We are continuing to raise funding needed for a black granite monument to be erected just west of the one-room schoolhouse on the Emporia State University campus, Emporia, KS. Through the generosity of Pearson Education and Security Benefit Corporation, we have the down payment raised, and work will continue as the money is raised. We have a pledge from the City of Emporia. Dedication ceremonies are planned for on June 12, 2014 during induction week.
Thus far, 77 names, dating back to 1764, have been found, and research continues. If you have information about educators who were “killed in the line of duty,” please contact the Hall of Fame, so that those names can be included. Sadly, we added 2 more names in October after the deaths of Michael Landsberry and Colleen Ritzer.