Cultivating a Future
December 1993

“Cultivating a Future,” Ensign, Dec. 1993, 56–57

Cultivating a Future

It took courage for Carolyn Shipley Jaussi, a member of the Providence Ninth Ward, Providence Utah South Stake, to begin college again after a 24-year absence. But after thirteen years of marriage Carolyn found herself in an entirely new situation—that of being a divorced mother of five. So she moved into student housing at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

Years earlier Carolyn had majored in music education, but after several discussions with her aunt, Carolyn decided to major in plant science with an emphasis in horticulture. At the completion of her schooling, Carolyn was named the “Utah State University Plant Science Student of the Year.” She was also recognized as one of the sixteen most exceptional horticultural students in the United States and Canada.

These honors led her to a job with the United States Department of Agriculture. “I always felt the support of the members of the Logan Twentieth Ward during those years,” says Carolyn, who held positions in Relief Society and Young Women and shared her musical abilities at ward and stake activities. “I’m grateful for the support of my family and friends.”—Joyce Wood, Logan, Utah