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Women Shaped UTEP History

Women Shape UTEP’s History and Future

By on November 29, 2014

In the early days of UTEP's history, two women, Kathleen Worrell and Ruth Monro Augur, encouraged and supported the admission of women to the male-dominated engineering school.

Eleanor Lyon Duke, PhD 1918-2013

By on November 8, 2013

When Eleanor Duke died on November 1, 2013, the University of Texas at El Paso lost a piece of its history.  Dr. Duke, Professor Emerita in Biology, taught at UTEP for over 35 years.  Some of her students went on

Posture Queens

By on May 30, 2013

    In 1940, on the steps of the Centennial Museum, Charlotte Adkins was recognized as the first “Posture Queen” in the history of the college.For week in advance of the contest, which was sponsored by the El Paso Chiropractor’s

The Women’s Studies Program: Female Pioneers Opening the Road to a Complete Education

By on April 26, 2013

In the fall semester of 1970, San Diego State University founded the first Women’s Studies program in the United States. Eleven years later, UTEP instituted a program of its own. The founding of Women’s Studies marks a proud moment in

Woman’s Auxiliary of UTEP

By on March 30, 2012

In 1924, a group of prominent El Paso women, led by Mrs. Frank H. Seamon, organized the El Paso Women’s Association (Sponsors’ Club), which later became known as the Woman’s Auxiliary.  The charter members, aware of the college’s increasing needs,

Students Change

By on March 22, 2012

In 1914, when the school opened, 27 students enrolled. All were male and one was from Mexico. In 2010, 22,640 students enrolled, 54% were female, and 77% Hispanic. The story of UTEP’s history involves growth, obviously, but also demographic transformations.

After Two Years without Female Students

By on March 19, 2012

[The Texas College of Mines operated for two years without any female students–27 males the first year, 14 more more the second. In the fall of 1916, however, two female students enrolled and by the fall of 2010, that number