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San Antonio College hosts A&M-San Antonio’s Presidential Inauguration

By Roxanne M.GonzalesTexas A&M University System Board of Regents will honor Dr. Maria Hernandez Ferrier as the inaugural president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.  at McAllister Auditorium on the campus of San Antonio College.

This historical event marks the milestone of the university’s first president.

“This is a historic event. It’s the very first instllation of a president,” said Jillian Reddish, communications specialist for Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

Morning classes cancelled for students, faculty, and staff in honor of the event. Classes will resume at 2 p.m.

Transportation will be provided by shuttle buses for faculty, staff, and students. Buses will depart TAMU-SA promptly at 9 a.m. and will return passengers to TAMU-SA following the ceremony.

Gene Stallings, member of the Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System will deliver the keynote address.

The Alma Mater “Bienvenidos” will be sung by Texas A&M University-Kingsville Concert Choir, lead by director Dr. Kenneth D. Williams.

The event is business formal and students are both welcome and encouraged to attend.

“I’m thrilled to take part in the first and only presidential inauguration for Texas A&M University-San Antonio,” said senior Christina T. Martinez.

Christina Garza contributed to this report.

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