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The December 2006 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Summer 2006 and Fall 2006 semesters. It featured five ceremonies in the Convocation Center. The first was on Thursday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m., then Friday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m., and the others on Saturday, December 16 at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

ScheduleEdit

First ceremony: COLFA 1 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 Michelle Lange, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Rosalie N. Ambrosino, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, UTSA
Commencement Address Rosalie N. Ambrosino, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, UTSA
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Michelle Lange
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Second ceremony: COLFA 2 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 Michelle Lange, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address David J. McComas, Senior Executive Director, Southwest Research Institute, Space Science and Engineering Division
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Michelle Lange
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Third ceremony: COB 1 and COEEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Ensemble
Master of Ceremonies Rodolpho Sandoval, Associate Professor of Law, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Michelle Lange, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Lissa A. Martinez, PE
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Announcer, COB Grad Students Diane B. Walz, Associate Dean, College of Business
Announcer, COB Undergrads Lisa J. Montoya, Assistant Dean, College of Business
Announcer, COE G. Alberto Arroyo, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Michelle Lange
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Fourth ceremony: COA and COB 2Edit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Ensemble
Master of Ceremonies Rodolpho Sandoval, Associate Professor of Law, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Michelle Lange, Soprano
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Diane D. Rath, Chair and Commissioner Representing the Public Texas Workforce Commission
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Announcer, COA Felix D. Almaraz Jr., Peter T. Flawn Professor of History, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Announcer, COB Grad Students Diane B. Walz, Associate Dean, College of Business
Announcer, COB Undergrads Lisa J. Montoya, Assistant Dean, College of Business
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Michelle Lange
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Fifth 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 Michelle Lange, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address David Dewhurst, Lieutenant Governor of Texas
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Michelle Lange
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

MarshalsEdit

University MarshalsEdit

  • Dennis T. Haynes
  • Daniel R. Hollas
  • Gerald A. Juhnke
  • George R. Negrete
  • Sue Ann Pemberton-Haugh

College of ArchitectureEdit

  • Eduardo Garcia, Department of Architecture
  • Mahesh Senagala, Department of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Thomas F. Cannon, Department of Marketing
  • Darla C. Kenward, Department of Management Science and Statistics
  • Mark T. Leung, Department of Management Science and Statistics
  • John P. McCray, Department of Management
  • David H. Silvera, Department of Marketing
  • Ted D. Skekel, Department of Accounting
  • Ray H. Teske, Department of Management
  • Marye C. Tharp, Department of Marketing
  • Karen L. Williams, Department of Information Systems and Technology Management
  • Stephen E. Werling, Department of Management

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • William H. Cooke, Department of Health and Kinesiology
  • Donovan L. Fogt, Department of Health and Kinesiology
  • Norma S. Guerra, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Adult and Higher Education
  • Georgia N. L. Johnston Polacek, Department of Health and Kinesiology
  • Elizabeth Murakami-Ramalho, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Patricia Sanchez, Division of Bicultural and Bilingual Studies
  • Wayne E. Wright, Division of Bicultural and Bilingual Studies
  • Zenong Yin, Department of Health and Kinesiology

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Hai-Chao Han, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Fred W. Hudson Jr., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Clifford A. Moses, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dawnlee J. Roberson, Department of Biomedical Engineering

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Margaret W. Batschelet, Department of Communication
  • Steven R. Boyd, Department of History
  • James D. Calder, Department of Political Science and Geography
  • Carolyn L. Ehardt, Department of Anthropology
  • Richard Lewis Jr., Department of Sociology
  • Gregory G. Manley, Department of Psychology
  • Francisco Marcos-Marin, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
  • John P. Nix, Department of Music
  • Cherylon Robinson, Department of Sociology
  • John J. Silantien, Department of Music

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Renee D. Nank, Department of Public Administration
  • Dianne Rahm, Department of Public Administration

College of SciencesEdit

  • Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez, Department of Biology
  • Candace M. Coyle, Department of Chemistry
  • David M. Johnson, Department of Chemistry
  • Kathleen C. Mittag, Department of Mathematics

Faculty Stage Party RepresentativesEdit

College of ArchitectureEdit

  • Marc A. Giaccardo, Associate Professor of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Jan G. Clark, Professor of Information Systems and Technology Management
  • Glenn B. Dietrich, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Technology Management
  • Dennis J. Duchon, Professor of Management
  • Palani-Rajan Kadapakkam, Professor of Finance
  • Cynthia A. Lengnick-Hall, Professor of Management
  • Lalatendu Misra, Professor of Finance
  • Donde L. Plowman, Professor of Management
  • Austin L. Reitenga, Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Bennie J. Wilson III, Senior Lecturer of Management

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Robert J. Bayley, Professor of Bicultural and Bilingual Studies
  • Encarnacion Garza Jr., Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Josephine Mendez-Negrete, Associate Professor of Bicultural and Bilingual 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

  • C. L. Philip Chen, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Yufei Huang, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Eugene B. John, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Wei-Ming Lin, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Chunjiang Qian, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Sonja L. Lanehart, Endowed Chair, Department of English, Classics and Philosophy
  • Ken D. Little, Professor of Art
  • Constance A. Lowe, Associate Professor of Art
  • Neil Maurer, Professor of Art
  • Dennis Olsen, Professor of Art
  • Kent T. Rush, Professor of Art

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • J. Mitchell Miller, Professor of Criminal Justice

College of SciencesEdit

  • Thomas C. Bylander, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Brian E. Derrick, Associate Professor of Neurobiology
  • Martha J. Lundell, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Marilyn Y. McGinnis, Research Professor of Biology
  • Clyde F. Phelix, Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Garry Sunter, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Qi Tian, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Honors CollegeEdit

  • Richard A. Gambitta, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Joel G. Saegert, Professor of Marketing
  • Valerie M. Sponsel, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Thomas A. Thomson, Professor of Finance[1]

UTSA Mariachi Los PaisanosEdit

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

  • Beatriz A. Delgado, Guitar
  • Laura Cabrera, Guitarron
  • Jezziel Barrera, Harp
  • Jay Berrones, Trumpet
  • Miriam Solalinde, Trumpet
  • Raymond Flores, Vihuela
  • Aida Paola Conti, Violin
  • Stephanie Hernandez, Violin
  • Maribel Orona, Violin
  • Rebecca Pichardo, Violin[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "The December Commencement 2006". December 2006 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Events Center. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
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