Keiser University’s Jacksonville Campus (FL) to Hold Blood Drive (and fund raiser) in Honor of Darryl R. Burt II
Event Date: June 30, 2016, Thursday
Location: Keiser University
Event Contact: Raquel Ryan
Event Details: In honor of their colleague and friend, Darryl R. Burt II, and every victim of the tragedy in Orlando, Keiser University (6430 Southpoint Parkway) will be holding a blood drive on campus, June 30 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Darryl was laid to rest in his home town of Amelia, Virginia this past Saturday. Several of Darryl’s coworkers attended the service to say their final goodbyes to a young man they described as having an unforgettable smile. Darryl was highly respected in the field of higher education for his work with returning Veterans seeking a college degree to start the next chapter of their lives. Darryl was also a valued member of the Jacksonville Jaycees and a gofundme account me has been established in his memory https://www.gofundme.com/Darryl-Burt-ll.
How can SASFAA help? Have some extra change that you found when you recently cleaned out your vehicle? Decided to skip lunch and have an extra $5 or so? Just want to donate to a very worthy cause? Donate to the gofundme account at the above link? Every dollar helps and shows our support to a colleague's memory.
About: Keiser University, co-founded by Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor in 1977, is a private, not-for-profit University serving nearly 20,000 students offering 100 degrees at the doctoral through associate level on 18 Florida campuses, online and internationally, employing 3,800 staff and faculty. Keiser University and the Keiser Mills Foundation provide nearly $44 million annually in need-based and academic scholarships.
Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.
For additional information regarding Keiser University, go to http://www.keiseruniversity.edu.
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Greetings from the Palmetto State. We had a wonderful time celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. We started out the year with a Transitional Board Meeting in Newberry last July. After a time of transitioning activities between the 2014-15 and 2015-16 boards, we resurrected a mini version of the SCASFAA Olympics as a team-building experience.
Some highlights of our year:
· President Elizabeth Milam attended and presented at KASFAA as part of the SASFAA State Presidents’ Exchange.
· Our first Financial Awareness Symposium was held at Columbia College on December 14, 2015.
· The New Aid Officers’ Workshop was conducted at Newberry College on January 21, 2016.
· We submitted the SCASFAA history and assorted memorabilia for the NASFAA 50th Anniversary time capsule.
· NASFAA accepted two of our Student Success Stories for inclusion in the National Conference Student Success Luncheon (Dr. Tabatha McAllister, University of South Carolina’s Palmetto College) and NASFAA’s Student Success publication (Samantha Kite, Coastal Carolina University).
· Approximately 75 SCASFAA members attended the SASFAA Annual Conference in Greensboro, NC.
· College Goal SC was held at numerous locations across the state on February 20-27, 2016.
· President-Elect Kevin Perry attended the NASFAA Leadership & Legislative Expo and participated in Hill visits in Washington, DC.
· The Intermediate Aid Officers Workshop, featuring a NASFAA U Credential in Verification, was held at Southern Wesleyan University on March 16, 2016.
· The Leadership Symposium, focusing on customer service and self-care practices, was held as a pre-conference event on April 3, 2016.
· Legislative Issues Chair Joey Derrick and committee member Brandon Lindsay attended the SASFAA Legislative Symposium and participated in Hill visits in Washington, SC.
The year culminated with our Annual Conference and 50th Anniversary Celebration at Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach on April 3-6, 2016. SASFAA President Amy Berrier and MASFAA President Nicole Patrick were our special guests. We were honored to have 25 of our 49 presidents in attendance. We brought back many fun activities from the past such as the SCASFAA Olympics (nothing creates a bond like being blindfolded and tied to a colleague) and the Miss SCASFAA Pageant. Conference Chair Katie Harrison and her committee did a remarkable job putting together a conference with meaningful sessions, engaging activities, and historical remembrances. The conference touched the hearts of retired lifetime members and past-presidents, energized current members, and inspired those new to the profession.
The following retirees were recognized at the annual conference:
Josephine Brown Trident Technical College 15 years
Candace Hall Medical University of South Carolina 17 years
Sherry Hall Aiken Technical College 33 years
The following members were presented Quarter Century pins, recognizing 25 years of service:
Angela Fowler Converse College
Hank Fuller The Citadel
Bobby Holcombe University of South Carolina-Union
Michael Jordan North Greenville University
Terri Williams University of South Carolina-Upstate
Sandra Gibson Morris College (37 years of service)
The following members were recipients of SCASFAA awards:
Emerging Leader Award Kyle Phillips Clemson University
SCASFAA Achiever Award Katie Harrison SC Tuition Grants Commission
Fearless Nine Service to SCASFAA Award Tabatha McAllister University of South Carolina’s Palmetto College
Our conference’s charity fundraising was held in memory of DePayne Middleton Doctor, one of the “Emmanuel Nine,” victims of the tragic shooting in Charleston last June. DePayne was a graduate and employee of three SCASFAA-affiliated institutions, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College and her Master’s from Southern Wesleyan University. She worked at the Medical University of South Carolina and most recently at Southern Wesleyan University. SCASFAA was proud to raise $2,500 for a scholarship for DePayne’s daughter who is attending Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC.
Below are a few photos from our year so far.
Transitional Board Meeting, July 2015 – (back) Nikki Miller, Cindy Peachey, Leah Suttles, April Baur, Carolyn Sparks, Jennifer Williams, Kevin Delp, Kisha Dawkins, Deborah Williams, Melanie Gillespie, DJ Wetzel, Jenny Beakley Hammett, Donna Quick, Casey Wallen, (front) Kevin Perry, Elizabeth Milam, Ken Cole, Katie Harrison
SCASFAA celebrated our 50th Anniversary at the Annual Conference in April 2016
25 out of 49 SCASFAA presidents attended the 50th Anniversary Celebration – (back) Ken Player 1991-92, Ken Cole 2014-15, Bob Godfrey 1992-93, Allison Sullivan 2011-12, Ellen Green 1990-91, Nancy Garmroth 2005-06, Betty Whalen 2004-05, Earl Mayo 1999-2000, Keith Reeves 2003-04, Jeff Holliday 2010-11, (front) Jennifer (Jones-Gaddy) Bomar 1983-84, Jackie Bell 1996-97, Fred Hardin 1995-96, Sarah Dowd 2012-13, Mike Fox 2000-01, Elizabeth Milam 2015-16, Katie Harrison 2013-14, Tabatha McAllister 2007-08, Cheryl Hughes 1998-99, Hank Fuller 2009-10. Present but not pictured: Marvin Carmichael 1881-82, Jeff Dennis 2008-09, Anita Kaminer Elliott 2002-03, Sylvia Hudson 1974-75, Kim Jenerette 2006-07
Jeff Dennis defended his 2005 crown to win the Miss SCASFAA Pageant again in 2016.
SCASFAA wishes you a great remainder of 2015-2016.
President, South Carolina Assn. of Student Financial Aid Administrators