Posts By: Lori Whitaker

Lori Whitaker

Special Collections Celebrates Henry Charles Trost

By on June 6, 2014

     The man who designed several buildings on the UTEP campus and hundreds more all over the Southwest was born in Toledo, Ohio, March 5, 1860.  Henry Charles Trost may have gotten his affinity for architecture and design from

Dr. Cheryl Martin

By on May 21, 2014

  Dr. Cheryl Martin, professor and well-known scholar of Mexican and Borderlands history, recently retired after a thirty-six year teaching career at UTEP.  Dr. Martin graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University during the 1960’s. Her Foreign Service degree

Celebrating 100 years with Dr. Lola Dawkins

By on May 11, 2014

UTEP is not the only one celebrating a centennial birthday this year.  Dr. Lola B. Dawkins recently celebrated her 100th birthday on December 29, 2013.  The university and the College of Business Administration honored the special event with a birthday


By on April 23, 2014

Lisa Lopez is the Librarian at Herrera Elementary School and the driving force behind the introduction of the Little Free Library to the El Paso area.  She is the first person to erect one of these libraries in the state

John McCarty Sharp, A Man of Languages

By on April 6, 2014

John McCarty Sharp was born in October 1917 in Neenah, Wisconsin.  He spent his childhood in Webster Groves, Missouri.  In high school Sharp became interested in the study of different languages.  This fascination fueled his decision to attend Westminster College

Julius Rivera

By on March 26, 2014

  JULIUS RIVERA, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Anthropology, passed away February 19, 2014, at his home in Austin, surrounded by his family.  Comments on his dedication website describe Dr. Rivera as a scholar of integrity, full-hearted, and an eloquent

Mary Haskins, First Lady of El Paso

By on March 7, 2014

Don Haskins, the legendary UTEP Basketball coach, is an icon on the UTEP campus.  Nicknamed “The Bear”, for his gruff sideline manner, he was head coach at the University from 1961 to 1999.  He led the Miners to victory 719

Zeta Tau Alpha

By on February 26, 2014

Founded in 1938, the Gamma Gamma chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha is the oldest women’s fraternity at UTEP and recently celebrated its 75th year. Their home, designed by one of El Paso’s first female architects, Mabel Welch, was located on

Juan and Marjorie Lawson

By on February 7, 2014

Juan and Marjorie Lawson first came to El Paso in 1965. They both loved El Paso from the start.  Juan Lawson was an active-duty reserve officer in the Army, stationed at Fort Bliss.  While her husband concentrated on his job

The 14th Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design

By on January 24, 2014

The Friends of the Library recently announced the recipient of the 14th Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design.  Judges Gerald Lange, Professor Antonio Castro, and Lorez Curlin Retta chose designers Arlyn Nathan and Tom Leech to receive the