Wednesday, June 29, 2016

FL and You Can Help a Colleague


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

                                                10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Location:                             Keiser University

                                                6430 Southpoint Parkway

                                                Jacksonville, FL 32250                                     


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.





Nichole Crowley

Director of Financial Aid

Keiser University

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6430 Southpoint Parkway

Jacksonville, FL 32216

904.296.3440 Office

800.507.2827 Fax


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Save the Date - SASFAA's 2016 Leadership Symposium

SASFAA Leadership Symposium
October 26 – 28, 2016 - Orlando, FL

Mark your calendars!  SASFAA is in the planning phases of developing the 2016 Leadership Symposium.  The format of the event will likely be three days.
·                   - October 26th – 3:00pm until dinner
·                   - October 27th – 8:00am – 5:00pm
·                   - October 28th – 8:00am – 12:00pm

The symposium is geared towards people who are currently in leadership positions, as well as those striving to be in a position of leadership.  Whether you want to improve your skills to be an effective leader within a financial aid office, financial aid association, or other office, this interactive symposium will provide you with the tools necessary to take your skills to the next level.

Workshop Size:
This is being designed as more of an intimate event than you may see at a larger conference, with plans being made for 50 attendees.

Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista Resort with a room rate of $142/night.  The rates will also be offered 2 days pre/post the event based on availability.

Registration:  $200.  Registration will open later in the summer or early fall and be open for paid SASFAA members.

Tentative Session Topics:
While this is not a final list, the committee is considering the following topics.  Sessions will include presentations, group work, and small/large group discussion based on the topics.
  •       “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”    - All participants will need to read the book prior to attending the event. 
  •          Trust
  •          Conflict
  •          Commitment
  •          Accountability
  •          Results
  •          “Politics”
  •          Ethics
  •          Team Building
Committee Members:
·         Brad Barnett, James Madison University (barnetbd@jmu.edu
·         Heather Boutell, Bellarmine University (hboutell@bellarmine.edu)        
·         Ron Day, Kennesaw State University (rday9@kennesaw.edu)
·         Lisanne Masterson, Blue Ridge Community College (l_masterson@blueridge.edu)
·         Brent Tener, Vanderbilt University (b.tener@vanderbilt.edu)
·         Tracy Misner, Cape Coral Tech (Site Coordinator)

We will share more with the membership as the event takes shape. In the meantime, please mark your calendars, or contact a committee member if you have any questions. We look forward to you joining us in Florida.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

SASFAA 2016-2017 Volunteer Opportunities

SASFAA is Looking for Volunteers for 2016-2017!

To get involved in SASFAA during the 2016-2017 year, please complete the following online form by July 1: https://fs19.formsite.com/SASFAA/form20/index.html .

Volunteering is a wonderful way to network, to learn something new, and, of course, to have fun.  Getting involved is a great way to enhance your professional skills and resume.  So, don’t wait! Complete the form today.  The 2016-2017 Executive Board will be developing committees and making plans soon.  We need to hear from you no later than July 1.
Thanks so much, and I look forward to working with you all in 2016-2017!! 


Marian Malone Dill
Director of Financial Aid
SASFAA 2015-2016 President-Elect
TASFAA Past-President

Lee University
P.O. Box 3450
Cleveland TN 37320-3450

423-614-8300 Fax 423-614-8308