Posts By: Anais Acosta

Anais Acosta

Kristine Navarro-McElhaney served as the director of UTEP's Institute of Oral History until 2014.

Centennial Stories – 2014 Winter Commencement

By on March 4, 2015

"My mom graduated at 58, with the honors Magnum Cum Laude from UTEP. I use that as my inspiration... I'm going to continue the tradition.
" -Anguelo Salgado, Bachelor in Criminal Justice

Centennial Stories – UTEP Alumni

By on February 25, 2015

"Life is a struggle. And I think that the best thing that I can convey to someone that's young and taking on college is: this is like a training process, and you should embrace struggle." -Guillermo Valenzuela, Criminal Justice & Sociology - Class of 1996

Centennial Stories – Willarda V. Edwards, M.D.

By on February 4, 2015

“Medical school, I don't care where you go, is still hard. It's still very competitive. But UTEP, I think, prepared me well for what I had to go through." -Willarda V. Edwards, M.D. Class of 1972, Bachelor of Science in Biology

Centennial Stories – UTEP Theater

By on January 28, 2015

“Performing for kids a little tougher because, you know, they can be very critical sometimes. I love performing for kids and to see their reaction when they laugh at the end of the show is really an experience.” -Raul Chavez, Senior, Theater Performance

UTEP – Connecting Across Borders

By on January 21, 2015

"Me encanta de UTEP tres aspectos. Es una Universidad que cuenta con unos espacios maravillosos. Es una universidad americana, pero que tiene una calidez y una manera excelente de acoger a los estudiantes hispanos. Es una institución reconocida por su calidad académica, no sólo en Estados Unidos si no en toda América.” -Mónica Montoya, English as a Second Language Student

Centennial Stories – Chicano Protest at UTEP

By on January 21, 2015

"Mecha got formed in 'el segundo', spread to UTEP and took fire. It took hold. And it became a strong movement." -Cinthia Miranda, Bachelor in Sociology - Class of 1970

Centennial Stories – William Gebler

By on January 15, 2015

"You know, what would El Paso be like without UTEP? You can look at it in the other context. And it would not be the same city." -William Gebler, Bachelor of Business Administration - Class of 1963

Centennial Stories – Don Henderson

By on January 7, 2015

"I was president of the student body when we had the first black student. Newspapers, magazines, television people, they called; they wanted to know what was going to happen? What was going to take place? Was there going to be riots?" -Don Henderson, SGA President 1955-1956

Centennial Stories – Time Capsule 2014

By on December 17, 2014

"It will serve, this time capsule, as a window to the past, a time when we're recognized as a national leader in higher education." Dr. Diana Natalicio, President of The University of Texas at El Paso

Centennial Stories – Homecoming Golden Grads

By on December 10, 2014

"I'm very impressed and so pleased to see UTEP moving ahead and doing so much in education." -Tom Hope, Bachelor of Business Administration - Class of 1942