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The December 2007 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Summer 2007 and Fall 2007 semesters. It featured five ceremonies in the Convocation Center. The first was on Thursday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m., then Friday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m., and the others on Saturday, December 15 at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

ScheduleEdit

First ceremony: COB 1 and COEEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Ensemble
Master of Ceremonies Keith W. Fairchild, Associate Professor of Finance, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Jillian Cox, 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 Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Milton B. Lee, General Manager and CEO, CPS Energy
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Announcer COB Grad Students Diane B. Walz, Associate Dean, College of Business
Announcer COB Undergrads Lisa J. Montoya, Associate Dean, College of Business
Announcer COE Harry R. Millwater Jr., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Jillian Cox
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Second ceremony: COB 2Edit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Ensemble
Master of Ceremonies Keith W. Fairchild, Associate Professor of Finance, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Jillian Cox, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Linda C. Montgomery, President, JLM Marketing
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Announcer, Grad Students Diane B. Walz, Associate Dean, College of Business
Announcer, Undergrads Lisa J. Montoya, Associate Dean, College of Business
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Jillian Cox
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 Jillian Cox, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Sarah E. Moten, Education Division Chief, US Agency for International Development's Africa Bureau
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Jillian Cox
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Fourth ceremony: COA, 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 Jillian Cox, Soprano
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Julius M. Gribou, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, UTSA
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Jillian Cox
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Fifth ceremony: COLFA 2 and [[COS]

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 Jillian Cox, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Alan E. Craven, Professor Emeritus, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Jillian Cox
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

MarshalsEdit

University MarshalsEdit

  • Raymond R. Baird
  • Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez
  • Bruce G. Barnett
  • Daniel R. Hollas
  • Athanassios T. Papagiannakis

College of ArchitectureEdit

  • Andrew Perez III, Department of Architecture
  • Irina Solovyova, Department of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Thomas F. Cannon, Department of Marketing
  • Glenn B. Dietrich, Department of Information Systems and Technology Management
  • Mark T. Leung, Department of Management Science and Statistics
  • Anuradha Roy, Department of Management Science and Statistics
  • Joel G. Saegert, Department of Marketing
  • Rodolpho Sandoval, Department of Management
  • David H. Silvera, Department of Marketing
  • Ted D. Skekel, Department of Accounting
  • Raymond H. Teske, Department of Management
  • Marye C. Tharp, Department of Marketing
  • Dale B. Truett, Department of Economics
  • Stephen E. Werling, Department of Management

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Donovan L. Fogt, Department of Health and Kinesiology
  • Norma S. Guerra, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Adult and Higher Education
  • Nancy K. Martin, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Adult and Higher Education
  • Elizabeth Murakami Ramalho, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Elsa C. Ruiz, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • Shannon J. Sauro, Division of Bicultural and Bilingual Studies
  • Alan R. Shoho, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Zenong Yin, Department of Health and Kinesiology

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Thomas J. Connolly, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Brian Kelley, 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

  • Gabriel A. Acevedo, Department of Sociology
  • Paul T. Alessi, Department of English, Classics and Philosophy
  • Mark E. Allen, Department of English, Classics and Philosophy
  • Thad Q. Bartlett, Department of Anthropology
  • H. Paul LeBlanc, Department of Communication
  • Gregory G. Manley, Department of Psychology
  • William S. McCrary, Department of Music
  • Christopher J. Wickham, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Richard J. Harris, Department of Social Work
  • Jerome P. Keating, Department of Demography and Organization Studies
  • Tanya L. Settles, Department of Criminal Justice

College of SciencesEdit

  • Janis K. Bush, Department of Geological Sciences
  • Grant N. Merrill, Department of Chemistry
  • Francis A. Norman, Department of Mathematics
  • Betty S. Travis, Department of Mathematics

Faculty Stage Party RepresentativesEdit

College of ArchitectureEdit

  • Maggie Valentine, Professor of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Jan G. Clark, Professor of Information Systems
  • James E. Groff, Professor of Accounting
  • Mark A. Lengnick-Hall, Professor of Management
  • Srinivasan V. Rao, Associate Professor of Information Systems

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Felecia M. Briscoe, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Marcheta Evans, Associate Professor of Counseling
  • Encarnacion Garza Jr., Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Juliet Langman, Associate Professor of Bicultural and Bilingual Studies
  • Page A. Smith, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • David P. Thompson, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Sos S. Agaian, Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • David Akopian, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • C. L. Philip Chen, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Paul Cotae, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Artyom Grigoryan, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Yufei Huang, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Wei-Ming Lin, Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • G. V. S. Raju, Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Mehdi Shadaram, Professor of Electrical Engineering

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Richard A. Armendariz, Assistant Professor of Art
  • Ken D. Little, Professor of Art
  • Richard Martinez, Assistant Professor of Art
  • Neil Maurer, Professor of Art
  • Joycelyn Moody, Sue E. Denman Distinguished Chair in American Literature
  • Dennis Olsen, Professor of Art

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • J. Mitchell Miller, Professor of Criminal Justice

College of SciencesEdit

  • Chonglin Chen, Associate Professor of Physics
  • Alan R. Dutton, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences
  • Luis S. Haro, Professor of Biology
  • Richard G. LeBaron, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Martha J. Lundell, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Joe L. Martinez, Professor of Biology
  • John McCarrey, Professor of Biology
  • Kyle E. Murray, Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences
  • Clyde F. Phelix, Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Robert D. Renthal, Professor of Biology
  • Garry Sunter, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Andrew T. Tsin, Professor of Biology
  • Dakai Zhu, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Honors CollegeEdit

  • Kolleen M. Guy, Associate Professor of History
  • Fred W. Hudson, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Daniel Tablada, Lecturer I of Marketing

UTSA Mariachi Los PaisanosEdit

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

  • Claudia Franco, Guitar
  • John Harris, Guitar
  • Akuchii Iwunze, Harp
  • José A. Guajardo, Trumpet
  • Evaristo E. Rangel, Trumpet
  • Jesus Martinez, Vihuela
  • Rebecca Pichardo, Violin
  • Mary Catherine Sughrue, Violin
  • Carlos Torres, Violin
  • Christina Trongone, Violin
  • Yvonne Vasquez, Violin
  • Anastasia Wilkins, Violin[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "The December Commencement 2007". December 2007 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Events Center. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
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