The December 1990 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Summer 1990 and Fall 1990 semesters. It took place on at 10:00am on Saturday, December 15 in the Convocation Center. Dr. Patricia A. Graham, UTSA Assistant Vice President for Student Services, was chair of the Committee on Graduation Ceremonies.


Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Ensemble
Master of Ceremonies William G. Mitchell, Associate Professor, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Jane Kuehne, Soprano
Greetings Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, President, UTSA
Sam Barshop, Member, UT System Board of Regents
UTSA Brass Ensemble Fanfare from 'La Peri' by Paul Dukas
Commencement Address Wilhelmina Ruth Delco, State Representative, District 50
Conferring of Degrees Samuel A. Kirkpatrick
Welcome from Alumni Association Bettie E. Karter-Blick, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Jane Kuehne
Recessional Allegro from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]


Marshal Division
Amy E. Dunbar Division of Accounting and Information Systems
Daniel J. Gelo Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences
Larry B. Golden Division of Education
Jack Himelblau Division of Foreign Languages
James O. Jones Division of Earth and Physical Sciences
Mark A. McBriarty Division of Social and Policy Sciences
John D. Merrifield Division of Economics and Finance
Parimal Patel Division of Engineering
Jeanne C. Reesman Division of English, Classics, and Philosophy
Walter B. Richardson, Jr. Division of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics
Judith B. Sobre Division of Art and Architecture
Stephen E. Werling Division of Management and Marketing[1]

UTSA Brass EnsembleEdit

The UTSA Brass Ensemble was conducted by Robert J. Rustowicz.

  • Dan Cook, Trumpet
  • Victor Aguilar, Trumpet
  • Gabriel Rosas, Trumpet
  • Susan Madla, Trumpet
  • Edward McNames, Trumpet
  • Barbara Keller, Horn
  • Rachel Brynteson, Horn
  • Ed Gonzales, Horn
  • Mark Johnson, Horn
  • Richard Naujoks, Trombone
  • Frank Lozano, Trombone
  • Joseph Crum, Trombone
  • Lyle Holzmann, Euphonium
  • Edward Chapman, Tuba
  • Robert Lopez, Tuba
  • Abel Ramirez, Timpani[1]


Each college held a reception for its graduates.

College Location
College of Business Humanities-Business Building Galeria
College of Fine Arts and Humanities Arts Building Galeria
College of Sciences and Engineering Science Building Galeria
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences John Peace Library Food Court[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The December Commencement 1990". December 1990 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
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