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Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 4:32pm
EL PASO (KDBC) — UTEP’s first open house hosted over 1,000 possible students and their families to learn what the campus has to offer.
“Orange, Blue and You,” was an idea UTEP has wanted to make happen.
“It works perfectly with the centennial year,” said Christian Corrales with UTEP student affairs. Corrales also said UTEP is working to have an open house every semester, as well as host them in other parts of the city.
“I’m kind of nervous because we're actually going into the real world now... But I’m also anxious because it’s a new experience,” said Abby Deltoro, a future UTEP student. She said the open house gave her the opportunity to speak with different groups on campus, and familiar herself with the layout.
However, the event wasn't just for the newcomers.
Benjamin Cooper first came to UTEP to run track and was a part of three national championship teams.
He wasn’t back for just a visit. After spending years working, he’s back to further his education in chemistry.
“Where we were standing right here, we used to play football in this field. It was all dirt. The campus must have gotten about 20 or 30 new buildings since I’ve gone,” Cooper said.
He said he’s back for the education, but said his main reason for returning to UTEP was because of the people.