Prince Frederick, MD – Calvert Hospice is proud to announce that our Executive Director, Jean Fleming, Ed.D., RN, was one of six inductees into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame on March 11, 2020 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA. The Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to honor individuals worldwide who have made distinguished contributions to the field of adult and continuing education and to serve as a record and inspiration for the next generation of continuing education leaders. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Hall of Fame.
During her more than 40-year career in adult education, Fleming was instrumental in developing the national leadership role of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE). Since 1981, she worked with AAACE to help strengthen its visibility and contributions of the field, stabilizing the AAACE annual conference, reinforcing connections with other professional associations, and bringing newcomers from diverse disciplines into the field. As Chair of the 2007 conference, she helped increase the association’s ability to support adult and continuing educators and received the President’s Appreciation Award. As 2014 conference chair and 2015 AAACE President, Fleming helped position AAACE leadership for meeting the needs of adult and continuing education professionals in a rapidly changing global environment.
Fleming developed a second career in health care, becoming a registered nurse in 2013 and serving on the Board of Governors of Asbury-Solomons, as a patient advocate at CalvertHealth Medical Center, and as a board member for Calvert Hospice. She was named Executive Director for Calvert Hospice in 2016 and, true to her career as an adult educator, worked to develop a community education program, this time focused on hospice services, palliative care, and essential topics related to aging.
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