All UTEP history students are required to write an archive-based research paper as the final experience in the undergraduate history major. During the spring 2013 semester, several students have been researching UTEP’s history as part of the University’s upcoming Centennial celebration. The student-researchers invite the interested public to attend a free information session from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in the McNeely Room on the 6th floor of the University Library.
The students spent countless hours researching everything there is to know about the University, from the start of school to the present day. The list of presenters is as follows:
Christopher Beltran – “The Founding of The University of Texas at El Paso and the Mexican Revolution”
Christina Bretado – “A Century of Accomplishments”
Jaime Hume – “How War Affected the University”
Crystal Morales – “Chicana Milestones”
Oscar Navarro – “Music Directors before the Establishment of the Music Department: Texas College of Mines 1927- 1938”
Ricky Ramirez – “The University of Texas at
El Paso: Producing Heroes since 1914”
Arleen Reyes – “Women at the College of Mines and Metallurgy: Reality versus Comfortable Assumpmtions”
Luis Santos – “Desegregation at Texas Western”
Samantha Vega – “First Ladies: Pioneering Women of El Paso”
During the reception, the student researchers will answer questions about the University’s history and will donate their papers to the University’s C. L. Sonnichsen Special Collections. Prizes will be given to the students with the best paper and to the presenter chosen by the audience in attendance.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to have studied this wonderful school,” said Christina Bretado, one of the students. “Everyone is invited! Hope to see you there!”