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For their outstanding contributions as educators, Jack and Mary are recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by Jack Melhorn of Emporia, Kansas.

Jack Melhorn was a college professor for forty-four years.  He was the McPerson College President for seven years and a Laverne College Professor for eighteen years.  Jack then moved to Emporia, Kansas, where he became a professor at Emporia State University.  He taught Sociology from 1972-19991.  

Mary Melhorn was an elementary teacher for twenty-six years.  She was a first grade teacher in California for nine years.  Mary then became a Chapter I Reading teacher in Osage City, Kansas, for three years until she moved to Emporia, Kansas.  In Emporia, Mary started out as a first grade teacher where she stayed for four years.  Mary then became a kinde4rgarten teacher at USD253. She taught there from 1980-1994.

Jack and Mary Melhorn taught in a variety of educational settings and dedicated many years of care and support to countless students.