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The May 2003 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Spring 2003 semester. It featured three back-to-back ceremonies in the Convocation Center on Saturday, May 10 at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. Each ceremony was followed by a reception in the East Wing of the University Center.

Ken Mercer, the speaker at the first ceremony was not only a UTSA alumnus (1980) but was later Alumnus of the Year in 2005. Yvonne Katz, the speaker at the third ceremony was actually in UTSA's first graduating class (1974) and was UTSA's first Alumni Association president.

ScheduleEdit

First ceremony: COLFA, COPP, and SOAEdit

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 Rosalie Osborn, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Commencement Address Ken Mercer, State Representative, District 117
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Welcome from Alumni Association Albert E. Estrada, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Rosalie Osborn
Recessional March from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

Second 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 Rosalie Osborn, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Commencement Address Hector V. Barreto, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Welcome from Alumni Association Albert E. Estrada, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Rosalie Osborn
Recessional March from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

Third 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 Rosalie Osborn, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Commencement Address Yvonne Katz, Superintendent of Schools, Spring Branch ISD
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Welcome from Alumni Association Albert E. Estrada, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Rosalie Osborn
Recessional March from Water Music by George Frideric Handel[1]

MarshalsEdit

University MarshalsEdit

  • Stephen C. Brown
  • Amir Karimi
  • Dianne Rahm

School of ArchitectureEdit

  • Jose Jimenez, School of Architecture
  • Andrew Perez, School of Architecture
  • Jon H. Thompson, School of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Rodolpho Sandoval, Department of Management
  • Ted D. Skekel, Department of Accounting
  • Dale B. Truett, Department of Economics
  • Gregory B. White, Department of Information Systems

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Georgia L. Johnston, Department of Health and Kinesiology
  • Josephine Mendez-Negrete, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Alan R. Shoho, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Howard L. Smith, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

College of EngineeringEdit

  • John F. Burgin, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • James W. Frazer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Enos C. Inniss, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • A.C. Rogers, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Thad Q. Bartlett, Department of Anthropology
  • Deborah A. Manning, Department of Communication
  • Kellen K. McIntyre, Department of Art and Art History
  • Frank Pino, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Jeffrey M. Cancino, Department of Criminal Justice
  • Christopher G. Reddick, Department of Public Administration

College of SciencesEdit

  • Candace M. Coyle, Department of Chemistry
  • Jose N. Iovino, Department of Applied Mathematics
  • Martha J. Lundell, Department of Biology
  • Betty S. Travis, Department of Science and Math Education

Faculty Stage Party RepresentativesEdit

School of ArchitectureEdit

  • Mark A. Blizzard, Assistant Professor of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Su Zhou, Associate Professor of Economics

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Ellen Riojas Clark, Associate Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Jahan G. Eftekhar, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Linda Poetschke, Associate Professor of Music

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Roger Enriquez, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

College of SciencesEdit

  • J. Aaron Cassill, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Anthony T. Chronopoulos, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Joe L. Martinez Jr., Professor of Biology

Honors CollegeEdit

  • J. Aaron Cassill, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Glenn B. Dietrich, Associate Professor of Information Systems
  • Ann R. Eisenberg, Associate Professor of Psychology

UTSA Brass EnsembleEdit

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

  • Amanda Balarin, Trumpet
  • Edward Delgado, Trumpet
  • Scott Heskew, Trumpet
  • Robert Perez, Trumpet
  • Edwardo Rios, Trumpet
  • Shelley Ascolese, Horn
  • Kelsey Lien, Horn
  • Joe Lunstrum, Horn
  • Oscar Perez, Horn
  • Brandon Davison, Trombone
  • Dennis Jasso, Trombone
  • Michael Moore, Trombone
  • George Saenz, Bass Trombone
  • Frank Ogo, Bass Trombone
  • John Heidgerken, Euphonium
  • Michael Woods, Tuba
  • Luis Ramos, String Bass
  • Janet Saenz, Percussion[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The May Commencement 2003". May 2003 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Collections UA 01.01 Box 3. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
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