In 1972 he married Ann Tippetts, also BYH Class of 1968. They have four children: Nathan, Shawn, Brandon, Alissa. ~ ~ ~ ~ Dr. Bill Christiansen is employed at Florida State University, Finance Department, College of Business. He assumed Department Chairmanship in August 2005. He was awarded the Florida State University Distinguished Teacher Award in 2008. A Florida State University business professor recently selected to lead a new center that will promote research and service activities related to banking and finance has been named the recipient of FSU's 2007-2008 Distinguished Teacher Award. William A. Christiansen, who chairs the Department of Finance in the College of Business, received the award at the annual Faculty Teaching Awards Ceremony. "William Christiansen joins a long line of Florida State University faculty who have received our highest award for teaching excellence," said Anne Rowe, dean of the faculties at FSU. "We congratulate him today as we recognize this outstanding achievement." Nominations for the Distinguished Teacher Award are submitted by students who seek to honor professors who have made a great impact on them. Those nominations then are reviewed by a faculty committee, which makes the final selection. "With so many outstanding instructors at Florida State University, it is a real honor to receive this award," Christiansen said. "I place a very high value on teaching and working with my students at all levels. It is nice to be rewarded for something that I enjoy so much." Christiansen, who holds the title of Bank of America Professor, has been a member of the FSU faculty since 1983. His teaching and research interests include commercial bank management, pension funds, real estate finance, and bank runs and failures. As chairman of the finance department, Christiansen has overseen several major initiatives that have significantly improved the educational experience for the university's 1,000-plus finance majors. These include the establishment of the department's SunTrust Visiting Speaker Series, the reorganization of the department's Web site (, a restructuring of the Ph.D. program in finance, and the development of a new Master of Science in Finance program. (The master's program will start in summer 2009, while the restructured Ph.D. program will be implemented in fall 2009.) Also, earlier this year, the College of Business announced its receipt of a $2-million gift from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to establish the Gene Taylor/Bank of America Center for Banking and Financial Studies. Christiansen was named the director of the new center, which will be used to encourage excellence in education as well as fund research and service activities related to banking and finance. Dean Caryn L. Beck-Dudley of the College of Business praised Christiansen's selection for the Distinguished Teaching Award as "well deserved." "In the classroom, he displays a passionate attitude toward teaching and learning, and he has a genuine interest in motivating students to discover their own potential," Beck-Dudley said. "He has received the University Outstanding Teaching Award three times and the Outstanding MBA Program Professor Award six times during his tenure with the College of Business. This latest award is another example of his dedication in producing top graduates for our college." Christiansen will receive a $7,500 stipend along with the Distinguished Teacher Award. ~ ~ ~ ~ He was named the Director of the BB&T Institute for Free Enterprise and also the Director of the Gene Taylor-Bank of America Center for Banking and Financial Studies in 2008. @2009 ~ ~ ~ ~ William Christiansen, BYH '68, was awarded the Christopher J. Campbell Distinguished Alumni Award for 2012 for the Florida State University Graduate School of Business. @2012 ~ ~ ~ ~ NEWS ARTICLE: Christiansen honored with Christopher J. Campbell Distinguished Alumni Award. Written by Barbara Ash. For his ardent and longtime support of the Florida State University Master of Business Administration program, Dr. William Christiansen received the Christopher J. Campbell Distinguished Alumni Award at the spring Master’s Hooding Ceremony. Since 2006, the FSU College of Business MBA program has annually awarded an MBA alumnus or friend of the program who has distinguished himself or herself in service to universities, governments, private sector firms and/or nongovernmental organizations. The recipient is highly distinguished in his or her business profession or life’s work, has made significant community service contributions, exemplifies leadership and has high ethical standards. Since joining the college in 1983, Christiansen, chair of the Department of Finance, has spent numerous hours inside and outside of the classroom assisting MBA students. Recently, he presented talks on current economic issues at MBA recruitment and alumni receptions, which were hosted annually for several years by the MBA Early Career Board in Atlanta, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee and Tampa. Christiansen’s class, Economics and Business Conditions Analysis, has long been considered one of the best classes taught in the College of Business. He won the MBA Professor of the Year Award seven times and, in 2008, received the University Distinguished Teacher Award, the first time a faculty member in the college had won this prestigious award. Additionally, he was the first faculty member in the college to be awarded the University Guardian of the Flame Award, a recognition also granted by the student body. Christiansen’s interactions continue long after graduation through his various communications with MBA graduates who reside throughout the world. “Dr. Christiansen has been a real friend and advocate of our MBA program and our MBA students,” said Dr. Douglas Stevens, faculty MBA program director. “He brings his knowledge of economics and financial institutions into the classroom, and this is invaluable to our students. He has gone out of his way to ensure that when they graduate, our students are prepared on many levels to succeed as leaders in their fields. He exemplifies what this award is about.” “I have always enjoyed my interaction with our students,” Christiansen said. “It is enjoyable and rewarding to watch each student learn and grow. I also enjoy staying in touch with our graduates and monitoring their progress and success. I feel very fortunate to have taught many students at FSU, and I hope to teach many more in the future.” During his tenure at the college, Christiansen has overseen several major initiatives that have significantly improved the educational experience for the university’s finance majors. They include the establishment of the department's SunTrust Visiting Speaker Series and Conference, the creation of two new research centers, a restructuring of the Ph.D. program in finance, a student investment fund, a student trading room and the development of a new Master of Science in Finance program. When the college launched its “War paint for today’s business world” advertising campaign, his picture was profiled in various magazines and periodicals. This led to more than 1,000 contacts from MBA graduates, families, current students, faculty and other friends of FSU and Christiansen. Christiansen earned his B.A. in economics and Asian studies from Brigham Young University, his M.S. in economics and business, also at Brigham Young, and his Ph.D. in economics and finance from the University of Utah, with an emphasis on financial institutions and markets. His teaching and research interests include financial institutions, commercial bank management, pension funds, bank regulatory theory, information economics, real estate finance, macroeconomic theory and policy, bank runs and failures, comparative financial and economic systems, and Asian economic issues. The award was named after alumnus Christopher J. Campbell in recognition of his strong support of the MBA program, which included conducting mock interviews with every MBA student. Campbell earned an MBA from FSU in 1992, and is director for telecommunications for the State of Florida. @2012 ~ ~ He was one of six Florida State University faculty to be awarded the University Graduate School Teaching Award in 2014. @2015

