Author: Erica Martin
(excerpt from Florida State University Panama City)
FSU Panama City has announced the largest gift in campus history, a $3 million planned gift from Bob and Judy Fleming.
Bob Fleming has named FSU Panama City as a benefactor in his estate to establish the Robert H. and Jacqueline K. Fleming Endowed Scholarship Fund. Jacqueline Fleming, Bob’s late wife, was a teacher who valued education.
“Education makes all the difference in the world,” said Bob Fleming, who earned his bachelor’s degree in textiles from NC State University. He credited his college education with a successful career that spanned from apprentice to salesman to business owner. He also was integral in developing fabrics better equipped for athletic uniforms for well-known athletic companies, such as Champion, Wilson and Russell.