Willie Patton began her career as a UT housekeeper back in the 1980s before leaving the school for a factory job, the article stated.
According to the article, when the factory closed down almost two years ago, Patton returned to the place she had once called home.
"I''m a jack of all trades. I''ve done a little bit of everything," said Patton.
Mornings for Patton begin at 7 a.m. Monday through Thursday, but she always has time to stop and smile with students, the article noted.
"I love my students. If it wasn''t for them I wouldn''t have a job. And when I''m not around they say ''I''ve missed you!'' I see my students more than my family, so they are like my family," Patton added.
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