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The December 1995 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Summer 1995 and Fall 1995 semesters. It featured two back-to-back ceremonies, one at 10:00 a.m. and one at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 16 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 Shannon Whitlock, Soprano
Greetings Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, President, UTSA
Lowell H. Lebermann, Jr., Member, UT System Board of Regents
UTSA Brass Ensemble Piece for Brass by UTSA professor James S. Balentine
Commencement Address Mary D. Roman, Judge of the 175th District Court
Conferring of Degrees Samuel A. Kirkpatrick
Welcome from Alumni Association Wayne D. Terry, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Shannon Whitlock
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 R. Mark Alford, Associate Professor, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Shannon Whitlock, Soprano
Greetings Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, President, UTSA
Lowell H. Lebermann, Jr., Member, UT System Board of Regents
UTSA Brass Ensemble Piece for Brass by UTSA professor James S. Balentine
Commencement Address Mary D. Roman, Judge of the 175th District Court
Conferring of Degrees Samuel A. Kirkpatrick
Welcome from Alumni Association Wayne D. Terry, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Shannon Whitlock
Recessional Allegro from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

MarshalsEdit

College of BusinessEdit

  • Glenn B. Dietrich, Division of Accounting and Information Systems
  • Janet E. Oglethorpe, Division of Management and Marketing
  • Rodolpho Sandoval, Division of Economics and Finance
  • Woodie A. Spivey, Division of Management and Marketing

College of Fine Arts and HumanitiesEdit

  • Ronald C. Binks, Division of Art and Architecture
  • Scott D. Lipscomb, Division of Music
  • Frank Pino, Jr., Division of Foreign Languages
  • Jeanne C. Reesman, Division of English, Classics, and Philosophy

College of Sciences and EngineeringEdit

  • Manuel P. Berriozabal, Division of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics
  • David B. Jaffe, Division of Life Sciences
  • Chia-Shun Shih, Division of Engineering
  • Eric R. Swanson, Division of Earth and Physical Sciences

College of Social and Behavioral SciencesEdit

  • James D. Calder, Division of Social and Policy Sciences
  • Thomas K. Ricento, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • James C. Schneider, Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences
  • George R. Taylor, Division of Education[1]

UTSA Brass EnsembleEdit

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

  • Jason Adam, Trumpet
  • Charles Booker, Trumpet
  • Ruben Martinez, Trumpet
  • Erick Matta, Trumpet
  • Adrian Ruiz, Trumpet
  • Tom Settles, Trumpet
  • Ruben Alcaraz, French Horn
  • Felix Juarez, French Horn
  • Angela Reyes, French Horn
  • Debra Seagraves, French Horn
  • Richard Gamble, Trombone
  • Rod Leonard, Trombone
  • Samantha McCarty, Trombone
  • Joe Vasquez, Trombone
  • Lenora Newsom, Euphonium
  • George Valdez, Euphonium
  • Gilbert Cuellar, Tuba
  • Gabriel Lopez, Tuba
  • Rodolfo Diaz, Timpani[1]

ReceptionsEdit

Each college held a reception for its graduates. Since the new Business Building had been announced, the Humanities-Business Building had been renamed the Humanities and Social Sciences Building. Since it was not yet finished, the College of Business reception was in its historic location.

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 and Social Sciences Building Galeria
College of Business After second ceremony Humanities and Social Sciences 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 1995". December 1995 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
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