The American Association of Community College, Babson College and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses honored faculty and team members of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

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The American Association of Community Colleges, Babson College and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesseshonored faculty and team members of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses during the annual training and professional development dinner on July 30th in Cleveland.

Honored were faculty and team members who met – or exceeded – the following criteria:

  • Successfully participated in a national training
  • Successfully participated in a minimum of two complete cohorts
  • Recognized as performing their 10KSB role in an exemplary manner
  • Recognized as a positive ambassador for the 10,000 Small Businesses program by their Program Officer, Executive Director, and Babson faculty advisor  

Certificates were signed by Walter Bumphus, president/CEO, AACC and Patricia Greene, National Academic Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, and professor at Babson College. In addition, each recipient received a letter of appreciation from Dina Powell, President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation.

LaGuardia Community College


Executive Director Jane Schulman and Babson Professor Richard Bliss


  • Assuanta Howard – Lead Faculty, actually Academic Services Director 
  • Paisley Demby – Business Support Services Director
  • Demica Durr – Business Advisor     
  • Javis Brunson- Former Business Advisor, now Alumni Manager  
  • Angela Wu – Module Faculty
  • Kim Kendall – Module Faculty              
  • Hector Fernandez – Module Faculty
  • Santo Trapani – Module Faculty

Los Angeles City College

Presenting Executive Director Nenaji Jackson and Babson Professor Mike Fetters


  • Kevin Farmer – Business Advisor         
  • Sharon Peterson – Former Business Advisor, now Business Support Services Director 

Long Beach Community College


Executive Director Sheneui Weber and Professor Mike Fetters.


  • Jennifer Alvarado – Lead Faculty and Module Faculty
  • Vivian Shimoyama – Business Advisor
  • Max Ordonez – Business Advisor
  • Jim Hansen – Business Advisor Myke McMullen – Lead Faculty
  • Michael Levine – Module Faculty

Houston Community College


Executive Director Maya Durnovo and Babson Professor Anne Donnellon


  • Cathy Landry – Lead Faculty
  • Sarma Taylor – Business Advisor
  • Michael Davenport – Business Advisor
  • Ibrahim Firat – Lead Faculty
  • Art Beatty – Module Faculty
  • Liz Lara Carreño – Module Faculty
  • Tiffany Champagne – Module Faculty
  • Josephine Firat – Module Faculty
  • Jonathan Tucker – Module Faculty

Delgado Community College


Executive Director Carla Coury and Babson Professor Dennis Ceru


  • Edgar Chase – Lead Faculty
  • Kelvin Gipson – Former Business Advisor and now Alumni Manager
  • Désirée Young – Module Faculty
  • Ronnie Slone – Module Faculty
  • John Guess – Module Faculty
  • Catherine Lenihan – Business Advisor

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

In the United States, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help small businesses create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital, and business support services. Small businesses have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years. They represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms, hire 40 percent of high tech workers, and produce 13 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms.*

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is designed to tap into that economic power by providing entrepreneurs across the country with access to business education, financial capital and business support services to help small businesses grow and create jobs. The program is currently operating in Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Long Beach, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York and Salt Lake City. It will continue to expand on a city-by-city basis.

Small Business Administration, http://www.sba.gov/advo/stats/sbfaq.pdf

Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accomModuleate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For information, visit www.babson.edu.

American Association of Community Colleges

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree–granting institutions and more than 13 million students. AACC promotes community colleges through five strategic action areas: recognition and advocacy for community colleges; student access, learning, and success; community college leadership development; economic and workforce development; and global and intercultural education. http://www.aacc.nche.edu

By Hilary Katulak, hkatulak@babson.edu , 781-239-4549 | 08/16/2012 08:45