SASFAA, and/or SASFAA members, were honored with several awards at the 2012 NASFAA Annual Conference.
SASFAA received a NASFAA Gold Star Award for the “Associations Collaborations for Advocacy on the Hill” project we conducted during the 2011-12 year with the EASFAA and Tri-States associations this past October and February. A big thanks goes out to Michael Poma for getting this started, and then Amy Berrier for picking up the ball and seeing it through when Michael had to step down due to an employment change. I attended both events and am very happy to see that all of the hard work that went into this was recognized on the national level.
NCASFAA received a NASFAA Gold Star Award for “Veterans’ Task Force and Veteran Re-entry and PTSD Awareness.” NCASFAA was one of the first financial aid organizations to focus on the role of aid administrators with our returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. The association created the NCASFAA Veteran’s Task Force to keep the members aware of any re-entry issues veterans might face entering the higher education environment.
The banners in the photo were given to SASFAA and NCASFAA in honor of our award recognition.
Last, but certainly not least, Lisanne Masterson was announced as the recipient of the NASFAA Regional Leadership Award for the SASFAA region. She will be presented with her plaque at the February 2013 SASFAA Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
SASFAA Past President