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The May 2002 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Spring 2002 semester. It featured three back-to-back ceremonies in the Convocation Center on Saturday, May 11 at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m., reverting back to the schedule of the December 2000 Commencement. Each ceremony was followed by a reception in the East Wing of the University Center.

ScheduleEdit

First ceremony: COEHD 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., Professor of History, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by April Hufty, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Commencement Address Gale A. Norton, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Welcome from Alumni Association R. Rene Escobedo, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by April Hufty
Recessional March from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

Second ceremony: COLFA 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., Professor of History, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by April Hufty, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Commencement Address Ed Garza, San Antonio Mayor
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Welcome from Alumni Association R. Rene Escobedo, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by April Hufty
Recessional March from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

Third ceremony: COB and COEEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by UTSA Brass Ensemble
Master of Ceremonies R. Mark Alford, Associate Professor of Accounting, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by April Hufty, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Commencement Address Marian Sokol, Founder, Any Baby Can
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Welcome from Alumni Association R. Rene Escobedo, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by April Hufty
Recessional March from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

MarshalsEdit

This semester marks a continuation of the transition from divisions to departments.

University MarshalsEdit

  • Weldon W. Hammond Jr.
  • Heywood T. Sanders
  • Chia-Shun Shih

College of BusinessEdit

  • Glenn B. Dietrich, Department of Information Systems
  • Dale B. Truett, Department of Economics
  • Sandra T. Welch, Department of Accounting
  • Bennie J. Wilson III, Department of Management

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Blanche Desjean-Perrotta, Division of Interdisciplinary Studies and Curriculum and Development
  • Georgia L. Johnston, Department of Health and Kinesiology
  • Marie A. Miranda, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • John Zhang, Department of Health and Kinesiology

College of EngineeringEdit

  • James W. Frazer, Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • John B. Lenox, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics
  • A.C. Rogers, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics
  • John C. Simonis, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Paul T. Alessi, Department of English, Classics and Philosophy
  • Ann R. Eisenberg, Division of Psychology
  • Julius M. Gribou, School of Architecture
  • Sheila K. Johnson, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Rodolfo Rosales, Department of Political Science and Geography
  • James C. Schneider, Department of History

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Jeffrey M. Cancino, Department of Criminal Justice
  • Jerrell D. Coggburn, Department of Public Administration

College of SciencesEdit

  • Deborah L. Armstrong, Department of Biology
  • Stephen C. Brown, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Jose N. Iovino, Department of Mathematics
  • Neal R. Wagner, Department of Computer Science
  • Judith A. Walmsley, Department of Chemistry

Faculty Stage Party RepresentativesEdit

  • COB: Diane B. Walz, Associate Professor of Information Systems
  • COEHD: Raymond Padilla, Professor of Instructional Leadership
  • COE: Amir Karimi, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics
  • COLFA: Harvey J. Graff, Professor of History
  • COPP: Chris G. Reddick, Assistant Professor of Public Administration
  • COS: Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
  • COS: Richard G. Le Baron, Associate Professor of Cell/Molecular

UTSA Brass EnsembleEdit

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

  • Ray Diaz De Leon, Trumpet
  • Mariano Escobedo, Trumpet
  • Ericka Fonseca, Trumpet
  • Scott Heskew, Trumpet
  • Laurie Lammons, Trumpet
  • Joseph Pacheco, Trumpet
  • Edwardo Rios, Trumpet
  • Shelly Ascolese, Horn
  • Patricia Fitzgerald, Horn
  • Richard Ramirez, Horn
  • Paul Wadlington, Horn
  • Brandon Davison, Trombone
  • Tom Esperiqueta, Trombone
  • Dennis Jasso, Trombone
  • George Saenz, Trombone
  • Richard Wall, Trombone
  • John Heidgerken, Euphonium
  • Michael Woods, Tuba
  • Bethany Hirota, Timpani[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The May Commencement 2002". May 2002 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
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