This archived article was written by: Amanda Mair
Here we are at the end of the year, with the last article for the SUN Center. The center has had a good run of things, and hopefully many have been able to get to know some of the SUN Center leaders better.
The final week focuses on Brennen Woodward, SUN Center leader, and Jeanie Burton, an outstanding volunteer.
Woodward comes from tropical Price, Utah. He is majoring in business administration and plans to attend the University of Utah after he graduates from CEU. In addition to working with the SUN Center, he is a CEU student ambassador.
Woodward came to the Sun Center because he was seeking a way to be actively involved in service. He knew about the SUN Center from the grape vine, and popped in one day to see what he could do to be involved.
Woodward was brought into the SUN Center’s fold with welcoming arms, and we made him one of own. One of the criteria that Woodward appreciates about the SUN Center is the level of organization, and the ability that they have to reach out to the community. Community is a big part of life for Woodward, who got his start in service through scouts. What started off as something that was forced on him, turned into selfless service through his recent LDS mission.
It was a learning and growing time for Woodward where he learned the meaning of work and service. Since returning home, he has made it a point to serve. His philosophy on service is “the ones who wait will be last,” meaning that opportunities come and go, and those who wait will miss out.
When Woodward isn’t busy with school or his leadership positions, he enjoys music and anything outdoors. His favorite joke goes: what do you call a blonde who dies her hair? Artificial intelligence.
Burton comes to CEU from Talmage, Utah, way out over by Duchesne. Burton has been involved with the SUN Center through the Pro-Care Program the past two years. Burton is as committed as they come and has hardly missed a day since starting. In the past two years Burton has logged well over 500 hours with Pro Care, making her a valuable asset.
Burton became involved with Pro Care because she enjoys working with children, and thought it would be a good way to spend her free time. Working with the children has taught her a lot about life, and herself.
She wants to major in elementary education and Pro Care helped her see the up and down of working with children. She feels this is beneficial because she will be able to go into her future career with her eyes open.
In her free time, Burton enjoys horseback riding, putting puzzles together and reading. Also, she enjoys cooking and makes really yummy enchiladas. Burton is a star in all aspects of her life and the SUN Center is glad to have her on board with us, says Kathy Murray.