In Memoriam - Dr. Paulette Fleming

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In Memoriam - Dr. Paulette Fleming

Postby vsolorzano » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:57 am

In Memoriam – ‬
Dr. Paulette Fleming

‪With the passing of Dr. Paulette Fleming, the university lost a colleague, artist and friend. ‬‬‬

Dr. Paulette Spruill Fleming was a Professor of Art and Design at California State University, Fresno, where she taught courses in art education and crafts since 1988. Dr. Fleming was the first recipient of the J. Eugene Grigsby Award for meritorious service to art education by the Committee on Multicultural Affairs of the National Art Education Association. Dr. Fleming served as an art consultant and review panelist for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the past 18 years, helping to bring a balanced approach to program standards. Her publications and professional activities centered on issues of cultural pluralism and identity, and she was the recipient of numerous grants in the areas of curriculum development and instructional innovation. Dr. Fleming received the Service Award for the College of Arts and Humanities, an N.A.A.C.P. Image Award for Civic Engagement, the California Visual Art Educator of the Year Award for 2008, the Trailblazer Award for Outstanding Community Leadership from the African American Historical and Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley in 2011, and was recognized as one of Fresno’s Top Ten Professional Women of the Year for 2010. In 2013, Girl Scouts of Central California- South honored Dr. Fleming as one of three “Women Inspiring Girls”. Dr. Fleming is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Fresno State Partners-in-Art youth program, which was selected to be one of 25 university projects nationwide invited to present at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

We will cherish her memory and will miss her commitment to the university’s students and colleagues. The community will miss a great ambassador for the children and social justice. ‬

‪On behalf of the Department of Art and Design, we express our condolences to her entire family, her colleagues, and her friends throughout the region. ‬‬
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