Next Stop-Pierre, South Dakota!
The RMASFAA Express continues to move down the tracks towards the Little America Hotel & Resort in Cheyenne, WY. The Express will arrive in Cheyenne, WY on October 20, 2013. Reserve your seat now! Details on booking the hotel including discounted room rates and a full description of amenities can be found at http://rmasfaa.org/docs/toc_conferences.html
NeASFAA’s annual spring conference was a HUGE success! A great group of over 75 friends gathered in Grand Island on April 25th and 26th to work together as a T.E.A.M. Because…..Together Everyone Achieves More!
Speakers and presenters were the highlight of the conference. Former Nebraska Cornhusker, Demoine Adams opened the conference on Thursday by sharing the importance of being a part of a team. His uplifting message, and audience participation was a great way to kick off the meeting.
David Glezerman, Bursar from Temple University in Philadelphia PA, joined us to share his customer service experience. He also presented sessions on collections and accounts receivable for the business office professionals in attendance.
We were very excited to have RMASFAA President Jeff Jacobs in attendance as well. Jeff presented a RMASFAA update and thanked NeASFAA for a fantastic 2012 fall conference in Omaha. Jeff shared a brief description of each of the RMASFAA committees and highlighted those in NeASFAA that are currently participating. He strongly encouraged volunteerism throughout our associations and invited everyone to the 2013 fall conference in Cheyenne, WY.
NeASFAA’s own Craig Munier provided a federal update on Friday. As NASFAA’s National Chair Elect, Craig had excellent insight into what sequestration, budget cuts and proposals mean for all of us. He also shared NASFAA’s proactive advocacy initiatives and encouraged feedback. NeASFAA is very lucky to have a great resource and friend in Craig!
We also celebrated accomplishments made by our members. NeASFAA had four retirees this year to honor: Randy Sell—UNO, Diane Kahle—Doane College, Tina Larsen—Nebraska Christian College and Steve Millnitz—Central Community College.
NeASFAA also gave the following prestigious awards:
Rookie of the Year:
Ray Miller-Grace University
Committee of the Year:
Don Bueher – Nelnet
Stacy Seim – EducationQuest
Feel the Excitement:
On Friday, NeASFAA President Elect LeAnn Hoffman was handed the gavel by current President Tom Ochsner. He wished her the best of luck in the upcoming year. LeAnn then presented Tom with the Past President plaque and thanked him for his service to NeASFAA.
There was lots of information, celebration and networking packed into two days. On behalf of the Professional Development Committee, I would like to thank all that attended, presented and contributed to a fantastic spring conference. It truly was a T.E.A.M effort. We hope that you can join us next year–April 10th and 11th at the Divots Conference Center Norfolk, NE.\
We are getting into the time of year when activities have been ramping up within RMASFAA. Elections are in full swing. Summer Institute will take place June 9-14. 2013 Conference registrations will be available in the coming months. What do all of these have in common? You will utilize the RMASFAA website for these activities. Whether it is for signing up for something, checking current resources, or just checking out the photo gallery to see what your colleagues are up to at RMASFAA sponsored events, we wish to make the website as user friendly as possible for you. FYI – the photo gallery is a great resource for seeing your friends in action!
So if you see something on the website that is incorrect (names, dates, etc.) or you have a suggestion for what you would like to see within the website, please contact the Electronics Initiative Committee (EIC) Chair – Tony Tanking. We would love to hear from you to help make your website better for you.
Have a great summer!
Director of Financial Aid
The RMASFAA Express has left the station heading for the Little America in Cheyenne Wyoming. Along the way, the Express will make many stops ensuring that you are “Keeping on Track!”
The first stop is a call for proposal to present. Proposals are currently being accepted by the Program Committee. If you have a presentation that will support the RMASFAA membership keep on track, we encourage you to climb aboard. Complete the call for proposal to present form at https://udenver.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8DlqmLBu1VFS14p.
Track is currently being laid from Topeka Kansas to Lincoln, Nebraska. To view the latest details, go full steam ahead to http://www.rmasfaa.org/docs/toc_conferences.html.
The RMASFAA Express will be leaving soon, headed for the Little America Hotel & Resort in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Along the way, the Express will make many stops to ensure that you are Keeping on Track!
The track is currently being laid from Topeka, Kansas to Lincoln, Nebraska. To view the latest details, go full steam ahead to http://www.rmasfaa.org/docs/toc_conferences.html.
Save the dates!!!
Nearly 3,000 financial aid professional from across the country attend the NASFAA National Conference
each year to learn, network, and share best practices. The Conference offers a wide array of sessions
and programming for experienced, intermediate, and beginning financial aid officers. Nowhere else
can you get the depth and breadth of professional development opportunities all in one place!
Your institution’s voting representative was just recently sent the voting link for RMASFAA and has the opportunity and privilege to choose who will serve as the next leaders of our Association. Please take a few minutes to read over the information provided on each candidate (found on the electronic ballot / voting link). Although there can only be one winner for each position, each person whose vision is to serve our illustrious association is already a winner.
A big thank-you to all of the candidates who agreed to have their names placed on this year’s ballot! They are:
Valerie Curtin (Helena College University of Montana)
Art Young (Brigham Young University – UT)
Jenny Leigh Adler (Colorado State University – Ft. Collins)
Susan Stephenson (Eastern Wyoming College)
David Martin (South Dakota School of Mines & Technology)
Danelle Whitten (Flathead Valley Community College – MT)
Cindy Kleinsorge (Johnson County Community College – KS)
Julie Watson (Montana State University)
Associate Member Delegate:
Mike Mutziger (Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.)
Laura Schultz (Wells Fargo)
Thank you very much for taking the time to vote!