Businesses can pick up free ASU flags at two different locations starting today (Nov. 18) and continuing while supplies last. The flag pick-up locations and hours are:
- San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, 418 W. Ave. B: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- ASU LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center, 1620 University Ave.: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Businesses are encouraged to fly the ASU flags at least through the end of the fall semester on Nov. 24 and the virtual fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 5. They are also invited to post social media congratulations to ASU students and fall graduates on Nov. 24.
“The San Angelo Chamber of Commerce is so pleased to encourage all of our local businesses to support Angelo State University,” said Walt Koenig, SACC president/CEO. “Each student at Angelo State provides a $57,000 economic impact to the city of San Angelo. Angelo State is an economic and cultural force that makes our community great!”
After completing the second half of the spring 2020 semester virtually, ASU announced on May 1 that the campus would re-open for the fall semester. Throughout the summer, extensive COVID-19 safety equipment and protocols were implemented across the campus to ensure the safety of returning students, faculty and staff.
New video equipment was installed in classrooms to facilitate social distancing and hybrid classes, hundreds of hand sanitizer dispensers were mounted in campus buildings, classrooms were rearranged for social distancing, and plexiglass barriers were added in key locations. Daily wellness screenings, contact-tracing teams and other safety protocols were put in place, and COVID-19 safety and prevention signage was designed and displayed across campus.
“We knew that we had to do everything possible to get our students back on campus so they could have the full college experience,” said ASU President Ronnie Hawkins Jr. “Our faculty and staff have done an outstanding job providing a safe learning environment, and I’m incredibly proud of how our students have bought into our safety protocols. The entire Ram Family is to be congratulated for their contributions to this successful semester, and I hope the businesses in our San Angelo and Concho Valley family will help us celebrate by flying their ASU flags.”
The spring 2020 semester will start on campus Jan. 25. ASU is also offering its inaugural Winter Mini-Session that will allow students to take online classes for full credit. The Winter Mini-Session will run Jan. 4-22, and applications are still being accepted through Dec. 7.
For more information on the ASU flags initiative, contact Jamie Akin, vice president for development and alumni relations, at 325-942-2116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.