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The December 1993 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Summer 1993 and Fall 1993 semesters. It featured two back-to-back ceremonies, one at 10:00 a.m. and one at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 18 in the Convocation Center. Dr. Patricia A. Graham, UTSA Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, was chair of the Committee on Graduation Ceremonies.

ScheduleEdit

First ceremonyEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Ensemble
Master of Ceremonies Felix D. Almaraz, Jr., Professor, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Kellie Butterfras, Soprano
Greetings Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, President, UTSA
Rev. Zan W. Holmes, Jr., Member, UT System Board of Regents
UTSA Brass Ensemble Piece for Brass by UTSA professor James S. Balentine
Commencement Address Henry E. Catto, Jr., US Ambassador to the United Kingdom
Conferring of Degrees Samuel A. Kirkpatrick
Welcome from Alumni Association J. Earl King, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Kellie Butterfras
Recessional Allegro from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

Second ceremonyEdit

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 Kellie Butterfras, Soprano
Greetings Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, President, UTSA
Rev. Zan W. Holmes, Jr., Member, UT System Board of Regents
UTSA Brass Ensemble Piece for Brass by UTSA professor James S. Balentine
Commencement Address Henry E. Catto, Jr., US Ambassador to the United Kingdom
Conferring of Degrees Samuel A. Kirkpatrick
Welcome from Alumni Association J. Earl King, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Kellie Butterfras
Recessional Allegro from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

MarshalsEdit

College of BusinessEdit

  • Dennis E. Drinka, Division of Management and Marketing
  • John D. Merrifield, Division of Economics and Finance
  • Rodolpho Sandoval, Division of Economics and Finance
  • Woodie A. Spivey, Division of Management and Marketing

College of Fine Arts and HumanitiesEdit

  • Eileen T. Lundy, Division of English, Classics, and Philosophy
  • Patricia A. Struebig, Division of Foreign Languages
  • Jon H. Thompson, Division of Art and Architecture
  • John D. Vander Weg, Division of Music

College of Sciences and EngineeringEdit

  • Harold G. Longbotham, Division of Engineering
  • Clyde F. Phelix, Division of Life Sciences
  • Eric R. Swanson, Division of Earth and Physical Sciences
  • Xiaodong Zhang, Division of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics

College of Social and Behavioral SciencesEdit

  • Ellen R. Clark, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Gillian E. Cook, Division of Education
  • Patricia M. Harris, Division of Social and Policy Sciences
  • James C. Schneider, Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences[1]

UTSA Brass EnsembleEdit

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

  • Kevin Jordan, Trumpet
  • Erick Matta, Trumpet
  • Rick Thomas, Trumpet
  • Adam Tollinger, Trumpet
  • Tom Settles, Trumpet
  • Lee Wells, Trumpet
  • Rachel Brynteson, Horn
  • Ed Gonzales, Horn
  • Mario Torres, Horn
  • Kelli Waldo, Horn
  • Clifton Forward, Trombone
  • Roderick Leonard, Trombone
  • Judy Rayburg, Trombone
  • David Contreras, Euphonium
  • Lenora Newsom, Euphonium
  • George Valdez, Euphonium
  • Gilbert Cuellar, Tuba
  • Gabriel Lopez, Tuba
  • Scott Hartsfield, Percussion[1]

ReceptionsEdit

Each college held a reception for its graduates.

College Time Location
College of Fine Arts and Humanities After first ceremony Arts Building Galeria
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences After first ceremony Humanities-Business Building Galeria
College of Business After second ceremony Humanities-Business Building Galeria
College of Sciences and Engineering After second ceremony Science Building Galeria[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "The December Commencement 1993". December 1993 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
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