For her outstanding contributions as a professor, Florence is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by Joseph Petro of Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Joseph Petro: I first met Dr. Fraumeni during my first year of teaching in 1967. At that time, I needed on more course in Language Arts in order to be certified. I returned to Boston College, and registered for the required course. It was an evening class, meaning that we, students and professor, all had a full day of teaching under our belts by the time we arrived for the class.
After all these years, 40 to be exact, I still can remember Dr. Fraumeni. My first impression was that this was not going to be a run of the mill class. The woman was full of life! Her first teachings were that we could make a difference for each and every child with whom we came into contact in the classroom. This is a principle I have never forgotten!
Her classes were full of life, practical experience, relevant research, and “how-to-do-it” knowledge. She interacted with each student in our class of 27, as if they were all in a one-on-one situation. She valued each student by taking time for each person in class.
Her depth of knowledge and expertise seemed to be endless. Yet, she was always humble and cared for her students. Her teachings and philosophy have stayed with me during my teaching career. I know that as a professional teacher Dr. Fraumeni has influenced many, many teachers. She did all this while carrying a full teaching load and being a dedicated mom!
I have not seen Dr. Fraumeni in many years, but we have kept in contact. From her letters, she continues to be an outstanding educator and person that has made this country great. I cannot express in words or adequately describe this great person and teacher.
It is an honor for me to recognize Dr. Fraumeni’s greatness in The National Teachers Hall of Fame. May every student have a teacher like this!