Dr. Valeria Fleming has been teaching at Fayetteville State University since 1960. As of 2010, her 50 year anniversary, Dr. Fleming was the longest serving university employee. In her tenure at FSU she has held numerous positions advancing beyond the classroom to show her dedication to Fayetteville State. In her honor this scholarship as well as an annual Natural Sciences Professional Round-Up were established.
The Dr. Valeria Fleming Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student majoring in Biology.