Day 2: A Tradition of Alumni Success

By on December 30, 2013


Today is Day 2 in the Countdown to UTEP’s Centennial year.

We continue The Top 10 Traditions that Form the Foundation of Miner Pride and Success.

2. A Tradition of Alumni Success

In 1916, the first three students completed the mining engineering program and went out into the world to pursue their careers. Since that first ceremony, more than 110,000 baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees have been awarded in the fields of science, engineering, healthcare, politics, business, law, entertainment, arts, and education.

Among UTEP’s storied alumni are an Academy Award-winning actor, the nation’s first Latina state governor, an early leader at Microsoft, an ABC News White House correspondent, the man who discovered uranium in the American West, NBA all-stars and Super Bowl champions, award-winning writers, and CEOS of publicly traded companies. Miners serve in the state legislature, on corporate boards, and as leaders of police departments, banks, construction businesses, chambers of commerce, hospice organizations, and schools. UTEP’s successful alumni contribute their time, financial resources, and energy to building up their local communities.


Posted in: 100-Day Countdown

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