Emporia State alumni to be inducted into Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame

May 25, 2011

Two Emporia State University alumni are among nine educators who will be inducted into the Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame in Dodge City on June 4.

Stanley D. Roth Jr. of Lawrence earned a bachelor’s degree from ESU in 1957 and a master’s degree in 1959. He enjoyed a 40-year career teaching biology in Lawrence — 38 years at Lawrence High School and two years at Free State High School — before retiring in 1999. He currently is an adjunct researcher at the Kansas Biological Survey.

A native Emporian, Judith Weigand Day-Trenary of Arkansas City earned a bachelor’s degree from ESU in 1958, a master’s degree in 1975 and an education specialist in 1984. She spent her career teaching in the Arkansas City school district and continues to substitute teach after her retirement.  

The Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame was established in Dodge City in 1977, the first state teachers hall of fame. During the past 34 years, more than 358 educators have been inducted.

Nominees must have been K-12 or vocational school teachers or administrators for at least 25 years in Kansas. The eight criteria for selection include showing evidence of outstanding teaching or administration, positive interactions with students and parents and continued pursuit of educational opportunities throughout their careers.



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