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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

Centennial Stories – Andrea Thompson-Harden

By on February 5, 2014

"UTEP was a great place for me, I certainly learned a lot about myself here…and even the homecoming situation, that was on them as far as I was concerned." -Andrea Thompson-Harden, 1969 Homecoming Queen

Regional University, 1960-

By on March 6, 2012

[Note: This post continues the series on the “Layers of UTEP History“] In 1960, a new administration set out to harness the overlapping local, state, and national impulses that had produced a mining school, stretched it into a city college,

Regional College, 1945-

By on March 1, 2012

[Note: This post continues the series on the “Layers of UTEP History“] Whereas local and state agendas had blended to create the mining school and stretch it into a city college, national impulses would prove more influential in shaping the