Born Jan. 1, 1938, Noel Manoukian J.D. ’64 received his name as the result of his father’s time in France. He was two-time class president at the University of the Pacific, graduating in 1961 with degrees in political science and philosophy. He earned his law degree at SCU and moved to Zephyr Cove, where he and his brother, Milton, started the law firm of Manoukian and Manoukian. He was appointed a Douglas County deputy district attorney in 1965, prosecuting cases at Lake Tahoe. He was named to the Douglas County District bench in 1974. A short time after he was elected to the seat, Noel was named to the Nevada Supreme Court in 1977 and served until 1985. He returned to private practice until he was named a senior judge in 2003. He and wife Louise celebrated their 50th anniversary on April 8, 2019. Noel died on April 11, 2019. He was 81.