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
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
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
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,
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.
[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