Dianne Friend

Dianne FriendOccupation: Retired Professional
1963 – Livingston High School, Livingston, Texas – Diploma
1967 – Baylor University, Waco, Texas – Bachelor of Science Degree
1973 – Baylor University, Waco, Texas – Master of Education Degree
Additional Studies:
Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
Texas Women’s University, Denton, Texas
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
Work Experience:
1967-1969 – Home Economist, Lone Star Gas Company
1969-1972 – Special Education Teacher, Waco ISD
1972-1984 – Administrator, Waco ISD
1992-1996 – University Supervisor and Undergraduate Faculty, Baylor University
1980-2004 – Owner/Operator, Olde Czech Corner Antiques, West, Texas
2007-2012 – Owner/Operator, Blessings Christian Gift Shop, West,Texas
Current Professional and/or Civic Associations:
McLennan County Historical Commission
West Chamber of Commerce (1st woman elected to Board of West
Chamber of Commerce)
1996 West Business Person of the Year
Former Member St. Mary’s School Board
St. Mary’s 50 Club
Former Board Member of West Hospital Authority
West Kiwanis Club
Baylor Bear Foundation
Chi Omega Alumni Association
St Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption, West, Texas (RCIA
Catechist, Lector, and Eucharistic Minister)
St. Anne’s Altar Society
Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court # 829
President-Elect, Austin Diocesan Council of Catholic Women