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The December 2005 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Summer 2005 and Fall 2005 semesters. It featured five ceremonies in the Convocation Center. The first was on Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m., then Friday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m., and the others on Saturday, December 17 at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

This semester marks the first time commencement has ever spanned five ceremonies. It also was the first semester to not have any college receptions after the ceremonies.

ScheduleEdit

First 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., Peter T. Flawn Professor of History, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Deanita Diaz, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
John W. Barnhill Jr. Member, UT System Board of Regents; retired Executive Vice President, Blue Bell Creameries
Welcome from Alumni Association Linda C. Montgomery, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Guy H. Bailey, Provost and Executive Vice President, UTSA
Conferring of Degrees John W. Barnhill Jr.
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Deanita Diaz
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Second ceremony: COLFAEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Ensemble
Master of Ceremonies Felix D. Almaraz Jr., Peter T. Flawn Professor of History, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Deanita Diaz, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Cyndi Taylor Krier, Vice Chairman, UT System Board of Regents
Welcome from Alumni Association Linda C. Montgomery, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Antonio O. Garza Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Deanita Diaz
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Third ceremony: COEHDEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Ensemble
Master of Ceremonies Felix D. Almaraz Jr., Peter T. Flawn Professor of History, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Deanita Diaz, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Cyndi Taylor Krier, Vice Chairman, UT System Board of Regents
Welcome from Alumni Association Linda C. Montgomery, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Raymund A. Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education, THECB
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Deanita Diaz
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Fourth ceremony: COA and COB 1Edit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Ensemble
Master of Ceremonies Felix D. Almaraz Jr., Peter T. Flawn Professor of History, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Deanita Diaz, Soprano
Welcome from Alumni Association Linda C. Montgomery, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Elizabeth Ames Jones, Chairman, Railroad Commission of Texas
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Announcer, Grad Students Diane B. Walz, Associate Dean, College of Business
Announcer, Undergrads Consuelo Ramirez, Assistant Dean, College of Business
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Deanita Diaz
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Fifth ceremony: COB 2 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., Peter T. Flawn Professor of History, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Deanita Diaz, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Linda C. Montgomery, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Hope Andrade, Commissioner, TxDOT
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Announcer, Grad Students Diane B. Walz, Associate Dean, College of Business
Announcer, Undergrads Consuelo Ramirez, Assistant Dean, College of Business
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Deanita Diaz
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

MarshalsEdit

University MarshalsEdit

  • Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez
  • Robert J. Bayley
  • Ronald C. Binks
  • Dianna Rahm
  • Joel G. Saegert

College of ArchitectureEdit

  • Susan B. Lanford, College of Architecture
  • Sue Ann Pemberton-Haugh, College of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Michael T. Anderson, Department of Management Science and Statistics
  • Gary L. Bridges, Department of Accounting
  • Russell F. Briner, Department of Accounting
  • Thomas F. Cannon, Department of Marketing
  • Jan G. Clark, Department of Information Systems
  • Daniel R. Hollas, Department of Economics
  • Mark T. Leung, Department of Management Science and Statistics
  • Tina M. Lowrey, Department of Marketing
  • Pamela C. Smith, Department of Accounting
  • Raydel Tullous, Department of Management Science and Statistics
  • Sandra T. Welch, Department of Accounting
  • Karen L. Williams, Department of Information Systems

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Elizabeth de la Portilla, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Marcheta Evans, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Adult and Higher Education
  • Norma S. Guerra, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Adult and Higher Education
  • Michael J. Karcher, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Adult and Higher Education
  • Elizabeth Murakami-Ramalho, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Bertha Perez, Professor of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • Georgia N.L. Johnston Polacek, Department of Health and Kinesiology
  • John Q. Zhang, Department of Health and Kinesiology

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Alberto Arroyo, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Thomas J. Connolly, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics
  • Fred W. Hudson, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Yesh P. Singh, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Mark E. Allen, Department of English, Classics, and Philosophy
  • James R. Dykes, Department of Psychology
  • Richard A. Gambitta, Department of Political Science and Geography
  • Robert J. Hard, Department of Anthropology
  • William S. McCrary, Department of Music
  • Kent T. Rush, Department of Art and Art History
  • Judith B. Sobre, Department of Art and Art History
  • Kenton T. Wilkinson, Department of Communication

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 C. Mittag, Department of Science and Math Education
  • Alyson Ponomarenko, Department of Earth and Environmental Science

Faculty Stage Party RepresentativesEdit

College of ArchitectureEdit

  • Mahesh Senagala, Associate Professor of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Mark L. Lengnick-Hall, Professor of Management
  • Yiuman Tse, Professor of Finance

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Carolyn L. Kessler, Professor Emeritus of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Juliet L. Langman, Associate Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Raymond V. Padilla, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Alan R. Shoho, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Page A. Smith, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Richard H. French, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Richard A. Armendariz, Assistant Professor of Art
  • Constance A. Lowe, Associate Professor of Art
  • Richard Martinez, Assistant Professor of Art

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Ruben Martinez, Professor of Public Administration

College of SciencesEdit

  • Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Biology
  • James P. Chambers, Professor of Biology
  • Andrew O. Martinez, Professor of Biology
  • Joe L. Martinez, Professor of Biology

Honors CollegeEdit

  • Stuart J. Birnbaum, Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Science
  • Carmen H. Fies, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • Cynthia A. Lengnick-Hall, Professor of Management
  • Srinivasan V. Rao, Associate Professor of Information Systems
  • William R. Sutton, Senior Lecturer of History

MusiciansEdit

UTSA Brass EnsembleEdit

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

  • Amanda Balarin, Trumpet
  • Hugo Escobedo, Trumpet
  • Carlos Gonzalez, Trumpet
  • Ed Rios, Trumpet
  • Brandon Winters, Trumpet
  • Juan-Carlos Campos, Horn
  • Cameron Carnes, Horns
  • Casey Friday, Horn
  • Alysia Gist, Horn
  • Yvonne Vasquez, Horn
  • Michael Higley, Trombone
  • James Matthews, Trombone
  • Frank Ogo, Trombone
  • Gerardo Garcia, Euphonium
  • Ralph Alvarado, Tuba
  • Justin Williams, Tuba
  • Chris Vlasek, Timpani[1]

UTSA Mariachi Los PaisanosEdit

UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos was conducted by Jose R. Torres.

  • John Harris, Guitar
  • Charles Wood, Guitar
  • Matthew Bernard, Guitarron
  • Carlos Gutierrez, Guitarron
  • Cassandra Finnegan, Harp
  • Amada Luz Castillo, Trumpet
  • Eddie Rios, Trumpet
  • Dolores Samaniego, Vihuela
  • Jose L. Flores, Violin
  • Rebecca Pichardo, Violin
  • Heliodoro Reyna, Violin
  • Maria Elena Rodriguez, Violin
  • Celia Salazar, Violin
  • Carlos Torres, Violin
  • Yvonne Vasquez, Violin

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "The December Commencement 2005". December 2005 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
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