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The May 1998 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Spring 1998 semester. It featured two back-to-back ceremonies, one at 10:00 a.m. and one at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 in the Convocation Center.

ScheduleEdit

First ceremonyEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Ensemble
Master of Ceremonies Felix D. Almaraz, Jr., Professor of History, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Carey O'Rarden, Tenor
Greetings Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, President, UTSA
A. R. (Tony) Sanchez, Jr., Member, UT System Board of Regents
UTSA Brass Ensemble Festive Celebration by UTSA professor James S. Balentine
Commencement Address Diana Lam, Superintendent, [San Antonio Independent School District]
Conferring of Degrees Samuel A. Kirkpatrick
Welcome from Alumni Association Ingrid Barth Faris, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Carey O'Rarden
Recessional Allegro from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

Second ceremonyEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Ensemble
Master of Ceremonies William G. Mitchell, Associate Professor of Marketing, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Carey O'Rarden, Tenor
Greetings Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, President, UTSA
UTSA Brass Ensemble Festive Celebration by UTSA professor James S. Balentine
Commencement Address Diana Lam, Superintendent, [San Antonio Independent School District]
Conferring of Degrees Samuel A. Kirkpatrick
Welcome from Alumni Association Ingrid Barth Faris, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Carey O'Rarden
Recessional Allegro from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

MarshalsEdit

University MarshalsEdit

  • Hugh B. Maynard
  • Berry Sutherland

College of BusinessEdit

  • R. Mark Alford, Division of Accounting and Information Systems
  • Glenn B. Dietrich, Division of Accounting and Information Systems
  • Marshall K. Pitman, Division of Accounting and Information Systems
  • Gary C. Raffaele, Division of Management and Marketing

College of Fine Arts and HumanitiesEdit

  • Bridget A. Drinka, Division of English, Classics, Philosophy and Communication
  • W. Eugene George, Jr., Division of Architecture and Interior Design
  • Kellen K. McIntyre, Division of Visual Arts
  • John D. Vander Weg, Division of Music
  • Christopher J. Wickham, Division of Foreign Languages

College of Sciences and EngineeringEdit

  • David B. Jaffe, Division of Life Sciences
  • John V. McClusky, Division of Earth and Physical Sciences
  • Cheryl B. Schrader, Division of Engineering
  • Mary Lou Zeeman, Division of Mathematics and Statistics

College of Social and Behavioral SciencesEdit

  • Beverly B. Bunch, Division of Social and Policy Sciences
  • James R. Dykes, Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences
  • Bertha Perez, Division of Education
  • Thomas K. Ricento, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies[1]

UTSA Brass EnsembleEdit

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

  • Ray Diaz de Leon, Trumpet
  • Mariano Escobedo, Trumpet
  • Jessica Gonzalez, Trumpet
  • Daniel Lugo, Trumpet
  • Tom Settles, Trumpet
  • Braulio Amaro, French Horn
  • Daniel Fuentes, French Horn
  • Oscar Hernandez, French Horn
  • Debbie Seagraves, French Horn
  • Richard Gamble, Trombone
  • Rod Leonard, Trombone
  • Juan Garcia, Trombone
  • Amy Causey, Euphonium
  • Scott Erwin, Euphonium
  • Gabe Lopez, Tuba[1]

ReceptionsEdit

Each college held a reception for its graduates.

College Time Location
College of Business After second ceremony Business Building Second Floor Galeria
College of Sciences and Engineering After second ceremony Science Building Galeria
College of Fine Arts and Humanities After first ceremony Arts Building Galeria
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences After first ceremony HSS Galeria[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "The May Commencement 1998". May 1998 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
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