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College of Engineering Celebrates TCM Day


College of Engineering Celebrates TCM Day

ANDREA E. ACOSTA | March 08, 2013

The College of Engineering will be celebrating TCM Day on March 15, 2013. TCM is one of the oldest traditions on campus where students interact with faculty, staff and engineering alumni in a day full of spirited activities and team based-service to support the community.

TCM Day not only honors Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Engineers, but also invites students to learn more about UTEP's roots and other traditions such as the infamous green card, that is a conversation started for those students participating in TCM for the first time, the whitewashing of the 'M' on the mountains, the Coming of St. Pat and kissing the Blarney Stone, which is a ritual that is said to give the gift of eloquence and persuasiveness.

TCM gets Guard candidates involved in community-service that include the cleaning of the arroyo and the donation of canned food items to the El Paso Rescue Mission. Students will be awarded the official Green Card for their participation on TCM Day, being welcomed to join the mighty Guard of St. Pat.

TCM Day Schedule - March 15, 2013

7:30 – 8:30 Sign-in @ Engineering Lawn (the Bent)

7:30 – 8:30 Learning of Song & Expectations @ Engineering Lawn (the Bent)

8:30 Creative Spelling of TCM @ Engineering Lawn (the Bent)

9:00 The Coming of St. Pat @ the Foundry, Metallurgy Building 1st Floor

9:30 Treats from CS and Departments @ Engineering "A" Building in front of CS Dept

10:00 – 10:10 Blasting off TCM / Raise the Flag @ Psychology Building

10:30-11:45 Whitewash the "M" @ Sun Bowl Drive, adjacent to Baltimore Field

12:00 – 1:00 Blarney Stone / Green Cards @ the Blarney Stone outside Dean's window

1:00 Alumni Lunch Mixer and TCM Awards @ Engineering Lawn (the Bent)

Guests: Engineering Alumni Association Board Members, Engineering Faculty & Staff

For more information contact: Gabby Gandara at 747.6945 or log on to

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The University of Texas at El Paso
College of Engineering
Engineering Building Room A148
500 W University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968

Phone: (915) 747-6444
Fax: (915) 747-5437

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