Carol Fleming ’90, ’91 receives Dorothy Dreyer Award

Carol Fleming ’90, ’91 was named the 2018 recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Dorothy Dreyer Award for Volunteerism.

Fleming was formally recognized at the ASHA Awards Ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday Nov. 16. During the ceremony, she was presented with a hand-blown glass bowl and a certificate acknowledging her volunteer service and the model she serves for others.

The Dorothy Dreyer Award for Volunteerism may be given annually to one individual who has made significant and outstanding volunteer contributions to ASHA and serves as a model of volunteerism to others.

Carol Fleming ’90, ’91 meets with Daymond John, founder and president of FUBU, during award ceremony.

This is the fifth award Fleming has received from ASHA. Her first award was in 2012 when she received Fellowship of the Association, the second highest honor the association can bestow on a professional. She has also been recognized with six awards for continuing education from ASHA.

Fleming has served in dozens of volunteer and leadership positions at local, state and national levels while working full time as a school-based clinician. Fleming twice served as president of the Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, also serving as the president of the Council of State Association Presidents (CSAP) during her second term. In that role, she worked closely with ASHA to arrange training for state speech/hearing association leaders and played an integral role in bringing ASHA and CSAP together to plan and conduct annual trainings and meetings. She is also ASHA’s State Education Advocacy Leader for Arkansas.

Fleming is a lifetime member of UCA Alumni Association.