Sneak Preview of Welcome Center

By on September 19, 2013

Tonight, a special event provided a sneak preview into the new Welcome Center at the Centennial Museum. First, a crowd assembled in the courtyard by the UGCL to hear President Natalicio comment on UTEP’s present success and coming Centennial Celebration.
AddressThe crowd then moved to the steps of the Centennial Museum where Director Maribel Villalva welcomed everyone, GECU CEO Crystal Long expressed her well wishes, and Tripper Goodman raised a toast to UTEP’s future by raising a glass of UTEP’s new Centennial wine. See more photos of the event here.
Inside the guests saw the new exhibits and mingled. The gift shop opened with many of the new Centennial keepsakes–the Centennial wine, the Centenario Salsa Products, a scarf and tie, coasters, and a mascot history t-shirt.
centwineThe big orange box in front of the museum will not be opened until the kickoff party for the 100-day Countdown on Monday, September 23.

Keith A. Erekson served as the Executive Director of UTEP's Centennial Celebration from December 2011 through May 2014. Learn more at

  1. Gerry Laird Porter
    September 20, 2013

    Thanks for the great coverage — wonderful evening and visiting with all — food and displays exceptional.