Christine Jones honored as TTU's October Ambassador

TTU'S OCTOBER AMBASSADOR OF THE MONTH — As impressive as the local history and rare book collection in Tennessee Tech University's Volpe Library is, it's TTU's human resources that most impressed a recent visitor when he encountered associate professor Christine Jones. Robert Dodd Jr., genealogist for the Society of the Lees of Virginia, was on campus this summer researching an early Tennessee politician, William Rodham Kenner of Rogersville. "Thirty years of research had not disclosed the desired facts," he said, "but within five minutes of introduction, Mrs. Jones had identified the exact location of the data for my use. This feat of excellence took my breath away. "It seems that credit for good work often goes without reward. I hope that such is not the case for Christine Spivey Jones, for she is in fact a national treasure. Her encyclopedic knowledge of local Tennessee history is a true marvel. It is an asset not only to me, but also to your very fortunate student body." Ambassador nomination forms are available from TTU’s Human Resource Services or by visiting