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The December 1999 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Fall 1999 semester. 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. It was the first commencement for UTSA's fifth president Ricardo Romo.

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 Jeremiah Drake, Baritone
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
UTSA Brass Ensemble Festive Celebration by UTSA professor James S. Balentine
Commencement Address Edwin Dorn, Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT Austin
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Welcome from Alumni Association Alicia C. Treviño, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Jeremiah Drake
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 of Accounting, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Jeremiah Drake, Baritone
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
UTSA Brass Ensemble Festive Celebration by UTSA professor James S. Balentine
Commencement Address Edwin Dorn, Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT Austin
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Welcome from Alumni Association Alicia C. Treviño, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Jeremiah Drake
Recessional Allegro from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

MarshalsEdit

University MarshalsEdit

  • Joel Saegert
  • Ronald C. Binks

College of BusinessEdit

  • Glenn B. Dietrich, Division of Accounting and Information Systems
  • Robin R. Radtke, Division of Accounting and Information Systems
  • Sandra T. Welch, Division of Accounting and Information Systems
  • Bennie Wilson, Division of Management and Marketing

College of Fine Arts and HumanitiesEdit

  • Paul T. Alessi, Division of English, Classics, Philosophy and Communication
  • MaryEllen García, Division of Foreign Languages
  • Jose G. Jiménez, Division of Architecture and Interior Design
  • John D. Vander Weg, Division of Music

College of Sciences and EngineeringEdit

  • Daniel O. Hogenauer, Division of Engineering
  • Ming-Ying Leung, Division of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Martha J. Lundell, Division of Life Sciences
  • John V. McClusky, Division of Earth and Physical Sciences
  • Weining Zhang, Division of Computer Science

College of Social and Behavioral SciencesEdit

  • Steven R. Boyd, Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences
  • Thomas K. Ricento, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Rodolfo Rosales, Division of Social and Policy Sciences
  • Zenong Yin, Division of Education[1]

UTSA Brass EnsembleEdit

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

  • Ray Diaz De Leon, Trumpet
  • Kathleen Janert, Trumpet
  • Laurie Lammons, Trumpet
  • Daniel Lugo, Trumpet
  • Tom Settles, Trumpet
  • Gabriel Rosas, Trumpet
  • Braulio Amaro, French Horn
  • Angela Dominquez, French Horn
  • Oscar Perez, French Horn
  • Debbie Seagraves, French Horn
  • Sarah Mills, French Horn
  • Richard Gamble, Trombone
  • Rod Leonard, Trombone
  • John Haller, Trombone
  • Yvette H. Wong, Trombone
  • Jonathan Martinez, Euphonium
  • Armando Cuellar, Tuba
  • Jaime Villarreal, Tuba
  • John Dominguez, 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 1999". December 1999 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
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