Belle Sherman

Effie Dallas Morse

Emma Corrine Brown Galvin

Louisa Riley
(birth/death dates unknown)

Louise Boyle

Margaret Bourke-White

Martha Van Rensselaer

Samantha Nivison

Sophronia Bucklin

Welthea Marsh

The History Center
(est. 1863)

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Belle Sherman

Mary Isabella Sherman of Galesburg, Illinois, earned her B.S. from Lombard University in 1874, a unique accomplishment for a woman of that era. She came to Ithaca to study science at Cornell, and began teaching high school in 1875. Sherman taught science and history to Ithaca students until her retirement in 1908. Generous to her fellow teachers, tolerant and caring to her students, Sherman was honored by the community with the naming of a new elementary school for her in 1926.

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