Betty and Bill Ruleman from Athens, Tennessee, donated diplomas and letters from three of Betty’s ancestors (her great-great-grandfather’s half-sisters) who attended Nazareth Academy in the late 1860s. The Sisters were Mary Irwin, Emma Irwin, and Sarah (Sallie) Irwin Mattingly. The letters are from the three Sisters to their family in Mississippi. The diplomas are from their studies at Nazareth Academy.
Betty is a professor of English and chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tennessee.