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H. Donald Winkler, American public relations executive. Recipient Gold Georgi award Writer's Foundation of America, 1993, numerous others; inducted into Virginia Commc. Hall Of Fame, 1995.


Winkler, H. Donald was born on November 25, 1932 in Cobden, Illinois, United States. Son of Hugh Stelle and Vesta Marguerite (Schimpf) Winkler.


AB, McKendree College, Lebanon, Illinois, 1954. Master of Science, Ohio University, 1956.


Executive administrator, National Conference of Methodist Youth, Nashville, 1955-1957; acting director communications, North Dakota State University, 1957-1959; director of information services, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1959-1966; director of public relations, George Washington University, 1966-1972; director of public affairs, California State University, Fresno, 1972-1978; executive administrator for public affairs, East-West Center, Honolulu, 1978-1982; associate vice president, Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia, 1982-1995; president, JMB Public Rels., Hilton Head Island, South Carolina., since 1995. Critic and panelist National Newspaper Publishing Workshop, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 1970, director District Public Rels. Workshop, 1971, judge National Publications Competition, 1968, 72, member of the board of advisors certification program, 1977-1980, member of national commission on institutional relations, 1977-1979, consultant and evaluator for public relations programs, 1987-1993.



Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.


All Christians need to be familiar with the Bible, that contains a wide variety of literature, including history, law, poetry, gospels, letters, polemic, stories and apocalyptic visions, and try to immerse themselves in it.


Consultant San Diego State University, Innisfree Village, Virginia, Tri-County Sheltered Workshop, Virginia, Industrial Development Commission, Virginia, Rapid Transit Systems, Virginia. Member National Press Club, Society Professional Journalists, Public Relations Society of America, Educational Press Association of America, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (Grand award 1991, Award of exellence 1991, 1992).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, tennis, writing.


Married Edna Azile Thomson, December 21, 1956. Children: Donald Thomson, James Randolph.

Hugh Stelle Winkler

Vesta Marguerite (Schimpf) Winkler

Edna Azile Thomson

James Randolph Winkler

Donald Thomson Winkler