NASFAA is currently soliciting nominations for the following individual awards:
- Allan W. Purdy Distinguished Service Award
- Lifetime Membership Award
- Honorary Membership Award
- Meritorious Achievement Award
- Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award
If you haven’t already, please check out the NASFAA website to learn more about the criteria for each award or to submit a nomination.
I also want to call your attention to NASFAA’s newest award, the Gold Star Award, which recognizes innovative ideas in the financial aid arena at any level, targeted toward any constituency. This award is open to individuals working at NASFAA member institutions; member institutions; regional associations; and state associations. The Gold Star Award honors up to three ideas each year. If you have succeeded in doing something that no one has done before, NASFAA wants to hear about it! Please click on the following link for information on how to submit a project, individual, or group for consideration: http://www.nasfaa.org/mkt/about/awards/Gold_Star_Award.aspx. The deadline for award nominations (limited to NASFAA members only) is February 27, 2015.
Finally, NASFAA presents a Regional Leadership Award to individuals, who need not be financial aid administrators, who have made outstanding contributions to the financial aid profession at the regional and state levels over a sustained period of time (i.e., seven years or more). Leadership at the national level is not a criterion for this award. Current members of NASFAA’s Board of Directors, including non-voting members, are not eligible to receive this award.
Individuals selected for the Regional Leadership Award must:
- Exhibit high integrity and character:
- Have shown creative leadership:
- Have inspired and encouraged others to participate actively in professional development activities:
- Have continued active involvement in professional organizations after holding elected office; and
- Have supported the goals and objectives of NASFAA.
Nominations for this award are submitted to NASFAA by the regional associations. If you would like to nominate a fellow RMASFAA colleague who meets the above criteria, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Friday, February 20, with the name of the nominee, the name of his or her institution, the length of time he or she has been involved at the regional and state levels, and a brief description of how this individual meets the requirements listed above. Nominations will be discussed at the RMASFAA winter board meeting (to be held February 27-28 in Denver, CO) in order to select the name that will be submitted to NASFAA.
Thank you for helping NASFAA to identify and recognize excellence in our profession!