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The December 2001 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Fall 2001 semester. It featured three back-to-back ceremonies in the Convocation Center on Saturday, December 15 at 9:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Each ceremony was followed by a reception in the East Wing of the University Center.

ScheduleEdit

First ceremony: COE and COLFAEdit

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 Liberal and Fine Arts
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Jennifer Root, Mezzo Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Commencement Address Leticia Van de Putte, State Senator, District 26
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Welcome from Alumni Association R. Rene Escobedo, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Jennifer Root
Recessional March from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

Second ceremony: COEHD and COSEdit

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 Liberal and Fine Arts
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Jennifer Root, Mezzo Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Commencement Address Nelson W. Wolff, Bexar County Judge
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Welcome from Alumni Association R. Rene Escobedo, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Jennifer Root
Recessional March from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

Third ceremony: COB and COPPEdit

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 Jennifer Quintero, Mezzo Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Cyndi Taylor Krier, Member, UT System Board of Regents
Commencement Address James C. Mickey, President, Sprint PCS Southwest Region
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Welcome from Alumni Association R. Rene Escobedo, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Jennifer Root
Recessional March from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

MarshalsEdit

This semester marks the beginning of the transition from divisions to departments.

University MarshalsEdit

  • Ronald C. Binks
  • Bertha Perez
  • Joel G. Saegert

College of BusinessEdit

  • Karan Bhanot, Department of Finance
  • Glenn B. Dietrich, Department of Information Systems
  • Ted D. Skekel, Department of Accounting
  • Woodie A. Spivey, Department of Management
  • Dale B. Truett, Department of Economics

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Ellen R. Clark, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Elizabeth L. de la Portilla, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Paul J. Jacobs, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Curriculum and Development
  • Georgia J. Johnson, Division of Health and Kinesiology

College of EngineeringEdit

  • John F. Burgin, Division of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • James W. Frazer, Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Amir Karimi, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics
  • A.C. Rogers, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Paul T. Alessi, Department of English, Classics and Philosophy
  • Juanita M. Firestone, Division of Sociology
  • Rodolfo Rosales, Division of Political Science and Geography
  • Christopher J. Wickham, Division of Modern Languages and Literatures

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Jeffrey M. Cancino, Department of Criminal Justice
  • Jerrell D. Coggburn, Department of Public Administration
  • Olivia Yu, Department of Criminal Justice

College of SciencesEdit

  • Stephen C. Brown, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Steven S. Kwek, Department of Computer Science
  • Martha J. Lundell, Department of Biology
  • Judith A. Walmsley, Department of Chemistry

Faculty Stage Party RepresentativesEdit

  • COB: Jerome P. Keating, Professor of Statistics
  • COEHD: Miriam G. Martinez, Professor of Reading
  • COE: G. Alberto Arroyo, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • COLFA: Donald A. Hedges, Professor of Music
  • COPP: Ni He, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
  • COS: Brian E. Derrick, Associate Professor of Neurobiology
  • COS: Clyde F. Phelix, Associate Professor of Anatomy

UTSA Brass EnsembleEdit

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

  • Ray Diaz De Leon, Trumpet
  • Mariano Escobedo, Trumpet
  • Ericka Fonseca, Trumpet
  • Scott Heskew, Trumpet
  • George Hinojosa, Trumpet
  • Laurie Lammons, Trumpet
  • Joseph Pacheco, Trumpet
  • Edwardo Rios, Trumpet
  • Shelly Ascolese, Horn
  • Douglas Driggers, Horn
  • Richard Ramirez, Horn
  • David Valdez, Horn
  • Paul Wadlington, Horn
  • Michael Carrion, Trombone
  • Tom Esperiqueta, Trombone
  • George Saenz, Trombone
  • Richard Wall, Trombone
  • David Lopez, Euphonium
  • Juan Saldana, Tuba
  • Michael Woods, Tuba
  • Bethany Hirota, Timpani[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The December Commencement 2001". December 2001 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
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