Honoring 100 for the 100th: Diane Freeman

Image of Diane FreemanDiane was born in Oklahoma City and raised in Moore Oklahoma. She has a have a degree as a Licensed Computer Technician. Diane has worked for the University of Oklahoma for over 31 years. Prior to coming to Social Work, she worked in the Personnel Department for 10 years. In the Personnel Department, Diane conducted numerous seminars each year, to all active employees and retirees at OU. While working at OU, she has taken over 30 workshops and seminars.

Diane has worked at the School of Social Work for over 18 years. She really enjoys working with all the Professor’s and students. Diane processed all the payrolls and paid all the bills. She also processed all the scholarships, Practicum placements, graduations and all special events at the School. She worked with the Board of Visitors. Diane now works as the Continuing Education Specialist. The program hosts over 55 workshops a year. She plans, all the events prepares all the flyers. With this position, she gets to see all the previous graduates. What a joy, to see them.

Before coming to OU, Diane and her husband Richard had their own business. She worked in the Oil field and had their own trucking company. They drove over 1 million miles and visited over 36 states. Her favorite place is Colorado. Diane loves the history of the old mining camps and beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Diane and her husband Richard have been married for over 34 years. They both love to travel. They are planning to retire soon and purchase an RV. They will be traveling around the United States. They have been gold mining, opal mining, diamond mining and soon will be going ruby mining. It’s so much fun. Hopefully they will strike it rich….

3 comments (Add your own)

1. Charlotte Kendrick wrote:
Diane was a great help to me when I was a graduate student assistant. Appreciate you!

Wed, April 12, 2017 @ 3:12 PM

2. Susie Settles wrote:
Ms Freeman is simply the best!! She has been the spark plug that has kept the School going. When I first met her she was more than willing to do anything for the betterment of social workers and our professional careers. From her providing her energy and skills to promote coordination activities between the School and NASW to her tireless work in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City Bombing to her support in the early development of the Board of Visitors and the subsequent building of the new School, Diane has been in the midst of all that's been accomplished. I believed her work has been essential and she truly deserves this recognition.

Thu, August 24, 2017 @ 12:03 PM

3. sharon neuwald wrote:
I agree with Susie that Diane is the "get it done" person. She has always been supportive of what i needed and appreciate the diligence with everything she takes on. Congrats Diane

Thu, September 7, 2017 @ 11:34 AM

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