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The May 2008 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Spring 2008 and Summer 2008 semesters. It featured five ceremonies in the Convocation Center. They were Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 10 at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

ScheduleEdit

First ceremony: COEHDEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by Brass Quintet
Masters of Ceremonies Bertha Perez, Professor of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, College of Education and Human Development
David P. Thompson, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education and Human Development
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Jacob Joshua Valadez, Baritone
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Randal Matthew Camarillo, Student Regent, UT System Board of Regents
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address John M. Folks, Superintendent, Northside ISD
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Jacob Joshua Valadez
Recessional Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Second 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 Jacob Joshua Valadez, Baritone
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address [www.mlpsa.org/AlumniSiteFiles/speaker-bios/Owen-Paula-bio.pdf Paula Owen, President, Southwest School of Art and Craft]
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Jacob Joshua Valadez
Recessional Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Third ceremony: COB 1 and COLFA 2Edit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by Brass Quintet
Master of Ceremonies Keith W. Fairchild, Associate Professor of Finance, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Jacob Joshua Valadez, Baritone
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Daniel T. Zimmermann, Vice President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Yvonne L. Fernandez, Assistant Vice President, Security Service Federal Credit Union
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
Announcer, COLFA Felix D. Almaraz Jr., Peter T. Flawn Professor of History, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Jacob Joshua Valadez
Recessional Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Fourth ceremony: COA and COB 2Edit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by Brass Quintet
Master of Ceremonies Keith W. Fairchild, Associate Professor of Finance, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Jacob Joshua Valadez, Baritone
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Bruce Leslie, Chancellor, Alamo Community College District
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 Jacob Joshua Valadez
Recessional Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Fifth ceremony: COE and COSEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by Brass Quintet
Master of Ceremonies David M. Senseman, Associate Professor of Biology, College of Sciences
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Jacob Joshua Valadez, Baritone
Greetings Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Welcome from Alumni Association Yvonne L. Fernandez, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Pedro Ruiz Garza, Regional Director, Economic Development Administration
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Announcer, COE Heather J. Shipley, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering
Announcer, COS David M. Senseman, Associate Professor of Biology, College of Sciences
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Jacob Joshua Valadez
Recessional Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

MarshalsEdit

University MarshalsEdit

  • Daniel R. Hollas
  • Rosalind Horowitz
  • James H. McDonald
  • Sue Ann Pemberton-Haugh
  • Oscar W. Van Auken

School of ArchitectureEdit

  • Edward R. Burian, Department of Architecture
  • Shelley E. Roff, Department of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Thomas F. Cannon, Department of Marketing
  • Hyejeung Cho, Department of Marketing
  • Glenn B. Dietrich, Department of Information Systems and Technology Management
  • Dana A. Forgione, Department of Accounting
  • Mark T. Leung, Department of Management Science and Statistics
  • Joel G. Saegert, Department of Marketing
  • David H. Silvera, Department of Marketing
  • Thomas A. Thomson, Department of Finance
  • Stephen E. Werling, Department of Management
  • Karen L. Williams, Department of Information Systems and Technology Management

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Alex J. Bowers, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Donovan L. Fogt, Department of Health and Kinesiology
  • Norma S. Guerra, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Adult and Higher Education
  • Marie A. Miranda, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Susan J. Pass, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • Elizabeth Murakami Ramalho, Department Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Shannon J. Sauro, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • Alan R. Shoho, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Thomas J. Connolly, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Mo Jamshidi, 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

  • Steven R. Boyd, Department of History
  • Stella Garcia-Lopez, Department of Psychology
  • Amy E. Jasperson, Department of Political Science and Geography
  • Steven R. Levitt, Department of Communication
  • Richard Lewis, Department of Sociology
  • John F. Reynolds, Department of History
  • Cherylon Robinson, Department of Sociology
  • Viviana C. Rojas, Department of Communication
  • Scott A. Sherer, Department of Art and Art History
  • Amy L. Simmons, Department of Music

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Goutham M. Menon, Department of Social Work
  • Tanya L. Settles, Department of Criminal Justice

College of SciencesEdit

  • Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez, Department of Biology
  • Janis K. Bush, Department of Environmental Sciences
  • Francis A. Norman, Department of Mathematics
  • Andrew T. Tsin, Department of Biology

Faculty Stage Party RepresentativesEdit

School of ArchitectureEdit

  • Mark A. Blizard, Associate Professor of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Martha A. Fasci, Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Mark L. Lengnick-Hall, Professor of Management

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Bruce G. Barnett, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Marcheta Evans, Associate Professor of Counseling
  • Maria E. Franquiz, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Encarnacion Garza Jr., Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Gerald A. Juhnke, Professor of Counseling
  • Raymond V. Padilla, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Page A. Smith, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Albert A. Valdez, Associate Professor of Counseling

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Artyom Grigoryan, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Wei-Ming Lin, Professor of Electrical Engineering

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Sonia Alconini, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
  • Sonia Saldivar-Hull, Professor of English

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • J. Mitchell Miller, Professor of Criminal Justice

College of SciencesEdit

  • Brian E. Derrick, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Joe L. Martinez J., Professor of Biology
  • Valerie M. Sponsel, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Qi Tian, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Hongjie Xie, Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences
  • Weining Zhang, Associate Professor of Computer Science

Honors CollegeEdit

  • Candace M. Coyle, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Ben V. Olguin, Associate Professor of English
  • Tina Zawacki, Assistant Professor of Psychology

UTSA Mariachi Los PaisanosEdit

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

  • Claudia Franco, Guitar
  • John Harris, Guitar
  • Akuchii Iwunze, Harp
  • José A. Guajardo, Trumpet
  • Evaristo E. Rangel, Trumpet
  • Jesus Martinez, Vihuela
  • Rebecca Pichardo, Violin
  • Mary Catherine Sughrue, Violin
  • Carlos Torres, Violin
  • Christina Trongone, Violin
  • Anastasia Wilkins, Violin[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "The May Commencement 2008". May 2008 Commencement brochure. UTSA Special Events Center. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
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