Points Of Pride
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Chapter at The University of Texas at El Paso recognized as a Gold Star Chapter for the 2019-20 academic year
A select few of the 320 chapters nationally are selected for this annual honor. According to Scott Mobley, Executive Director of National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), “All Gold Star Chapters were leaders in implementing engaging, student-centered events on their campus and in their local community, including a new, member induction ceremony and Integrity Week.”
National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) also awarded the UTEP chapter a second place award for an additional submission in a merit competition. Executive Director Mobley explains, “The chapter was also awarded second place in the Star Status Merit Award competition for the category of Active Minds Fundraising. The Merit Awards were designed to formally recognize and acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our chapters, focusing on specific achievements in ten noted categories.”
The Division of Student Affairs would like highlight the amazing work of this UTEP registered student organization for recognition for November-December 2020.
July 2019UTEP Cheerleading & Dance Teams Recognized for Excellence at 2019 UCA/UDA Summer Camp
In July 2019, the UTEP Cheer and UTEP Dance traveled to Austin, Texas, for four days to participate at UCA/UDA Collegiate Camp. With a great deal of team turnover due to graduation, these young teams managed to be recognized for excellence.
UTEP Cheer was recognized as 1) Most Improved and 2) Outstanding Tradition. In their first UDA camp appearance in a number of year, UTEP Dance was awarded five awards: 1) Outstanding Game Day Performance, 2) Superior -Game Day, 3) 1st Place Home Routine, 4) Superior- College Spirit Camp, and 5) Most Improved.
UTEP Alumnus Jasmine Aguilera, former editor-in-chief at The Prospector newspaper, is now a reporter for TIME. Jasmine joined UTEP’s Student Media and Publications team in the fall semester of 2011.
Jasmine covered national politics, immigration, poverty, human trafficking, refugees and more in her time holding various editorial positions at The Prospector/Minero Magazine and as an intern reporter at the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire and Gannett News Service, both in Washington, D.C. In 2015, Jasmine was part of the Dallas Morning News as an intern enterprise reporter. Jasmine graduated from UTEP in the spring of 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies.Check out her article at TIME!
May 2019Congratulations, Victoria Suttmiller, Executive Director, Housing & Residential Life
Ms. Victoria Suttmiller was selected as an expert presenter for the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) Midlevel Managers Institute from April 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Based on the reception of the session’s content, Ms. Suttmiller and Associate Vice President & Dean of Students, Catie McCorry Andalis, were selected to re-present the material at the ACUHO-I Annual Convention and Exposition in Toronto, Canada from June 22-25, 2019.
April 2019Congratulations, Student Media & Publications student journalists & advertisers, another year of recognition.
Recognized often for their professional contributions to Student Media, both the student leaders in the advertising and journalism areas were recognized for outstanding contributions. The Prospector Newspaper staff received fifteen (15) individual awards and three (3) honorable mentions at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association in late March 2019. Additionally, the College Newspapers Business and Advertising Managers (CNBAM) recognized the advertising student staff members for 2nd Place in the Advertising arena for their work on a recruitment video highlighting the benefits of UTEP’s Housing & Residence Life department.
March 2019Congratulations, Raul Gomez, Coordinator, Recreational Sports Department
Raul Gomez, Coordinator of Recreational Sports, attended the Health Occupation Student of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Gomez competed in the Pathophysiology Knowledge Texas and won 1st Place, beating UT Austin, UT Dallas and Texas Southern University. Thanks to this triumph, Mr. Gomez is awarded the chance to represent the state of Texas at the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida from June 19-21, 2019.