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UTSA Spring 2007 Commencement ceremonies
(Photos by Mark McClendon)

Photo Gallery: More than 2,300 walk the stage at UTSA commencement

By Kris Rodriguez
Public Affairs Specialist

(May 15, 2007)--More than 2,300 graduation candidates walked the stage as UTSA celebrated commencement ceremonies May 10-12 at the Convocation Center on the 1604 Campus.

Ceremonies began at 7 p.m. Thursday with the first section of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, the College of Public Policy and the bachelor of applied arts and sciences degree candidates receiving their degrees. Rosalie Ambrosino, UTSA provost and vice president for academic affairs, addressed the students as the evening's keynote speaker.

The Honors College ceremony was 3 p.m. Friday. At 7 p.m., the first section of the College of Education and Human Development, the second section of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and the College of Architecture graduation candidates received their degrees. Keynote speaker Thomas Stephenson, president and publisher of the San Antonio Express-News, addressed the students and their friends and families.

At 9 a.m. Saturday, graduation candidates from the second section of the College of Education and Human Development walked the stage. The keynote speaker was Art Hall, District 8 city councilman. The 1 p.m. ceremony featured Arthur Emerson, chairman and CEO of GRE Creative Communications, addressing graduation candidates in the first section of the College of Business and the College of Sciences.

In the final exercise of the day at 5 p.m., Walter Downing Jr., executive vice president of Southwest Research Institute, spoke to graduation candidates in the College of Engineering and the second section of the College of Business.

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Spring 2007 Commencement statistics

College of Business -- 556 degree candidates
College of Liberal and Fine Arts -- 553 degree candidates
College of Education and Human Development -- 485 degree candidates
College of Sciences -- 309 degree candidates
College of Engineering -- 149 degree candidates
College of Public Policy -- 149 degree candidates
College of Architecture -- 99 degree candidates

Degree candidates
Bachelor's -- 1,820
Master's -- 452
Doctorates -- 28

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