Events of the 1920s
The first St. Patrick's Celebration takes place. It is used as a rite of initiation for freshman engineering students.
27 - The Board of Regents change the name of the Department of Mines, designating it the "College of Mines and Metallurgy." Students continue to refer to the school as the "School of Mines" and "TSM."
22 - Dr. Robert E. Vinson, president of the University of Texas, announces that TSM would no longer be allowed to support the College of the City of El Paso through either shared faculty, accommodations, or accreditation.
21 - The College of the City of El Paso is formally dissolved. It is replaced by a junior college, which holds classes at El Paso High School. Its initial enrollment is 18 students.
For the first time since it opened, enrollment falls to 93 students from 135 the previous year as students interested in education courses transfer to the new El Paso Junior College.
The College of Mines announces its football team would no longer play high school teams.
Dean Steve Worrell is granted a personal leave of absence to explore mines in Mexico.
Steve H. Worrell resigns.
An alumni club is formed.
The College of Mines football team wins the Southwestern Championship.
The Board of Regents authorize the College of Mines to offer any courses that can be supported through enrollment, ending the need for a separate junior college in El Paso.
30 - The Junior College of El Paso holds its last commencement before closing. The College of Mines receives a budget increase of $100,000 to support additional classes.
Kelly Hall, originally built as a dormitory, is converted to classrooms.
Sources: Fugate, Frontier College (1964); The Prospector; UTEP Special Collections; UT Austin Briscoe Center