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Longtime Lander Education Professor Loses Home in House Fire; Support Fund Established

September 12, 2016

On Saturday, Sept. 10, Lander education professor Rebecca Fernandez (known to many simply as “Fern”) and her husband Bobby lost their home in a devastating house fire.

Thankfully no one was injured in the fire. But along with their home, Fern and Bobby lost practically everything they own.

Details about the fire are covered in a Greenwood Index-Journal story here

It’s Fern’s Turn to be Surrounded by Love and Support
Within our community and far beyond, Fern is a stalwart of unwavering support for her students, colleagues and just about everyone she meets. Invariably, when someone is in need, Fern is the go-to person in making sure those needs are met.

Now it’s time for us to help Fern and Bobby.

A GoFundMe account has been established to help the Fernandez family rebuild, buy clothing and other household items.

Lander education students have established a separate GoFundMe account as they rally around their professor.

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Lander education professor Rebecca Fernandez (known to many simply as “Fern”) and her husband Bobby lost their home in a devastating house fire.