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May 2006 commencement
May 2006 UTSA commencement ceremony
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Dec. 14-16 commencement to be Web-streamed

By Kris Rodriguez
Public Affairs Specialist

(Dec. 7, 2006)--Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst headlines the list of fall '06 commencement speakers invited to participate in graduation ceremonies Dec. 14-16 in the UTSA Convocation Center on the 1604 Campus. Dewhurst will address 478 students graduating from the College of Education and Human Development at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16.

Ceremonies will air on UTSA-TV monitors, or view a live videostream on the Web. (To view the videostream, download the free Real Player application.)

A total of 2,205 UTSA graduates will earn degrees in six ceremonies -- 1,741 bachelor's, 446 master's and 18 doctoral. Including the fall 2006 graduating class, UTSA boasts more than 68,900 alumni in its 37-year history.

Because the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and the College of Business have a large number of graduates and invited guests, majors from those colleges will be divided between two ceremonies.

UTSA commencement ceremonies begin at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14 with College of Public Policy students and College of Liberal and Fine Arts majors in anthropology, history, political science and geography, psychology and sociology receiving their degrees. Rosalie Ambrosino, UTSA provost and vice president for academic affairs, will address 415 students as the evening's keynote speaker.

At 7 p.m., Friday, College of Sciences and College of Liberal and Fine Arts students who majored in art and art history; communication; English, classics and philosophy; modern languages and literatures; and music will receive their degrees. Keynote speaker David McComas, senior executive vice director of the Southwest Research Institute Space and Engineering Division, will address 515 degree candidates.

Ceremonies continue into the weekend with three additional ceremonies.

At 9 a.m. Saturday, College of Engineering and College of Business students who majored in accounting, economics, finance, information systems and management science and statistics will be awarded their degrees. The featured speaker, professional engineer Lissa Martinez will address 412 graduation candidates.

The 1 p.m. commencement will feature Diane Rath, chair and commissioner representing the public for the Texas Workforce Commission. She will address 385 students in the College of Architecture and College of Business students who majored in management and marketing.

At 5 p.m., in the final exercise of the day, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst will address 478 graduation candidates in the College of Education and Human Development.

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Fall 2006 Commencement statistics

College of Business -- 643 degree candidates
College of Liberal and Fine Arts -- 513 degree candidates
College of Education and Human Development -- 478 degree candidates
College of Sciences -- 293 degree candidates
College of Engineering -- 112 degree candidates
College of Public Policy -- 124 degree candidates
College of Architecture -- 42 degree candidates

Bachelor's degrees -- 1,741
Master's degrees -- 446
Doctoral degrees -- 18

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