commencement set for Dec. 13
to host reception for graduates
1,500 students are projected to receive degrees at the UNM’s
2002 Fall Commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. in
the University Arena (“The Pit”).
total, the projected breakdown is as follows: one associate
degree; 1,336 bachelor’s degrees; 297 master’s degrees; 56 doctorate
degrees; two education specialist degrees; one post-masters
degree; 17 juris doctorate degrees; six pharmacy doctorate degrees;
and three medical doctorate degrees.
W. Holder, deputy provost and professor of chemistry, will be
the master of ceremonies.
Double Brass Quintet with Jay Boyden, conductor, will play a
selection of music for the ceremony’s prelude and processional.
Koerner, who will be receiving a bachelor of music in vocal
performance, will sing the national anthem. UNM President F.
Chris Garcia will give greetings.
Tapia, who is receiving a master of business administration,
will then give the commencement address.
Regents President Larry D. Willard will award Regents’ Meritorious
Service Awards (see story on P. 2).
of degrees in course by President Garcia will then take place
followed by Willard offering congratulatory remarks.
will then lead the singing of the alma mater and Los Reyes de
Albuquerque will perform the recessional.
F. Chris Garcia and Mrs. Sandy Garcia will host a reception
for graduates, their families and friends, on the east concourse
of the arena following the ceremony.
with commencement, several schools and colleges have scheduled
convocations for Saturday, Dec. 14, unless date otherwise noted.