The August 1974 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's first ever commencement, celebrating its first graduating class. It took place on Sunday, August 18 in an auditorium at the UT Health Science Center.


Part of Ceremony Notes
Prelude George Gregory, Organist
Processional "Trumpet Tune in D Major" by Henry Purcell
Invocation Rev. Donald L. Anderson, Executive Director, Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health
Welcome and Introductions Peter T. Flawn, President, UTSA
Commencement Address Bevington Reed, Commissioner, Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System
Certification of Degree Candidates E. Douglas Hodo, Dean, College of Business
Richard E. W. Adams, Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Joseph Michel, Dean, College of Multidisciplinary Studies
Conferring of Degrees A. G. McNeese, Jr., Chairman, UT System Board of Regents
James E. Bauerle, D.D.S., Member, UT System Board of Regents
Peter T. Flawn
Benediction Rev. Donald L. Anderson
Recessional "Voluntary in C Major" by Henry Purcell[1]


  1. "The First Annual Commencement Exercises". August 1974 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
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