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Registered student organizations to participate in centennial celebrations

“Minerpalooza 2014 will be the premier opportunity for student organizations to showcase their talents.” – Catie McCorry Andalis, associate vice president of Student Life
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Jose Martinez, president of SHEP/MAES, junior mechanical engineering major.

Registered student organizations are preparing for a busy schedule of traditional and new events with a centennial spin.

According to Catie McCorry Andalis, associate vice president of Student Life, a myriad of campus organizations will take part in centennial events including Greek organizations, honor societies, special interest groups and service-learning organizations.

McCorry-Andalis said the events are an opportunity for the organizations to be recognized for their service to the community.

“These events are also opportunities for the members of these organizations to practice what they are learning in the classroom,” she said. “To plan an event, to facilitate a meeting, to engage with community leaders, to work with someone different from themselves, to demonstrate the incredible talent of our student body.”

During halftime at the Jan. 9 basketball game, 20 student organizations were recognized and helped UTEP athletics kick off their centennial celebration.

McCorry-Andalis said Student Life hopes to more than double the number of organizations that participate in Minerpalooza.

“Although there are many more opportunities throughout 2014 for student organizations to be involved, Minerpalooza 2014 will be the premier opportunity for student organizations to showcase their talents,” she said.

Junior mechanical engineering major Jose Martinez is the president of UTEP MAES/SHPE, a joint student chapter for Latinos in engineering and science. Martinez said that his organization is very active in the UTEP community and they are excited to participate in the series of centennial events.

“This is a great way to engage our students,” he said. “Having them be involved in events such as these encourages our students to be more involved in school activities by being a part of this one-time only celebration.”

Student organizations still have time to join centennial events.

“My hope is that students know how much they are valued and appreciated at UTEP,” McCorry-Andalis said. “That they are a part of something big—100 years of alumni—and most importantly, that through their service and leadership, students are impacting the next 100 years of Miners at UTEP.”

For a complete list of the centennial events, visit transformations.utep.edu.

Amanda Guillen may be reached at [email protected].

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Amanda Guillen
Amanda Guillen, Editor-in-Chief
Amanda Guillen is a senior multimedia journalism major with a minor in women's studies. She was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and graduated from El Paso High School in 2011. She has been a part of The Prospector since summer 2013 and is currently Managing Editor. She has always had a passion for journalism and plans to become a television news reporter upon graduating from UTEP. In addition to being a full-time student and reporter, she is a part of two honor societies on campus, Alpha Lambda Delta and the National Society of Leadership and Success where she participates in community service regularly. Amanda also interns for KVIA Channel 7 the El Paso affiliate of ABC. Her love for the city of El Paso is something that led her to choose UTEP as her school of choice. She has enjoyed her past 3 years at the university and looks forward to an eventful school year.
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