Truman Receives Gift Valued at $92,000


Travis W. Freeman

ruman State University has received a gift of personal property valued at $92,000.
Travis W. Freeman of Brashear, Mo., has gifted a residence at Spring Lake to the Truman State University Foundation. The Foundation will sell the home and apply proceeds from the sale toward the University’s first-ever campaign.

“We are very pleased that Travis Freeman has selected Truman State University as a recipient of his philanthropy,” said Truman State University President Barbara Dixon. “This significant gift will provide resources to support students and maintain high quality academic programs.”

Freeman moved to the area in 2006 to be closer to family following the death of his wife, Lucia. His daughter, Teri, and son-in-law Ken Crandall, a 1975 Truman graduate, reside in Brashear.

He started Freeman Builders Supply in 1954 and operated the specialty steel fabrication business in Tulsa, Okla., for many years.

Freeman has a lengthy record of service to civic and community organizations, including district governor and chapter president of Rotary International. He has served Rotary clubs in Tulsa, Santa Fe, N.M., and Kirksville.

In addition, Freeman has served on the Tulsa Zoo Board, Tulsa Utility Board, Oklahoma Transportation Commission, Tulsa Chamber of Commerce and the Tulsa River Parks Authority.

He received a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of Illinois and completed additional coursework at the University of Oklahoma.
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