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Isabelle Purnell

Born: 1912 in Mohomet, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Isabelle Purnell lived in Illinois her entire life.

Biography: Ms. Purnell graduated from Illinois State Normal University with a B.S.E. in Business Teacher Education in 1938 and received her M.S.E. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1952. Isabelle worked most of her life at the University of Illinois and traveled extensively. She loved the educational process and held a strong belief in the significance of teaching and the importance of education for the individual and for society.At the beguest of the Estate of Isabelle S. Purnell a scholarship was established. The purpose of the Isabelle S. Purnell Memorial Scholarship Fund is to provide financial support for students enrolled in the College of Education and who plan to become teachers.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Isabelle Purnell on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

An unofficial history of Mahomet, Illinois :
ISBN: 1878044702 OCLC: 45659447

Mayhaven Pub., Mahomet, Ill. : 2000.