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The December 1997 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Summer 1997 and Fall 1997 semesters. It featured two back-to-back ceremonies, one at 10:00 a.m. and one at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 13 in the Convocation Center. It was the first December commencement to have university marshals aside from the respective collegiate marshals.

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 of History, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Andrea L. Hall, Soprano
Greetings Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, President, UTSA
UTSA Brass Ensemble Festive Celebration by UTSA professor James S. Balentine
Commencement Address Howard W. Peak, Mayor, San Antonio
Conferring of Degrees Samuel A. Kirkpatrick
Welcome from Alumni Association Ingrid Barth Faris, Vice President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Andrea L. Hall
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 of Marketing, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Andrea L. Hall, Soprano
Greetings Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, President, UTSA
UTSA Brass Ensemble Festive Celebration by UTSA professor James S. Balentine
Commencement Address Howard W. Peak, Mayor, San Antonio
Conferring of Degrees Samuel A. Kirkpatrick
Welcome from Alumni Association Ingrid Barth Faris, Vice President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Andrea L. Hall
Recessional Allegro from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

MarshalsEdit

University MarshalsEdit

  • Frank Pino, Jr.
  • Joel G. Saegert

College of BusinessEdit

  • Glenn B. Dietrich, Division of Accounting and Information Systems
  • Rodolpho Sandoval, Division of Economics and Finance
  • Woodie A. Spivey, Division of Management and Marketing
  • Kathy L. Wohlert, Division of Management and Marketing

College of Fine Arts and HumanitiesEdit

  • Ronald C. Binks, Division of Visual Arts
  • Andrew Perez, Division of Architecture and Interior Design
  • John D. Vander Weg, Division of Music
  • Kenton Wilkinson, Division of English, Classics, Philosophy and Communication

College of Sciences and EngineeringEdit

  • Patricia A. Brewer, Division of Life Sciences
  • Lex A. Akers, Division of Engineering
  • Robert E. Hiromoto, Division of Computer Science
  • John V. McClusky, Division of Earth and Physical Sciences
  • Betty S. P. Travis, Division of Mathematics and Statistics

College of Social and Behavioral SciencesEdit

  • Raymond R. Baird, Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences
  • Richard Lewis, Division of Social and Policy Sciences
  • Diana S. Mason, Division of Education
  • Howard L. Smith, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies[1]

UTSA Brass EnsembleEdit

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

  • Jason Adam, Trumpet
  • Mariano Escobedo, Trumpet
  • Daniel Lugo, Trumpet
  • Jessica Gonzalez, Trumpet
  • Tom Settles, Trumpet
  • George Hinojosa, Trumpet
  • Daniel Fuentes, French Horn
  • Oscar Perez, French Horn
  • Braulio Amaro, French Horn
  • Debbie Seagraves, French Horn
  • Richard Gamble, Trombone
  • Rod Leonard, Trombone
  • Juan Garcia, Trombone
  • Frank Lozano, Trombone
  • Amy Causey, Euphonium
  • Gabriel Lopez, Tuba
  • Jerry Tidwell, Tuba
  • Rudy Diaz, Timpani[1]

ReceptionsEdit

Each college held a reception for its graduates.

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "The December Commencement 1997". December 1997 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
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