2013 Distinguished Staff
English and Journalism. Born in Topeka in 1900, Dorothy Jones graduated from Topeka High in 1917 and four years later from Washburn College. She began her teaching career at Abilene High School but soon thereafter married William Greer and moved to Chicago. Returning to Topeka, Mrs. Greer taught English and Journalism, advisor to the THS World and Sunflower, from 1953 to 1965. Next, for five years she was a journalism professor at Washburn University. In 1970, Mrs. Greer moved to Estes Park, Colorado, where she spent the rest of her life, passing away in 2004 at the age of 104. Among her honors: induction into the Kansas State Press Association Hall of Fame for scholastic journalism, National Journalism Teacher of the Year (1962), and being acclaimed “one of twelve highest contributors to the field of Scholastic Journalism over the past 50 years” (1974).