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Summer Institute Early Bird Registration -Extended

April 16, 2014


Early Bird Registration Rate has been extended through April 30, 2014!

Click the link below to register:

The team has been assembled…the battle plan approved…now it’s your turn to become one of us…the Financial Aid Avengers…Not All Superheroes Wear Capes!

June 8-13, 2014
RMASFAA Summer Institute
Colorado School of Mines – Golden, CO

The Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators would like to extend an invitation for you to attend the 33rd Annual RMASFAA Summer Institute. Join us for this excellent training opportunity as we present the “Financial Aid Avengers: Not All Superheroes Wear Capes” on the majestic Colorado School of Mines campus in Golden, CO!

Due to the high quality of training that Summer Institute provides, registrations are processed on a first-come, first served basis. To ensure class sessions are effective learning environments, the number of participants may be held to a maximum number.

Questions? Please contact Tony Tanking, Summer Institute Chair, at or 913-360-7485

Correction: NDASFAA Spring Conference

April 15, 2014


Held in Wahpeton, ND at NDSCS
April 9-11th 



NDASFAA Spring Conference attendees

April 15, 2014

NDASFAA Spring Conference attendees

NDASFAA Spring Conference
April 8-10th
Bismarck, ND

2014 Winter Board Meeting

April 7, 2014

2014 Winter Board Meeting

“Hey you two down in front… pay attention!”
If only the rest of us were in on their little secret :)
RMASFAA board of directors hard(ly) at work.

Oscar R. ‘Jack’ Hendrix Award Spotlight – Kelly Hoggatt Russell

March 28, 2014

Kelly Hoggatt was the 1999 recipient of the Oscar R. ‘Jack’ Hendrix Award.  Kelly got her start in financial aid in 1993 at Manhattan Area Technical College. Her boss was very active in KASFAA and RMASFAA and encouraged Kelly to jump in and be active in those professional organizations as well. Kelly took over as the Director of Financial Aid when her boss retired in 1994. She served in that position until 2006. During that time she was active in various positions with KASFAA and RMASFAA, including serving on the RMASFAA Board and serving as an instructor at Summer Institute.  The year she won the Oscar R. ‘Jack’ Hendrix Award, she was chair of the RMASFAA Membership Committee, which did an overhaul of the membership process.

From 2006-2009 Kelly served as Vice President of Student Services at Manhattan Area Technical College. In this position she oversaw the financial aid office.

In 2009 Kelly accepted a position with the Kansas Board of Regents, which oversees the colleges in Kansas. She spent from 2009-2011 with their organization.

Since 2011, Kelly has been at Dodge City Community College as the Dean of Students.  Kelly stated that she really enjoys being back in student services after being away from that area for a couple of years. While she isn’t in financial aid, she does oversee that office, and still maintains contact with some of her former RMASFAA colleagues.

On a personal note, Kelly was married for the first time in life in 2009. Her husband is a Vice President at Dodge City Community College.

New Archives Page Available

March 26, 2014

I am pleased to announce that there is now a new “Archives” page available on the RMASFAA website at   You can also get to this page by clicking on “Resources” and then “RMASFAA Archives” or by going to the “What’s New” section. 

Since this page is brand new, I am asking for RMASFAA member assistance, and that anyone who has any items that should be housed on this page to please contact me at  Items to be included on this “Archives” page would include past Conference and Summer Institute contracts and program agendas, or previous RMASFAA publications. 

Hopefully having this information available to RMASFAA members (it is password protected) will be helpful in future event planning, while also allowing the organization to be more transparent to its members.

Thanks, and please let me know if you have any questions!

Jenny Leigh Adler
RMASFAA Vice President


Only One Week Left!

March 24, 2014

Hi Everyone,

Spring is in the air here in Utah (if the weatherman is to be trusted, we’ll break 70 degrees tomorrow!). This time of year brings with it energy, optimism and the promise of growth and renewal. What better time to nominate yourself or a colleague (who will surely be eternally grateful) to serve RMASFAA as an elected officer? The following officer positions are open on the 2014-15 RMASFAA Board of Directors:

-Associate Member Delegate

For a description of the duties of each office, please see pages 9-13 of RMASFAA’s Policies and Procedures manual:

This will be the final call for nominations, so act now! (The online nomination form found at will only be available through April 1.) Keep in mind that all nominees must be current RMASFAA members. And if you can’t think of anyone who would represent you well, go ahead and nominate yourself!

Your input is a very valuable part of this process. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you may have. I’m looking forward to serving you and working with you, and I welcome and encourage your involvement at whatever level you are able to participate.

Thanks again for your help. Happy spring to you and yours!

Art Young