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Financial Aid Administrators. SWASFAA is a professional organization
with a diverse membership and SCAN works toward providing a
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the student aid profession in the Southwest region. The ideas
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the FALL 2006 edition of SCAN will be NOVEMBER 1, 2006.
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By Rick Renshaw, SWASFAA President
It is hard to believe that we are already three-fourths of the
way through this year. Summer was just a blur. By the time you
are reading this, the fall registration will be a recent memory.
Right now I'll bet you are probably scrambling to validate disbursements
and answering the phone every few seconds to hear the question,
"When am I going to get my money?"
This article of the SCAN is full of valuable information that
I know you will want to hear about. Fall conference is just a
few short weeks away. Hotel rooms at the conference hotel were
booked up before the end of July. At the time of this writing,
the conference committee was working out negotiations with an
overflow hotel nearby. David Page and his crew have put together
an excellent program for you. I am sure by now you are all dreaming
AC Grant and SMART Grant in your sleep. It seems like something
else comes up every week that brings more questions. There will
be presenters from ED there to help you sort through the latest
information on the new programs.
Vicki Hendrickson and the local arrangements committee are working
on a fun evening event to honor and recognize award recipients
and retirees by "Putting on the Ritz". This is something
you will not want to miss.
Do you have someone new in your office that needs a comprehensive
overview of the financial aid process? Boot Camp will be going
on Monday through Wednesday prior to the Fall Conference. Janette
Carson and her team of experienced financial aid gurus will be
sharing from their vast repertoire of financial aid knowledge
in a jam-packed session of facts and fun. Check inside this SCAN
for more information.
Voting for your 2007 SWASFAA leadership will begin later this
month. Please read the information on candidates and be ready
to vote when the ballots are opened. The Nominations and Elections
Committee has put together an excellent slate of candidates. SWASFAA
will be in good hands next year with this caliber of leadership.
This is my last article before I turn the gavel over to Jacqueline
Lachapelle at the end of the Fall Conference. I want to say a
big "THANK YOU" to all of this year's board members,
committee chairs, committee members, and volunteers. You have
done well. It has been a great honor to have served as your president
this year. Thanks to each and every member of our great association
for your support and encouragement. I will always cherish the
memory of the year. SWASFAA truly is a great family of caring
I'm looking forward to seeing you at the conference in Tulsa in
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