to be held Dec. 19
Fall Commencement Ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 19 at 6
p.m. in the University Arena (The PIT).
Richard W. Holder, deputy provost and professor of chemistry,
will be the master of ceremonies.
UNM Brass Choir with Michael Pollock, conductor, will play a
selection of music for the ceremonys prelude and processional.
Cristina T. Duran, who will be receiving a bachelor of music
in vocal performance, will sing the national anthem.
Louis Caldera will then offer greetings. William A. Dodge, who
is receiving a doctor of philosophy in American Studies, will
give the commencement address. His dissertation, "The Meaning
of Place at Blackrock: Change and Identity on the Zuni Indian
Reservation," is an ethnohistory of a community and examines
how people create a sense of place through their cultural landscapes.
completing his dissertation, Dodge was awarded the Center for
Southwest Studies' Joel M. Jones Fellowship and the Dean's Dissertation
Fellowship. He currently serves as vice chair of the City of
Albuquerque's Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission.
Group will include UNM Board of Regents President James H. Koch
and Regents Maria Griego-Raby, Sandra Begay Campbell, Douglas
Brown and John Mel Eaves.
of degrees in course by President Caldera will be followed by
Regent Koch offering congratulatory remarks. Duran will then
lead the singing of the alma mater and Los Reyes de Alburquerque
will perform the recessional.
for graduates, their families and friends will take place on
the east concourse of the arena following the ceremony.
Several schools, colleges and departments have scheduled convocations
for Saturday, Dec. 20, including:
of Fine Arts: Pamela Michaelif, publisher of the Wingspread
Collectors Guide, will speak at 2 p.m. in Keller Hall.
- Anderson School of Management: Eric Pillmore, Senior VP of
Corporate Governance Tyco National Limited, will speak at 2
p.m. in Johnson Center.
- College of Education: Alumna Veronica C. Garcia, New Mexicos
first Secretary of Education, will speak at 10 a.m. in Johnson
For a complete
list of convocations, see the Commencement link off the UNM