North Dakota Movers and Shakers

Lynn Haverlock was named the Director of Financial Aid at Williston State College.

Natasha Haugen is the new Financial Aid Associate at Williston State College.  Natasha has 7 years of private banking experience.  She is originally from Minot, is married and has two children – Hunter (4), and Brekyn (1).

Michelle Passa, Financial Aid Clerk at Minot State, left the glamorous world of financial aid to be a stay-at-home mom in December.

Janelle Kilgore from UND, who had been elected to serve as NDASFAA President for 2012, accepted a different job at UND, outside the Financial Aid Office, as the Business Manager at the UND Memorial Union.  The NDASFAA Nominations Committee will be seeking to fill Janelle’s role as President-Elect for the remainder of 2011 and to find a candidate for the 2012 President-Elect position at our annual meeting in April in Fargo.

Jennifer Hodny, who currently works for UND as a Student Loan Associate was promoted to a Financial Aid Advisor.   She starts her new duties on February 1 and will work primarily with student employment and student loans.

Christina Hutchison has moved from the scholarship office at UND to assume the responsibilities of Financial Aid Advisor for UND aviation students.

Loretta Prather, Financial Aid Advisor at UND, will now be working with the scholarship programs.

Sandy Klein of Dickinson State University turned the state president duties over to Nathan Stratton.  Nathan is the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Finance at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck.

Sandy Hill, Financial Aid Administrator at NDSU, will be inducted into the Quarter Century Club at NDSU for 25 years of service!

Tara Thoreson, Financial Aid Administrator at NDSU was recently engaged to Justin Spletstoser.  He popped the question during a vacation to San Antonio and they are planning a summer 2011 wedding.

The entire NDSU Student Financial Services staff is learning American Sign Language (ASL) to better communicate with their loan processor, Michele, who is featured in the spotlight article.

Submitted by Kristie Paulson, Financial Aid Counselor / Student Financial Services, North Dakota State University

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