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Iola McClellan Manoogian
BSN 1947 - Distinguished Alumna
Recognized for establishing a nursing school in Beirut, Lebanon for Lebanese, Syrian, Egyptian, Pakistani and Armenian women. In addition to teaching at the school, she worked as a nurse at the Christian Medical Center Hospital for 38 years. The nursing school and hospital remained open until they were forced to close by the fighting militia. Knowing the need for medical care, she and her physician husband opened a clinic in their home until they left Beirut in 1986 and moved to the United States.