Dodge City, Kansas - Peru State College Alumni Mary Cashman was one of eight inducted into the Kansas Teacher's Hall of Fame in 2021. Cashman, 97, attended Peru State College to receive a teaching certificate. She served as a nurse in World War II, and afterwards on the GI Bill attended classes at Washburn University and graduated from what has become the University of Northern Colorado.

Cashman began teaching in 1942 and retired in 2019.

According to their website, "The Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame is the first one of its kind in the United States. It is dedicated to the early and present day teachers who have devoted their lives to this fine profession. Visitors can find  photos and stories about Kansas' best and brightest teaching professionals. The Hall of Fame Gallery displays photos and stories of over 400 teachers named to the Hall of Fame."

Read the full article by Beth Lipoff in the Kansas City Star