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The December 1998 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Summer 1998 and Fall 1998 semesters. It featured two back-to-back ceremonies, one at 10:00 a.m. and one at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12 in the Convocation Center.

ScheduleEdit

First 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 Barbara Paisley, Soprano
Greetings Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, President, UTSA
UTSA Brass Ensemble Festive Celebration by UTSA professor James S. Balentine
Commencement Address Red McCombs, CEO, McCombs Enterprises
Conferring of Degrees Samuel A. Kirkpatrick
Welcome from Alumni Association Ingrid Barth Faris, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Barbara Paisley
Recessional March 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 Felix D. Almaraz, Jr., Professor, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Barbara Paisley, Soprano
Greetings Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, President, UTSA
UTSA Brass Ensemble Festive Celebration by UTSA professor James S. Balentine
Commencement Address Red McCombs, CEO, McCombs Enterprises
Conferring of Degrees Samuel A. Kirkpatrick
Welcome from Alumni Association Ingrid Barth Faris, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Barbara Paisley
Recessional March from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

MarshalsEdit

University MarshalsEdit

  • Joel G. Saegert
  • Judith B. Sobré

College of BusinessEdit

  • Glenn B. Dietrich, Division of Accounting and Information Systems
  • Gary C. Raffaele, 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

  • W. Eugene George, Jr., Division of Architecture and Interior Design
  • Steven R. Levitt, Division of English, Classics, Philosophy and Communication
  • John D. Vander Weg, Division of Music
  • Christopher J. Wickham, Division of Foreign Languages

College of Sciences and EngineeringEdit

  • Rajendra V. Boppana, Division of Computer Science
  • Richard S. Howe, Division of Engineering
  • John V. McClusky, Division of Earth and Physical Sciences
  • Clyde F. Phelix, Division of Life Sciences
  • Mary Lou Zeeman, Division of Mathematics and Statistics

College of Social and Behavioral SciencesEdit

  • Ellen R. Clark, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Samuel W. Cochran, Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences
  • Nancy P. Greenman, Division of Education
  • Rodolfo Rosales, Division of Social and Policy Sciences[1]

UTSA Brass EnsembleEdit

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

  • David Balentine, Trumpet
  • Ray Diaz De Leon, Trumpet
  • Daniel Lugo, Trumpet
  • Mariano Escobedo, Trumpet
  • Tom Settles, Trumpet
  • Gabriel Rosas, Trumpet
  • Angela Dominquez, French Horn
  • Oscar Perez, French Horn
  • Braulio Amaro, French Horn
  • Debra Seagraves, French Horn
  • Richard Gamble, Trombone
  • Rod Leonard, Trombone
  • Yvette H. Wong, Trombone
  • Frank Lozano, Trombone
  • Juan Garcia, Baritone
  • Lisa Knight, Baritone
  • Armando Cuellar, Tuba
  • Juan Pablo Saldana, Tuba
  • John Dominguez, Timpani[1]

ReceptionsEdit

Each college held a reception for its graduates.

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "The December Commencement 1998". December 1998 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Events Center. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
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