DAWN (FANT) FLEURIZARD
Dawn (Fant) Fleurizard is a graduate of the class of 1989. Originally from Queens, New York Dawn attended Lincoln University following in her aunt’s footsteps. She attended Lincoln University between 1985 and 1989 where she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry. During her matriculation at Lincoln University Dawn was active in student government eventually becoming senior class president. She took this role seriously as she has acted as a class representative for every reunion since graduation. Dawn was also a member of the concert choir and ACS (American Chemical Society). Upon graduating from Lincoln, she returned to her hometown of New York where she worked as a Community Health Educator. During this time, she volunteered with organizations such as Youth at Risk, she organized friends to tutor junior high school students in danger of failing their standardized test and she taught at the Science Skills Center. While she enjoyed her work, she missed the “hard” sciences and went off to Greensboro, North Carolina to get her Master of Science in Chemistry from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Dawn has been a financial member of the Greater Carolinas Chapter and the National Alumni Association since her return to North Carolina in 2012. As a member of the chapter, she has shown her dedication by driving an hour and a half to the monthly meetings and chapter events. She has been the membership chair for the chapter and supported membership drives for the National Alumni Association at events such as CIAA. She has been the College Fair Chair, 2nd Vice President and is currently the 1st Vice President. Outside of Lincoln alumni activities Dawn has been a member and held leadership positions in the local chapters of the American Association of University Women (Treasurer, College Liaison) and National Society of Black Engineers (President). Dawn has also served as PTA Vice President and President at her son’s High School. Under her tenure as president, she helped her son’s school win $25000.
Dawn is a proud mother and stepmother of four children. She has been an engineer in the semiconductor industry for over 20 years where she has been required to lead cross-functional teams both domestically and internationally. She believes her love for Lincoln combined with her work and volunteer skills makes her a strong candidate for the office of President for the National AALU.