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Nelly Ayvasian

~ Inducted 1988

Mr. Nelly Ayvasian is the retired Executive Director of the International Institute of Rhode Island.&nbsp;Born in the Soviet Union, and severely wounded during World War II, he was imprisoned in a German labor camp before coming to live in Warwick, RI.&nbsp;He joined the Institute staff in 1959 and over the years helped thousands of immigrants with housing and employment, English lessons, and citizenship classes.


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