For his contributions as a school teacher, coach and principal, Daniel is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by his son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Arlene Dodge of Emporia, KS.

Daniel graduated from KSTC in 1940, receiving his first teaching assignment in Centerview, KS, near his hometown of Lincoln, KS.  During WWII, he enlisted in the Navy. After being discharged in 1946, he accepted a position as Principal at Vesper High School in Vesper, KS, as well as the basketball coach.