Dr Flo Hudson has passed away.
She was a member of Delta Chapter and a past National President
Of Kappa Delta Epsilon.
A portion of her obituary read:
Dr. Frances Floreine Herron Hudson, at age 102, transitioned to her heavenly home on August 12, 2018. Born in Columbus, Georgia July 5, 1916 to the late William Francis and Laura Isabel Battley Herron, she spent most of her life in Georgia. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James Hood Hudson, her parents, her brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Virginia Herron, and her sister, Minnie Myrtle Herron.
Dr. Hudson received her BS in Mathematics from Georgia State College for Women and began her teaching career in Harris County and later in Muscogee County. During WW II, as men were leaving for military duty, she became a principal and earned her MS in Administration from Auburn University. With the support of her husband, Jim, she returned to Auburn for her Ed. D., where she was the first woman to receive a doctorate in Education from that institution. While there she met Dr. Jim Cherry, who offered a position in the DeKalb County School System. After six years with DeKalb, she became a professor in education at Georgia State University, from where she retired in 1977 as a Professor Emeritus.
Dr. Hudson has been listed in numerous “Who’s Who” publications for her outstanding career in the academic world. An annual award is made at GSU in the name of Floreine Hudson by Kappa Delta Epsilon for a woman student with the highest scholastic average in education. A scholarship in her name is given at Auburn University. During her tenure as a professor, she was the author of numerous publications and for many years served on an evaluation team in the DeKalb County Public Schools.