Autumn 2010: Campaign Chronicle

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The late Mary Louise and Neal Bond Fleming are being honored by a gift from their daughters.

Fleming Family Continues Support of Oxford College

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Former Oxford College Dean Bond Fleming was a philosophy professor who loved to teach and learn. He also was a passionate gardener, sharing with family and friends the vegetables he grew at his Oxford home.

Now his daughters have made a memorial gift to support the creation of an outdoor classroom not many yards from his garden. Becky Fleming Crosby 71C, Jane Fleming Keene 69G, and Mary Dell Fleming Palazzolo have pledged $75,000 and welcome donations to complete the funding. The gift will name the Neal Bond Fleming and Mary Louise Fleming Classroom near the Oxford Library and Academic Commons building.

“Obviously, we wanted to honor our parents’ memory. We also thought it was important that their devotion to Oxford College and their many years of service be recognized in a significant way. We are pleased this gift combines those two objectives,” Crosby says. “That it reminds us of Dad’s love of gardening and the outdoors makes it just that much more special.”

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