UTEP Alumni Association Collectible Ornaments

For more than a decade, the UTEP Alumni Association has been proud to present the UTEP Collectible series. All proceeds support its programs and activities.
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The University of Texas at El Paso Official 2020 Collectible Ornament:
Heritage House "100th Anniversary"

History of the Heritage House at The University of Texas at El Paso

The white stucco-finish building was built in 1920 by the first Dean of the School of Mines Steve H. Worrell and his wife, Kathleen, who suggested the Bhutanese architectural style for campus. When they left El Paso in 1923, they deeded their home to the college.

The building then became the home of Worrell’s successor, Dean John W. “Cap” Kidd, and his wife until his death in 1941. It continued to serve as a home for administrators until 1960, when it became the Special Projects Center and was used for a variety of functions including offices of the Schellenger Research Laboratories, the Upward Bound Program, and even ballet classes. Several modifications to the building altered its appearance, the most notable of which is the addition of a sun porch, later enclosed.

President Diana Natalicio designated the building, which is located in the center of the UTEP campus, as the “Heritage House” during a dedication ceremony on December 14, 1994. From this point, the building has publicly showcased the collection of the memorabilia assembled by the Heritage Commission since its official creation in 1980.

2020 Ornaments are available for a donation of $15. Previous years are available for a donation of $10.
Click here to order yours. For questions, please email Judith Heredia-Perry at jheredia@utep.edu

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