(Nov. 14, 2017) -- Keynote speakers have been selected for Fall 2017 Commencement, which will celebrate the accomplishments of more than 4,000 UTSA graduates in two ceremonies at the Alamodome on Sunday, Dec. 17.
U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro (TX-20) will deliver the keynote address at the first fall Commencement ceremony. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. and honors graduates from the College of Business, College of Engineering, the College of Public Policy and College of Sciences.
Castro has provided ongoing support of UTSA in Washington, D.C., helping secure federal funding for many UTSA research projects and programs. He also serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg will address students earning a degree from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Education and Human Development, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, and University College at the 4 p.m. ceremony. As a city councilman from July 2013 through June 2017, Nirenberg represented District 8, home of the UTSA Main Campus.
During his two terms, Nirenberg advocated UTSA’s vision as an urban-serving university by advocating for partnerships between UTSA and the City of San Antonio. As mayor, he continues to be a champion for higher education and UTSA.
Fall 2017 graduates are advised to arrive two hours prior to their ceremony for check-in, located on the ground level of the Alamodome. Family and friends are also encouraged to attend. All Roadrunners and their families and friends are encouraged to share their Commencement experience on social media using #UTSA and #UTSAgrad17.
This fall’s graduating class will bring UTSA’s alumni network to 119,000 Roadrunners strong.
UTSA is recognized as one of the top five young universities in the nation by Times Higher Education.
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