It’s graduation time, and I want to extend my sincerest congratulations to the Class of 2010. I know many college students drop by HTM so my best wishes go out to you on completing this very special journey. Enjoy this milestone in your lives. It’s hard to believe that I graduated with my bachelor’s degree 20 years ago from the The University of Texas at El Paso. Back in 1990, UTEP graduated about 700 students – a large majority of them Hispanic and the first in their families to graduate from college. Over the weekend, UTEP held its Spring commencement and graduated over 2,500 students. I’m proud to be a UTEP graduate and am delighted to see the impact they’re making in graduating many more “first time” college graduates.