El Paso Bookstore To Hold Sale Of Diana Natalicio’s Memorabilia
El Pasoans lost a beloved leader and educator last year when former UTEP president Dr. Diana Natalicio died. Dr. Natalicilo was at the helm of UTEP for 31 years. She had the longest-serving tenure among presidents at any major public research university. She was a real El Paso treasure and generations of students mourned her passing. She lived in the Kern Place area in a home that is occupied by UTEP presidents. In March, some of Dr. Natalicio's memorabilia will be available to the public in a sale at a local book store in Central El Paso.
NATALICIO'S LIFE AND LEGACY
Dr. Natalicio grew up in St. Louis and studied Spanish as an undergraduate. She had a master's degree in Portuguese, and earned a doctorate in linguistics. She came to El Paso in 1971 and stayed for forty years. A year before she retired I was lucky enough to spend about an hour with Dr. Natalicio after a press conference at her residence in Kern where she reminisced about so many of her personal items that she had acquired through her years at UTEP. She was a huge fan of baseball and a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan. She had a quite a few pieces of memorabilia from her time as a fan, and she also had an extensive book collection.
Some of those books and personal items will be on display and available to purchase beginning March 12 at a local bookstore. There will be an opening reception and the items will be available for a month at the bookstore.
WHAT: Dr. Diana Natalicio memorabilia sale
WHEN: Beginning March 12, 2022
WHERE: Brave Bookstore, 1307 Arizona