Dr. Shanks graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1947 and served as the School of Nursing Director from 1960-1976. She was the first Caroline F. Rupert Endowed Chair of Nursing when it was established in 1967.
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Shanks '47, Mary D. and Vinyard '71, George, "Mary Shanks" (1974). All oral histories. 3.