49th Valley Women's Hall of Famer to be Inducted

Posted April 28, 2017

Missouri Valley College’s Valley Women organization will honor three individuals at its annual tea at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 1 in the Malcolm Center Bacon Room. The 49th inductee into the Valley Women’s Hall of Fame, the 2017 Outstanding Senior Woman and the Valley Women Scholarship recipient will be recognized.

Peggy Sherman, MVC assistant professor of education and campus director of the Viking Learning Academy, will be inducted into the Valley Women’s Hall of Fame.

Peggy grew up in the Marshall area and graduated from Marshall High school. She went on to attend the University of Central Missouri where she received a B.S. in elementary education in 1994. In 1998, Peggy completed her master's degree in curriculum and instruction through Lindenwood University.

Peggy has taught locally in the public and private school systems.  She and several others began the Saline County Learning Center in Marshall and she has a variety of experiences with early childhood organizations in the community.

Peggy is a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, the Saline County Representative for Mid-Missouri Safe Kid's Coalition, a member of the Marshall Public Schools Federal Program Advisory Board, NAEYC and Missouri Association of College for Teacher Education (MACTE).

Peggy and her husband Randy, a 1997 MVC graduate, have four children. She enjoys attending her children's academic and sporting events and volunteers and teaches PSR at St. Peter School.

“Peggy demonstrates excellence in all that she does for MVC .... academic advising, instruction, supervision.  She leads by example,” said Marsha Lashley of the Valley Women Organization.

The Valley Women will also present Laura Bustos Martinez  with the 2017 Outstanding Senior Woman award. The Outstanding Senior Woman Award is decided on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character and service, and is voted on by MVC faculty, staff and Valley Women members.

Bustos Martinez, from Madrid, Spain, is a mass communication major who will graduate in May with a concentration in journalism and a minor in political science. She serves as a sports information intern and is a staff writer for The Delta, MVC’s student newspaper.  Bustos Martinez was a member of the women’s soccer team and was a 2016 Fall NAIA Scholar Athlete. She is also a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society, and was named to the dean’s list each semester at MVC.

An MVC junior woman will be awarded the Valley Women scholarship at the event. Money for the scholarship comes from private donations and fundraisers.

The Valley Women’s Tea is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.


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