Retirement is a singular event and quite personal, in nature. I would like to thank the DTH for this opportunity to speak from the heart, before I go. Within a few short weeks, I will leave a University I love so dearly. For over a decade, I have served as an Administrative Support Specialist in Finance and Operations. I am filled with bittersweet emotions, sharing a mindfulness akin to Graduates of the Class of 2018. We have listened, analyzed, researched, executed and confidently met our goals. The fabric that ties us together is the desire to embrace and willingness to serve.
While at Carolina, I have read of astonishing achievements in academics, research and athleticism. I have ridden this tsunami-like wave of pride, based upon YOUR contributions. I have also mourned the loss of Students, Faculty and Administrators. When one hurts, we all hurt! It IS the Carolina Way.
With immense love and gratitude, thank you for the many blessings received. To Campus, allow me to say, it has been “My Pleasure” and I have always been “Happy to Help”.
I am passionate for what lies ahead. For over a year, I have volunteered as a Pediatric Cuddler in the Newborn Critical Care Unit, in NC’s Children’s Hospital and will devote more time to this incredible program.
My name is Carol Ann Freedman and I AM A TAR HEEL~