Ruth May Bugbee, class of 1923

Ruth May Bugbee was born in 1901 and attended Cranston High School in Rhode Island. She graduated from Pembroke College in 1923 with an A.B. in social sciences. She married a fellow Brown University graduate in 1925 and had one son. Bugbee went on to work at Howard State Hospital in Cranston as a psychiatric social worker, and the Rhode Island Birth Control League educating women on reproductive health. She had five grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. She died on August 9, 2009 at age 107.