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The December 2009 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Summer 2009 and Fall 2009 semesters. It featured five ceremonies in the Convocation Center. The first was on Thursday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m., then Friday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m., and the others on Saturday, December 19 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 Tromba Music, Inc.
Master of Ceremonies John H. Frederick, Provost, UTSA
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Christopher I. Garcia, Baritone
Welcome from Alumni Association Rob Killen, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Christopher I. Garcia
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Second ceremony: COLFA 1 and COPPEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by Tromba Music, Inc.
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 Christopher I. Garcia, Baritone
Welcome from Alumni Association Rob Killen, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Christopher I. Garcia
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Third ceremony: COA and COLFA 2Edit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by Tromba Music, Inc.
Master of Ceremonies John H. Frederick, Provost, UTSA
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Christopher I. Garcia, Baritone
Welcome from Alumni Association Rob Killen, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Christopher I. Garcia
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Fourth ceremony: COBEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by Tromba Music, Inc.
Master of Ceremonies Keith W. Fairchild, Associate Professor of Finance, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Christopher I. Garcia, Baritone
Welcome from Alumni Association Rob Killen, 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
John Warren, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Technology Management, College of Business
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Christopher I. Garcia
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Fifth ceremony: COEHDEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by Tromba Music, Inc.
Master of Ceremonies John H. Frederick, Provost, UTSA
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Christopher I. Garcia, Baritone
Welcome from Alumni Association Rob Killen, 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 Christopher I. Garcia
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

MarshalsEdit

University MarshalsEdit

  • Rosalie N. Ambrosino
  • Ali Kanso El-Ghori
  • Martha A. Fasci
  • Gerald A. Juhnke
  • Efstathios E. Michaelides

College of ArchitectureEdit

  • Sue Ann Pemberton-Haugh, Department of Architecture
  • Hazem M. Rashed-Ali, Department of Architecture
  • Jon H. Thompson, Department of Architecture
  • John G. Webb, Department of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Julie R. Dahlquist, Department of Finance
  • Nandini Kannan, Department of Management Science and Statistics
  • Robert H. Lengle, Department of Management
  • Dennis M. Lopez, Department of Accounting
  • John P. McCray, Department of Management
  • John D. Merrifield, Department of Economics
  • Ted D. Skekel, Department of Accounting
  • Kefeng Xu, Department of Management Science and Statistics

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Thelma L. Duffey, Department of Counseling
  • Norma S. Guerra, Department of Educational Psychology
  • P. Elizabeth Pate, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning
  • Juliet M. Ray, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Alan R. Shoho, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Page A. Smith, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • David P. Thompson, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Elias Zambrano, Department of Counseling

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Athanassios T. Papagiannakis, Department of Civil Engineering
  • Manuel A. Diaz, Department of Civil Engineering
  • Heather J. Shipley, Department of Civil Engineering
  • John C. Simonis, Department of Mechanical Engineering

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Mark E. Allen, Department of English
  • Michael R. Baumann, Department of Psychology
  • John P. Bartkowski, Department of Sociology
  • Brian L. Davies, Department of History
  • Santiago Daydi-Tolson, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Sara D. DeTurk, Department of Communication
  • Richard C. Jones, Department of Political Science and Geography
  • John S. Millican, Department of Music

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Roger Enriquez, Department of Criminal Justice
  • Richard D. Hartley, Department of Criminal Justice
  • Corey S. Sparks, Department of Demography and Organization Studies
  • P. Johnelle Sparks, Department of Demography and Organization Studies

College of SciencesEdit

  • Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez, Department of Biology
  • Janis K. Bush, Department of Environmental Sciences
  • Craig T. Jordan, Department of Biology
  • Betty S. Travis, Department of Mathematics

Faculty Stage Party RepresentativesEdit

College of ArchitectureEdit

  • Diane B. Hays, Senior Lecturer of Architecture
  • Taeg K. Nishimoto, Professor of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Lalatendu Misra, Professor of Finance
  • Ronald C. Rutherford, Professor of Finance
  • Yiuman Tse, Professor of Finance
  • John K. Wald, Associate Professor of Finance

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Bruce G. Barnett, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Felicia M. Briscoe, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Beth A. Durodoye, Professor of Counseling
  • Marcheta Evans, Associate Professor of Counseling
  • Juliet Langman, Associate Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Maricela A. Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Armando L. Trujillo, Assistant Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Sos S. Agaian, Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • G. Alberto Arroyo, Professor of Civil Engineering
  • Sazzad Bin-Shafique, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
  • Mo Jamshidi, Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Eugene B. John, Professor of Electrical Engineering

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Norma Cantú, Professor of English
  • Carolyn L. Ehardt, Professor of Anthropology
  • Ken D. Little, Professor of Art
  • Constance A. Lowe, Associate Professor of Art
  • Richard X. Martinez, Assistant Professor of Art
  • Jeanne Campbell Reesman, Professor of English
  • Sonia Saldivar-Hull, Professor of English
  • Linda T. Woodson, Professor of English

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Francine Sanders Romero, Associate Professor of Public Administration

College of SciencesEdit

  • Arturo A. Ayon, Associate Professor of Physics
  • Stephan B. Bach, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Rajendra V. Boppana, Professor of Computer Science
  • James P. Chambers, Professor of Biology
  • G. Jalani Chaudry, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Chonglin Chen, Professor of Physics
  • Weldon W. Hammond, Professor of Geological Sciences
  • Turgay Korkmaz, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Martha J. Lundell, Associate Professor of Biology
  • John McCarrey, Professor of Biology
  • Ghezai T. Musie, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Jianwei Niu, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Dhiraj K. Sardar, Professor of Physics
  • Janakiram Seshu, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Yufeng Wang, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Carola Wenk, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Gregory B. White, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • William H. Winsborough, Professor of Computer Science

Honors CollegeEdit

  • Robert M. Baron, Professor of Architecture
  • Ann R. Eisenberg, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Cynthia A. Lengnick-Hall, Professor of Management
  • David M. Senseman, Associate Professor of Biology

UTSA Mariachi Los PaisanosEdit

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

  • Raul J. Abrego, Guitar
  • John Harris, Guitar
  • Evaristo Rangel, Trumpet
  • Robert Santos, Trumpet
  • Jesús Martinez, Vihuela
  • Sonia Marín, Violin
  • José Martinez, Violin
  • Mario Muñoz, Violin
  • Ruben R. Orduño, Violin
  • Richard D. Ramirez, Violin
  • Julian Tello Jr., Violin[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "The December Commencement 2009". December 2009 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Events Center. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
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