How Wolves and SWASFAA Are Simliar

Sent on behalf of Conference Chair, Harold Whitis

There is a story told of an old Cherokee teaching his grandson about life.  “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves.  One is evil:  he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

He continued, “The other is good:  he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.  The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

AS FAAs I believe that you come to the SWASFAA Conference to feed the “good” wolf!  We all work with a lot of great people in our “pack” who strive every day to be kind, benevolent, empathetic, generous, truthful, compassionate and faithful.  I am continually impressed by my colleagues and hopeful for the future of student financial aid and the student’s we serve.  It is the hope of the conference committee that you find a way to be fed at this conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Grapevine!

The SWASFAA Fall Conference Committee

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About Erika

I currently serve as the Director of One Stop Enrollment Center at The University of Texas at San Antonio. I've been in the industry for over 13 years and greatly enjoy helping students and families realize their dream of obtaining a degree. I currently serve as the Chair for Electronic Initiatives for SWASFAA and am Texas Delegate.

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