Board Meeting Minutes
NASFAA Training in D.C.
LASFAA Fall Conference
End of the Year in Pictures
OASFAA - Oklahoma
TASFAA - Texas
LASFAA - Louisiana
Earplugs & Padded Walls?
Men, The Sky is Not Falling
Where Are Students' Loans?
1st Generation Students
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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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By Rick Renshaw, SWASFAA President
As I sit here writing this final article for the Fall 2006 SCAN
edition, the annual conference is just about to begin, David Page
and his conference committee have done a fantastic job of putting
together a wonderful program full of valuable information for
you. Vicki Hendrickson and her local arrangements team are making
everyone feel so welcome in Tulsa. Their plans for a top shelf
social event for Thursday night is going to be something to remember;
if for nothing else other than getting me into a tuxedo!
Words cannot express the appreciation and thanks that I have
for all of the board members who have worked so diligently this
year. The board has approved a credit card payment system, a disaster
recovery plan, a new listserv policy, and contracts for the 2007
Mid-level Workshop and 2010 annual conference. Negotiations for
the 2009 annual conference are in their final stages.
Our committees have all been busy throughout the year and some
are still completing their work. Janette Carson's Boot Camp team
is busy training almost 80 new aid officers. Jo Holland's trainers
are presenting the NASFAA training on verification issues around
the region during the months of November and December. From all
accounts, this could be a record year for turnout for de-centralized
As I pass the gavel on to Jackie Lachapelle, I would be remiss
if I didn't give a special thank you to the Dallas County Community
College District for allowing me the time this year to fulfill
my duties as President. All of my colleagues in the District have
been tremendously supportive. And to my wife Sharon, I give a
very special recognition for her extraordinary patience and love.
She is looking forward to not having to ask every few days, "Now
where are you going this next week?"
This has been a most memorable year for me. I cannot thank you
enough for the confidence you showed in electing me to serve this
great association. I only hope that I have been able to represent
you all in a manner that would honor your dedication to our profession.
Thank you all, and I hope that you will continue to volunteer
and participate in 2007. You are the greatest family of colleagues,
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