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The December 2002 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Fall 2002 semester. It featured three back-to-back ceremonies in the Convocation Center on Saturday, December 14 at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. Each ceremony was followed by a reception in the East Wing of the University Center.

ScheduleEdit

First ceremony: COB and COEEdit

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 Kimberly Dowda, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Commencement Address William E. Morrow, CEO, Grande Communications
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Welcome from Alumni Association Albert E. Estrada, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Kimberly Dowda
Recessional March from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

Second ceremony: COLFA, COPP, and SOAEdit

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 Kimberly Dowda, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Commencement Address Ana M. Guzman, President, Palo Alto College
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Welcome from Alumni Association Albert E. Estrada, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Kimberly Dowda
Recessional March from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

Third 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 Kimberly Dowda, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Commencement Address Dale E. Klein, U.S. Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Welcome from Alumni Association Albert E. Estrada, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Kimberly Dowda
Recessional March from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

MarshalsEdit

University MarshalsEdit

  • Glenn B. Dietrich
  • James C. Schneider
  • Kenneth W. Wunderlich

School of ArchitectureEdit

  • Mark A. Blizard, School of Architecture
  • Shelley E. Roff, School of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Martha A. Fasci, Department of Accounting
  • Rodolpho Sandoval, Department of Management
  • Dale B. Truett, Department of Economics
  • Bennie J. Wilson III, Department of Management

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Maria E. Franquiz, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Paul J. Jacobs, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Curriculum and Development
  • Georgia L. Johnston, Department of Health and Kinesiology
  • John Zhang, Department of Health and Kinesiology

College of EngineeringEdit

  • James W. Frazer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • A. C. Rogers, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics
  • Chia-Shun Shih, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Xiaodu Wang, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Ann R. Eisenberg, Division of Psychology
  • Mansour O. El-Kikhia, Department of Political Science and Geography
  • Laura M. Oliver, Department of Communication
  • Nelda K. Pisors, Department of Communication
  • Christopher J. Wickham, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Roger Enriquez, Department of Criminal Justice
  • Dianne Rahm, Department of Public Administration

College of SciencesEdit

  • Stephen C. Brown, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • David M. Johnson, Department of Chemistry
  • Kathleen M. Mittag, Department of Mathematics
  • Ki Hwan Yum, Department of Computer Science

Faculty Stage Party RepresentativesEdit

There were significantly more stage party representatives this semester.

School of ArchitectureEdit

  • Maggie Valentine, School of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Lalatendu Misra, Professor of Finance

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Bertha Perez, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Curriculum and Development
  • Alan R. Shoho, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • David P. Thompson, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Parimal Patel, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Wendy B. Barker, Professor of English, Classics and Philosophy
  • Ronald C. Binks, Professor of Art
  • James A. Broderick, Professor of Art
  • Constance A. Lowe, Associate Professor of Art
  • Neil D. Maurer, Associate Professor of Art

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Catrin Smith, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

College of SciencesEdit

  • Rajendra V. Boppana, Professor of Computer Science
  • Joe L. Martinez, Professor of Biology

Honors CollegeEdit

  • Richard A. Gambitta, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Fred A. Hudson, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • David M. Senseman, Associate Professor of Biology

UTSA Brass EnsembleEdit

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

  • Amanda Balarin, Trumpet
  • Edward Delgado, Trumpet
  • Jesus Guerra, Trumpet
  • Scott Heskew, Trumpet
  • Edwardo Rios, Trumpet
  • Shelley Ascolese, Horn
  • Juan-Carlos Campos, Horn
  • Scott Morgan, Horn
  • Brandon Davison, Trombone
  • Dennis Jasso, Trombone
  • Michael Moore, Trombone
  • George Saenz, Bass Trombone
  • Richard Wall, Bass Trombone
  • John Heidgerken, Euphonium
  • Michael Woods, Tuba
  • Luis Ramos, String Bass
  • William Sherrill, Percussion[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The December Commencement 2002". May 2002 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
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