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Jacksonville, Alabama

Diane Price Named Associate Director of Financial Aid

Jamie M. Eubanks
JSU News Bureau

JACKSONVILLE -- January 26, 2001 -- For twenty years Diane Price dreamed of going back to school at Jacksonville State University. After realizing that goal, she landed a job at her alma mater and was recently promoted to associate director of financial aid.

"In 1990, I had to make a decision," recalls Price. "It was either go back to school or stay at the same job for the rest of my life."

She started by getting her GED and taking some night classes.

So in 1992 she received her B.S. degree in secondary education. She went on to achieve her master's, also in secondary education, in the summer of 1995.

All the while, Price worked as a student assistant in the print shop. "There they were looking for a young person to be standing in the door," comments Price. "And it was me, a middle-aged lady." She kept this job throughout undergraduate and graduate school.

Price did not find a job immediately after school, so she took a job as a counselor in the financial aid office at JSU. "It was for the best," quoted Price. "I love working with these students, and in a sense I am teaching them something. I am teaching students how to apply for financial aid."

She has reached her goal of helping young people, just through another avenue. This promotion allows her to do that to a greater extent.


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