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The May 2007 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Spring 2007 and Summer 2007 semesters. It featured five ceremonies in the Convocation Center. They were Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 12 at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

ScheduleEdit

First ceremony: COLFA 1 and COPPEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by 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 Rebecca Johnson, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Rosalie N. Ambrosino, Provost, UTSA
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Rebecca Johnson
Recessional Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Second ceremony: COEHD 1 and COLFA 2Edit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by 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 Rebecca Johnson, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Thomas A. Stephenson, President, San Antonio Express-News
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Rebecca Johnson
Recessional Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Third ceremony: COEHD 2Edit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by 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 Rebecca Johnson, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Art A. Hall, City Councilman, San Antonio District 9
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Rebecca Johnson
Recessional Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Fourth ceremony: COB 1 and COSEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by Brass Quintet
Master of Ceremonies Rodolpho Sandoval, Associate Professor of Law, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Rebecca Johnson, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Arthur R. Emerson, Chairman and CEO, GRE Creative Communications
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Announcer, COB Grad Students Diane B. Walz, Associate Dean, College of Business
Announcer, COB Undergrads Lisa J. Montoya, Assistant Dean, College of Business
Announcer, COS David M. Senseman, Associate Professor of Biology, College of Sciences
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Rebecca Johnson
Recessional Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Fifth ceremony: COB 2 and COEEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by Brass Quintet
Master of Ceremonies Rodolpho Sandoval, Associate Professor of Law, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Rebecca Johnson, Soprano
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Walter D. Downing Jr., Executive Vice President, Southwest Research Institute
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Announcer, COB Grad Students Diane B. Walz, Associate Dean, College of Business
Announcer, COB Undergrads Lisa J. Montoya, Assistant Dean, College of Business
Announcer, COE Fred W. Hudson, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Rebecca Johnson
Recessional Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

MarshalsEdit

University MarshalsEdit

  • Thomas J. Bellows
  • Ellen R. Clark
  • Daniel R. Hollas
  • Mohammad Jamshidi
  • Carolyn M. Orange

School of ArchitectureEdit

  • Kenneth G. Masden II, Department of Architecture
  • Sue Ann Pemberton-Haugh, Department of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Glenn B. Dietrich, Department of Information Systems and Technology Management
  • Mark T. Leung, Department of Management Science and Statistics
  • Alokparna B. Monga, Department of Marketing
  • David H. Silvera, Department of Marketing
  • Ted D. Skekel, Department of Accounting
  • Ray H. Teske, Department of Management
  • Dale B. Truett, Department of Economics
  • Bennie J. Wilson III, Department of Management

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Mari R. Cortez, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • Marcheta Evans, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, Adult and Higher Education
  • Belinda B. Flores, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • Donovan L. Fogt, Department of Health and Kinesiology
  • Norma S. Guerra, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, Adult and Higher Education
  • Nancy K. Martin, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, Adult and Higher Education
  • P. Elizabeth Pate, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • Georgia N. L. J. Polacek, Department of Health and Kinesiology
  • Patricia Sanchez, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Alan R. Shoho, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Page A. Smith, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Suzanne M. Winter, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Thomas J. Connolly, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Yufang Jin, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Athanassios T. Papagiannakis, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Dawnlee J. Roberson, Department of Biomedical Engineering

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Gabriel A. Acevedo, Department of Sociology
  • Bruce C. Daniels, Department of History
  • Francisco Durand, Department of Political Science and Geography
  • K. Jill Fleuriet, Department of Anthropology
  • Brenda Hannon, Department of Psychology
  • Laura J. Levi, Department of Anthropology
  • William S. McCrary, Department of Music
  • Jeanne C. Reesman, Department of English, Classics, and Philosophy

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Renee D. Nank, Department of Public Administration
  • Tanya L. Settles, Department of Criminal Justice

College of SciencesEdit

  • Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez, Department of Biology
  • Candace M. Coyle, Department of Chemistry
  • Grant N. Merrill, Department of Chemistry
  • Andrew T. C. Tsin, Department of Biology

Faculty Stage Party RepresentativesEdit

School of ArchitectureEdit

  • Shelley E. Roff, Assistant Professor of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Kevin P. Grant, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Technology
  • Palani-Rajan Kadapakkam, Professor of Finance
  • Donde Ashmos Plowman, Professor of Management
  • Yiuman Tse, Professor of Finance

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Maria E. Franquiz, Associate Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Juliet Nelly Adriana Langman, Associate Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Josephine Mendez-Negrete, Associate Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Thomas K. Ricento, Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • David P. Thompson, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Armando L. Trujillo, Associate Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Sos S. Agaian, Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • David Akopian, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Chun-Lung Phillip Chen, Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Richard H. French, Professor of Civil Engineering
  • Artyom Grigoryan, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Yufei Huang, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Wei-Ming Lin, Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Chunjiang Qian, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • G. V. S. Raju, Professor of Electrical Engineering

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Ovidio C. Giberga, Assistant Professor of Art
  • Catherine Nolan-Ferrell, Assistant Professor of History

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Richard J. Harris, Professor of Social Work

College of SciencesEdit

  • Janis K. Bush, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science
  • James P. Chambers, Professor of Biology
  • Stephen S. Kwek, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Chia-Tien Dan Lo, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Martha J. Lundell, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Joe L. Martinez, Professor of Biology
  • Clyde F. Phelix, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Kleanthis Psarris, Professor of Computer Science
  • Kay A. Robbins, Professor of Computer Science
  • Oscar W. Van Auken, Professor of Biology

Honors CollegeEdit

  • Santiago Daydi-Tolson, Professor of Spanish
  • Dmitry Gokhman, Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Heather M. Hill, Lecturer II of Psychology
  • Bennie J. Wilson III, Senior Lecturer of Management

UTSA Mariachi Los PaisanosEdit

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

  • Beatriz A. Delgado, Guitar
  • Lucila Torres, Guitar
  • Joel Banuelos, Guitarron
  • Jezziel Barrera, Harp
  • Jose Guajardo, Trumpet
  • Myriam Solalinde, Trumpet
  • John Harris, Vihuela
  • Aida Paola Conti, Violin
  • Rebecca Pichardo, Violin
  • Carlos Torres, Violin[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "The May Commencement 2007". May 2007 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Events Center. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
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