UTB/TSC Archives - Health and Human Performance Department History




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This video is a summary of the history of the Health and Human Performance Department at UTB/TSC.

In 2006, when the long-time dream of a new building for the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College Kinesiology Department appeared to be coming true, Dr. Zelma Mata, Chair, approached me about writing a history of the department. After all, the department’s history was as long as that of the institution itself, dating back to 1926 when The Junior College of the Lower Rio Grande Valley was founded. What began as a simple written chronicle of the department’s journey through time evolved into a multi-year, multi-faceted project that eventually became a four-pronged undertaking.

Appearances in order: UTB/TSC alma mater, Marvene Wallace, Rose Anne Salinas, Kay Kopp, Zelma Mata, Jim Lemmons, Liz Pirtle, Marcie Barrett, Susan Hart, Gonzalo Garza Jr., Lidka Ellis Vasquez, Gayle Brogdon, David Wittenburg, Jack Loff, David Flores, Christopher Ledingham, Phillip Conatser, Murat Karabulut, Eric James, Judy Walton.


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