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From brains to beauty to business, Sharlene Hawkes has just about done it all. After winning the Miss America Pageant in 1985, Hawkes earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from BYU, and later, a master’s degree from the University of Utah. She began her professional career at ESPN where she worked for 16 years as an award-winning sportscaster until she realized she was tired of living her life from the sidelines. Sharlene’s decision to be a part of the action has led her to what she considers her happiest career yet—founder of Remember My Service, a digital scrapbook for military service members and their families. However, her road from Miss America to a successful entrepreneur wasn’t all smooth sailing. Sharlene shared her top 5 principles for success (which coincidentally all start with the letter P) with the Entrepreneur Leadership Series (ELS) class this last Wednesday March 25th.
Utah State University
Sportscaster, entrepreneur, Remember My Service
USU Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, "Sharlene Wells Hawkes: Miss America, Sportscaster, and Entrepreneur" (2015). Jon M. Huntsman School of Business News Collection. 246.