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Winner of the 1990 "John and Vida White Travel Essay" competition.

About the John and Vida White Endowment:

Created in 1982 by John S. White, former Registrar and Director of Admissions at Texas Western College, 1948-54, and his wife, Vida L. White, an El Paso school teacher and alumna, to establish a permanent endowment fund to create an awards program for the English Department (Creative Writing) on travel-related subjects and the Geography Department award on related composition, with additional academic merit scholarships to senior-level students in each of these respective areas.