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The December 2008 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Summer 2008 and Fall 2008 semesters. It featured five ceremonies in the Convocation Center. The first was on Thursday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m., then Friday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m., and the others on Saturday, December 20 at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

ScheduleEdit

First ceremony: COE and COSEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Quintet
Master of Ceremonies David M. Senseman, Associate Professor of Biology, College of Sciences
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Michelle Lange, Soprano
Welcome from Alumni Association Daniel T. Zimmermann, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Announcer COE Athanassios T. Papagiannakis, Professor of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering
Announcer COS David M. Senseman
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Michelle Lange
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Second ceremony: COEHDEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Quintet
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
Welcome from Alumni Association Daniel T. Zimmermann, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Michelle Lange
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Third ceremony: COLFA 1 and COPPEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Quintet
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
Welcome from Alumni Association Daniel T. Zimmermann, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Michelle Lange
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Fourth ceremony: COB 1 and COLFA 2Edit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Quintet
Master of Ceremonies Keith W. Fairchild, Associate Professor of Finance, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Michelle Lange, Soprano
Welcome from Alumni Association Daniel T. Zimmermann, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
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, COLFA Steven R. Levitt, Associate Professor of Communication, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Michelle Lange
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Fifth ceremony: COA and [[COB] 2

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Quintet
Master of Ceremonies Keith W. Fairchild, Associate Professor of Finance, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Michelle Lange, Soprano
Welcome from Alumni Association Daniel T. Zimmermann, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Announcer, COA Mark A. Blizard, Associate Professor of Architecture, College of Architecture
Announcer, COB Grad Students Diane B. Walz, Associate Dean, College of Business
Announcer, COB Undergrads Lisa J. Montoya, Associate Dean, College of Business
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Michelle Lange
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

MarshalsEdit

University MarshalsEdit

  • Ronald L. Bagley
  • R. J. David Frego
  • Michael J. Gilbert
  • Daniel R. Hollas
  • Bertha Perez

College of ArchitectureEdit

  • John H. Alexander, Department of Architecture
  • Sue Ann Pemberton-Haugh, Department of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Thomas F. Cannon, Department of Marketing
  • Glenn B. Dietrich, Department of Information Systems and Technology Management
  • James E. Groff, Department of Accounting
  • Mark T. Leung, Department of Management Science and Statistics
  • Joel G. Saegert, Department of Marketing
  • David H. Silvera, Department of Marketing
  • Ted D. Skekel, Department of Accounting
  • Marye C. Tharp, Department of Marketing
  • Stephen E. Werling, Department of Management
  • Veronda F. Willis, Department of Accounting

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Felecia M. Briscoe, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Blanche Desjean-Perrotta, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • Marcheta Evans, Department of Counseling
  • Norma S. Guerra, Department of Counseling
  • Josephine Mendez-Negrete, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Elizabeth Murakami Ramalho, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Shannon J. Sauro, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Alan R. Shoho, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Thomas J. Connolly, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Efstathios E. Michaelides, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dawnlee J. Roberson, Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Jose Weissmann, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Paul T. Alessi, Department of Philosophy
  • Bridget A. Drinka, Department of English
  • Ann R. Eisenberg, Department of Psychology
  • Mansour El-Kikhia, Department of Political Science and Geography
  • Laura J. Levi, Department of Anthropology
  • Gregory G. Manley, Department of Psychology
  • Viviana C. Rojas, Department of Communication
  • Kent T. Rush, Department of Art
  • James C. Schneider, Department of History

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Richard D. Hartley, Department of Criminal Justice
  • John D. McCluskey, Department of Criminal Justice
  • Tanya L. Settles, Department of Criminal Justice

College of SciencesEdit

  • Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez, Department of Biology
  • Janis K. Bush, Department of Environmental Sciences
  • Kathleen C. Mittag, Department of Mathematics
  • Betty S. Travis, Department of Mathematics

Faculty Stage Party RepresentativesEdit

College of ArchitectureEdit

  • Gayle Nicholl, Associate Professor of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Pamela C. Smith, Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Karan Bhanot, Associate Professor of Finance

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Bruce G. Barnett, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Ellen R. Clark, Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Thelma L. Duffey, Professor of Counseling
  • Maria E. Franquiz, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Marie A. Miranda, Associate Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Raymond V. Padilla, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Page A. Smith, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Wayne E. Wright, Associate Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Sos S. Agaian, Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Anson J. Ong, Professor of Biomedical Engineering

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Ronald C. Binks, Professor of Art
  • Norma Cantu, Professor of English
  • LaGuana Gray, Assistant Professor of History
  • Dennis Olsen, Professor of Art
  • Sonia Saldivar-Hull, Professor of English

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Jerome P. Keating, Professor of Demography and Organization Studies

College of SciencesEdit

  • Stephan B. H. Bach, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Mathew J. Gdovin, Associate Professor of Biology
  • David M. Johnson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Garry Sunter, Associate Professor of Biology
  • O. W. Van Auken, Professor of Biology
  • Hongjie Xie, Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences

Honors CollegeEdit

  • Marian A. Aitches, Senior Lecturer of History
  • Robert M. Baron, Professor of Architecture
  • Richard A. Diem, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Srinivasan V. Rao, Associate Professor of Information Systems
  • Eric R. Swanson, Professor of Geological Sciences

UTSA Mariachi Los PaisanosEdit

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

  • Stephanie Estrada, Guitar
  • John Harris, Guitar
  • Manuel A. Posada, Guitar
  • Martin Sanchez Jr., Guitarron
  • John Padilla, Trumpet
  • Evaristo E. Rangel, Trumpet
  • Laura Vega, Trumpet
  • Jesus Martinez, Vihuela
  • Joshua Zepeda, Vihuela
  • Ruben R. Gonzalez, Violin
  • Rebecca Pichardo, Violin
  • Daisy Rios, Violin
  • Luis C. Robles, Violin
  • Carlos Torres, Violin
  • Christina J. Trongone, Violin
  • Mario E. Zavala, Violin[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "The December Commencement 2008". December 2008 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Events Center. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
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