IUP’s Oldest Living Graduate Turns 107

Isabel Vogel '29

Isabel Vogel, IUP’s oldest living graduate, turns 107 on August 30, 2009.

Isabel graduated from Indiana Normal School  in 1929. Among her many lifelong accomplishments are her having taught in a one-room schoolhouse.

She was married for more than fifty years to Max Vogel (deceased 1982). She has five children and many more generations of family who live all over the United States and the world.

Isabel currently resides at St. Andrews Village in Indiana, Pa. She is known for her acerbic wit. Still reading novels at nearly 107, she also enjoys receiving letters from family—and loves dessert!