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.