UTEP Goes From Orange to Green before Spring Break
March 17, 2011 | UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS
More than 100 students from UTEP's College of Engineering went green during last week's TCM Day that honors the University's roots and St. Patrick, the patron saint of engineers.
The students, who represented the different engineering departments, spent much of March 11 painted Kelly green and engaged in songs, dances, and athletic events. One of the highlights was the annual whitewashing of the "M" on the mountain that overlooks the Sun Bowl Stadium.
"This is a great way for the students to build camaraderie between their friends in other departments, although everyone is welcomed to join the festivities," said Joseph Ramos, event coordinator.
The tradition at The University of Texas at El Paso started in the 1920s when the school was called Texas College of Mines.
Those who took part in the celebration were asked to bring three canned goods for the Rescue Mission of El Paso. The drive netted nearly 300 cans.
Originally posted on News @ UTEP.