Christmas, Millie

Christmas, Millie

Millie Christmas

Class of 1915. Millie Christmas. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1915. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 373.

Christopherson, Mark

Mark Christopherson

Centennial Class of 1976. Mark Christopherson. [Need more information.]

Clark, A. John

Clark, A. John
(See Clarke, A. John)

John Clark

Principal. See CLARKE, A. John.

Clark, Amasa Lyman

Clark, Amasa Lyman
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Amasa & Alice/Susie Clark

Class of 1885? Amasa Lyman Clark. Born June 6, 1865, in Farmington, Utah. His parents were Ezra Thompson Clark and Mary Stevenson Clark. He first married Alice Charlotte Steed on December 16, 1885 in Logan, Utah. They had three sons and a daughter. Alice died in 1895. Amasa second married Susan Jane (Susie) Duncan on March 31, 1897 in Salt Lake City, and she was the mother of four sons and one daughter. Amasa L. Clark died on May 25, 1868 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at 103 years of age. His interment, Farmington, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ His early schooling was in Farmington, Utah, in a one-room schoolhouse. He came to BYA in 1883 for two years. He then attended the University of Utah for one year. Banker, following in the footsteps of his father, Ezra T. Clark. Church leader, also Mayor of Farmington for two terms. Vice President of BYU Emeritus Club 1960-1968. [Brief profile in The Sons of Brigham by T. Earl Pardoe, 1969, pp. 29-31.]

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