Ruth Anne Speck Bacon (staff)

Ruth Anne Speck Bacon passed away November 22, 2012 in Knoxville. She began working as assistant head resident in a freshman women’s dormitory in 1965. From 1966-1981, she served as head resident in Gibbs Hall and became the “Mother of the Mighty Vols”. She then served as the resident hostess at Hopecote, the official university guesthouse until her retirement in 1985.

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