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The May 2009 Commencement ceremony was UTSA's official commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the Spring 2009 and Summer 2009 semesters. It featured five ceremonies in the Convocation Center. The first was on Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m., then Friday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m., and the others on Saturday, May 9 at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. UTSA Mariachi Femenil Las Charritas played two of the ceremonies for UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos.

ScheduleEdit

First ceremony: COLFA 1 and COPPEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by Brass Ensemble
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 Christina Whitford, Soprano
Welcome from Alumni Association Daniel T. Zimmermann, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Christina Whitford
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Femenil Las Charritas[1]

Second ceremony: COA and COLFA 2Edit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by Brass Ensemble
Master of Ceremonies John H. Frederick, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, UTSA
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Christina Whitford, Soprano
Welcome from Alumni Association Daniel T. Zimmermann, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Christina Whitford
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Third ceremony: COBEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by Brass Ensemble
Master of Ceremonies Keith W. Fairchild, Associate Professor of Finance, College of Business
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Christina Whitford, Soprano
Welcome from Alumni Association Daniel T. Zimmermann, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Announcer, Grad Students Diane B. Walz, Associate Dean, College of Business
Announcer, Undergrads Cheryl L. Linthicum, Associate Professor of Accounting, College of Business
Lisa J. Montoya, Associate Dean, College of Business
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Christina Whitford
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Femenil Las Charritas[1]

Fourth ceremony: COEHDEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by Brass Ensemble
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 Christina Whitford, Soprano
Welcome from Alumni Association Daniel T. Zimmermann, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Christina Whitford
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

Fifth ceremony: COE and COSEdit

Part of Ceremony Notes
Processional "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar, performed by Brass Ensemble
Master of Ceremonies John H. Frederick, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, UTSA
National Anthem Star Spangled Banner, performed by Christina Whitford, Soprano
Welcome from Alumni Association Daniel T. Zimmermann, President, UTSA Alumni Association
Commencement Address Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
Conferring of Degrees Ricardo Romo
Alma Mater Hail UTSA, performed by Christina Whitford
Recessional UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos[1]

MarshalsEdit

University MarshalsEdit

  • Raymond T. Garza
  • Daniel R. Hollas
  • Miguel Jose-Yacaman
  • P. Elizabeth Pate
  • Sue Ann Pemberton-Haugh

College of ArchitectureEdit

  • John H. Alexander, Department of Architecture
  • William A. Dupont, Department of Architecture
  • Hazem M. Rashed-Ali, Department of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • David C. Bojanic, Department of Marketing
  • Stephanie M. Cano, Department of Management Science and Statistics
  • Martha A. Fasci, Department of Accounting
  • Mark T. Leung, Department of Management Science and Statistics
  • Ted D. Skekel, Department of Accounting
  • Thomas A. Thomson, Department of Finance
  • Dale B. Truett, Department of Economics
  • Stephen E. Werling, Department of Management

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Iliana Alanis, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • Alex J. Bower, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Marcheta Evans, Department of Counseling
  • Donovan L. Fogt, Department of Health and Kinesiology
  • Elizabeth Murakami Ramalho, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Patricia Sanchez, Department of Bicultural and Bilingual Studies
  • Shannon J. Sauro, Department of Bicultural and Bilingual Studies
  • Zenong Yin, Department of Health and Kinesiology

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Thomas J. Connolly, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Hai-Chao Han, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Yufei Huang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dawnlee J. Roberson, Department of Biomedical Engineering

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Paul T. Alessi, Department of Philosophy and Classics
  • Bridget A. Drinka, Department of English
  • Mansour O. El-Kikhia, Department of Political Science and Geography
  • Ephram Fernandez, Department of Psychology
  • Laura J. Levi, Department of Anthropology
  • Steven R. Levitt, Department of Communication
  • Richard Lewis, Department of Sociology
  • Francisco Marcos-Marin, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
  • William S. McCrary, Department of Music
  • James C. Schneider, Department of History

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • Rosalie N. Ambrosino, Department of Social Work
  • Renee D. Nank, Department of Public Administration
  • P. Johnelle Sparks, Department of Demography and Organization Studies

College of SciencesEdit

  • Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez, Department of Biology
  • Janis K. Bush, Department of Environmental Sciences
  • Weldon W. Hammond, Department of Geological Sciences
  • Judith A. Walmsley, Department of Chemistry

Faculty Stage Party RepresentativesEdit

College of ArchitectureEdit

  • Maggie Valentine, Professor of Architecture

College of BusinessEdit

  • Glenn B. Dietrich, Associate Professor of Information Systems

College of Education and Human DevelopmentEdit

  • Bruce G. Barnett, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Beth A. Durodoye, Professor of Counseling
  • Belinda B. Flores, Professor of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • Gerald A. Juhnke, Professor of Counseling
  • Mariela A. Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Alan R. Shoho, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Page A. Smith, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • David P. Thompson, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

College of EngineeringEdit

  • Sos S. Agaian, Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • David Akopian, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

College of Liberal and Fine ArtsEdit

  • Richard A. Armendariz, Assistant Professor of Art
  • Ken D. Little, Professor of Art
  • Richard Martinez, Assistant Professor of Art
  • Sharon A. Navarro, Assistant Professor of Political Science

College of Public PolicyEdit

  • J. Mitchell Miller, Professor of Criminal Justice

College of SciencesEdit

  • Brenda Claiborne, Professor of Biology
  • Carlos D. Garcia, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Weldon W. Hammond, Professor of Geological Sciences
  • David M. Johnson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Turgay Korkmaz, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Richard G. LeBaron, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Martha J. Lundell, Associate Professor of Biology

Honors CollegeEdit

  • Pepe L. Chang, Assistant Professor of Management
  • Richard A. Diem, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Amy E. Jasperson, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Bonnie K. Lyons, Professor of English
  • Colleen Witt, Assistant Professor of Biology

MariachisEdit

UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos and UTSA Mariachi Femenil Las Charritas were conducted by José R. Torres.

  • Stephanie Estrada, Guitar
  • Gabriela Sandoval, Guitarrón
  • Crystal Hernandez, Trumpet
  • Laura Vega, Trumpet
  • Josephine Garcia, Vihuela
  • Brenda Lilian Cervantes, Violin
  • Sonia Marin, Violin
  • Rebecca Pichardo, Violin
  • Daisy Rios, Violin
  • Mary Catherine Sughrue, Violin
  • Christina J. Trongone, Violin[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "The May Commencement 2009". May 2009 Commencement brochure. Special Events Center. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
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