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The December 2004 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Summer 2004 and Fall 2004 semesters. It featured four ceremonies in the Convocation Center: one on Friday, December 17 at 5:00 p.m. and the others on Saturday, December 18 at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. Each ceremony was followed by a reception in the East Lawn of the Convocation Center featuring Mariachi Las Erendiras de San Antonio.

ScheduleEdit

First ceremony: COEHD and COPPEdit

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 Amber Moon, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Linda C. Montgomery, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address John T. Montford, Senior Vice President for State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, SBC Communications Inc.
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Amber Moon
Recessional March from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

Second ceremony: COBEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Ensemble
Master of Ceremonies Rodolpho Sandoval, Associate Professor of Management, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Amber Moon, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Linda C. Montgomery, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Kenneth L. Wilson, President, Bank of America
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Announcer, Grad Students Diane B. Walz, Associate Dean, College of Business
Announcer, Undergrads Martha A. Fasci, Associate Dean, College of Business
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Amber Moon
Recessional March from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

Third ceremony: COE 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 Amber Moon, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Linda C. Montgomery, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Gloria G. Rodriguez; Founder, President, and CEO; AVANCE Family Support and Education Programs
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Amber Moon
Recessional March from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

Fourth ceremony: COLFA 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 Amber Moon, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Linda C. Montgomery, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Charles A. Gonzalez, U.S. House of Representatives, 20th District of Texas
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Amber Moon
Recessional March from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

MarshalsEdit

University MarshalsEdit

  • Robert J. Bayley
  • Ronald C. Binks
  • Stephen C. Brown
  • Joel G. Saegert

School of ArchitectureEdit

  • Jose Jimenez, School of Architecture
  • Jon H. Thompson, School of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Jan G. Clark, Department of Information Systems
  • Glenn B. Dietrich, Department of Information Systems
  • Mark T. Leung, Department of Management Science and Statistics
  • Anuradha Roy, Department of Management Science and Statistics
  • Ted D. Skekel, Department of Accounting
  • James C. Terry, Department of Accounting
  • Karen L. Williams, Department of Information Systems

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Maria E. Franquiz, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Georgia L. Johnston, Department of Health and Kinesiology
  • Susan Keehn, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ashley S. Love, Department of Health and Kinesiology
  • Howard L. Smith, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Wayne E. Wright, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

College of EngineeringEdit

  • James W. Frazer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Hai-Chao Han, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics
  • Fred W. Hudson, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Enos C. Inniss, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Sara D. DeTurk, Department of Communication
  • James R. Dykes, Department of Psychology
  • H. Paul LeBlanc, Department of Communication
  • Gary L. Mabry, Department of Music
  • Rodolfo Rosales, Department of Political Science and Geography
  • Christopher J. Wickham, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Moon-Gi Jeong, Department of Public Administration
  • Tanya L. Settles, Department of Criminal Justice

College of SciencesEdit

  • Candace M. Coyle, Department of Chemistry
  • David M. Johnson, Department of Chemistry
  • Kathleen M. Mittag, Department of Science and Mathematics Education
  • Alyson Ponomarenko, Department of Earth and Environmental Science

Faculty Stage Party RepresentativesEdit

School of ArchitectureEdit

  • Andrew Perez III, Associate Professor of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Yiuman Tse, Professor of Finance

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Alan R. Shoho, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Page A. Smith, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • David P. Thompson, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Amir Karimi, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Constance A. Lowe, Associate Professor of Art
  • Neil D. Maurer, Professor of Art
  • Kent T. Rush, Professor of Art

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Jerrell D. Coggburn, Associate Professor of Public Administration

College of SciencesEdit

  • Rajendra V. Boppana, Professor of Computer Science
  • James P. Chambers, Professor of Biology
  • Brenda J. Claiborne, Professor of Biology
  • Clyde F. Phelix, Associate Professor of Biology

Honors CollegeEdit

  • Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Mary E. McNaughton-Cassill, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Josephine Mendez-Negrete, Assistant Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Pamela C. Smith, Assistant Professor of Accounting

UTSA Brass EnsembleEdit

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

  • Amanda Balarin, Trumpet
  • Hugo Escobedo, Trumpet
  • Chris Gonzalez, Trumpet
  • Ed Rios, Trumpet
  • Shelley Ascolese, Horn
  • Juan-Carlos Campos, Horn
  • Casey Friday, Horn
  • Oscar Perez, Horn
  • Michael Higley, Trombone
  • Dennis Jasso, Trombone
  • Brooke Silverstein, Trombone
  • Travis Dierolf, Bass Trombone
  • Eduardo Vasquez, Euphonium
  • Francisco Moreno, Tuba
  • Justin Williams, Tuba
  • Chris Vlasek, Percussion[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "The December Commencement 2004". December 2004 Commencement brochure. Special Events Center. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
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