CoLART 2023 Gold Nugget: John Dorenbos
This year for UTEP’s homecoming festivities, the College of Liberal Arts will recognize alumnus Jon Dorenbos as their 2023 Gold Nugget. Dorenbos earned his bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from the College of Liberal Arts in 2009.
Since his graduation from UTEP, Jon Dorenbos played as a former NFL long snapper who played for the Buffalo Bills, the Tennessee Titans and the Philadelphia Eagles. He is now a professional magician and motivational speaker who has appeared on “America’s Got Talent” and “Ellen.” His book “Life is Magic” is being developed into a feature film. In 2022, Dorenbos was the keynote speaker at Orange Fever Fiesta, UTEP Athletics’ annual fundraising event.
The Multidisciplinary Studies program provides a flexible degree plan that allows students to take an array of courses and personalize their studies across different disciplines. This degree builds upon student’s critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills as they pursue their own personal and professional interests.
Dorenbos will be recognized during the college’s Gold Nugget Ceremony on Nov. 2nd, 2023, at the Larry K. Durham Center from 3:00pm - 4:30 pm.