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SBMCP Graduation Ceremony

Once participants in the SBMCP have completed all of their requirements, applied for review, and been approved, they will be invited to attend the next upcoming SBMCP graduation ceremony. Graduation ceremonies are private events held for graduates, their families, ASU-SBDC representatives, SBMCP sponsorship representatives, and special guests. At the event, graduates will be presented a plaque with their SBMCP certificate.

When is graduation?

Graduation ceremonies are held on an as needed basis. Whenever approximately 12 members have completed all requirements a graduation ceremony will be held. Graduations are held approximately 2 times a year.

If you need more information regarding the SBMCP please contact the Business Development Training Coordinator at 325-942-2019 or e-mail

Graduation Ceremony March 5, 2013

March 2013 graduation ceremony honored over 15 graduates of SBMCP including self-paced and 8-week course graduates. Special guests included city manager Daniel Valenzuela, and business owners JoAnna Alexander of Alexander Resource Group and Terry Villarreal of Tony Villarreal Insurance.

Graduation Ceremony March 7, 2012

In 2012, our graduation ceremony celebrated the hard work and dedication of over 12 new program graduates. Family and friends were invited to the ceremony and special guests included Charlotte Farmer, San Angelo City Councilwoman, John Dugan of the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, and Sam Tambunga, local small business owner.

We would like to thank the reception sponsors:  Wells Fargo Bank, Texas Bank, First State Bank of Paint Rock, San Angelo National Bank, and Texas Bank. Support of this program allows the receptions to be free of charge for graduates and their friends and family, and helps this program remain a key tool for upcoming entrepreneurs in the San Angelo area.

Graduation Ceremony March 2, 2011  

On March 2nd, the ASU-SBDC held the 3rd Graduation Reception for the six participants who completed the program requirements.  We were honored to have Dr. Corbett Gaulden, Dean of the ASU College of Business and Mr. John Dugan, Chamber of Commerce VP attend the reception, say a few words, and hand out the certificates. This year we were pleased to have Mr. Toro Vaun, owner of Angelo Donuts and the owner of the soon to be open cafĂ© in the new library, speak to the group about his struggles and achievements being a small business owner.

We would like to thank the reception sponsors:  Wells Fargo Bank, Texas Bank, First National Bank of Ballinger, Bank of San Angelo and Verizon Wireless. Your support provided the means to have a graduation reception and provide materials for the program participants.


Thank You! 2014 Sponsors

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