Verda Mae Christensen

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Verda Mae Fuller Christensen' was born in Alberta Canada in March of 1922. In 1941 she graduated with honors from Brigham Young Univeristy with a bachelors degree in Theatre Arts. She then taught high school for several years and went on to become a writer, actress, and producer for KSL radio and Television. Fuller continued to learn throughout her life, continuing her formal education at the University of Utah, earning her masters in English and Creative Writing in 1972.

In September of 1949, Fuller married Robert Magleby Christensen. They are the parents of eight children. In 1987 she was named Utah mother of the year.

Fuller-Christensen spent 11 years as a member of the YWMIA General Board, and received the Distinguished Service Award from the BYU Alumnae Association in 1972. Throughout her lifetime, she has been a distinguished speaker, writer, actress and director. One of her BYU produced films, Worth of a Child received first place at from the National Corporation of Public Broadcasters.

Verda Mae was a pioneer in the BYU Broadcasting department, and her descendants have set up a scholarship, awarded to a Media Arts student each year, in her name. Contributions may be made to the scholarship at the following address:Brigham Young University Preforming Arts, Verda Mae Fuller Christensen Endowment Fund, P. O. box 27188, Provo, Utah 84602.

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