Awards

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The Awards Committee selects the Outstanding Service Award recipient and a Special Recognition award recipient (optional), awards length of service certificates, recognizes retirees, and coordinates with current President on Committee of the Year Award.

Each year WASFAA makes awards to persons who have served the profession, the Association, and/or needy students in various capacities. Nominations for the following awards are solicited from the membership each year.

Outstanding Service Award

Regular or Associate membership in WASFAA;

a.    Leadership activities within WASFAA and the field of education and/or the financial aid profession, which have been exemplary; and

b.    A career in financial aid or a financial aidrelated profession which has been marked by service to fellow professionals, students, and those other publics served by the financial aid profession.

Special Recognition Awards

a.    Nominees may be a financial aid administrator or someone from a related field, not necessarily a WASFAA member, who merits special consideration based upon leadership, work on special projects, or significant contributions to the profession, WASFAA and other association(s), or education.

b.    This award is optional.

Recognition of Retirement Awards

Nominees must be retiring from financial aid work due to reasons of health or age.  The person must have served a significant number of years as a member of a financial aid office or in a position eligible for membership in WASFAA.

Length of Service Awards

Given to members who have served as a member of a financial aid office or in a position eligible for membership in WASFAA. Awards begin after 15 years and are given for every five years thereafter. The years of service for members are selfdeclared on the WASFAA membership application and are monitored for award eligibility by the Awards Committee.

New Professionals Award

The New Professional Award is given to a Regular or Associate WASFAA member who has made an outstanding contribution to the financial aid profession and WASFAA in particular.  The recipient must have been in the profession for less than five years and made outstanding contributions at the institutional, state, regional, or national level. The recipient must be a current member of WASFAA.


Chair(s)

Members

2018 Recognition of Retirement

2018 Length of Service

2017 -- Debbie Murphy

2016 -- Bill Henderson & Lynne Siewert

2015 -- Melissa Haberman

2014 -- Keyimani Alford

2013 -- Sara Beth Holman

2012 -- Dawn Scott

2011 -- Ben Dobner

2010 -- Steve Schuetz

2009 -- Bev Faga

2008 -- Triena Bodart

2007 -- Lisa Albers

2006 -- Sharon Hunter

2005 -- Liz Tucker   

2004 -- Karyn Graham

2003 -- Don Seymour

2002 -- Tim Jacobson

2001 -- Jane Hojan-Clark

2000 -- Phil George

1999 -- Mary Jo Green

1998 -- David Woodward

1997 -- Sue Minzlaff

1996 -- Tom Rabe

1995 -- Robert Sather

1994 -- Ed Schroeder

1993 -- Sister Kay Elmer

1992 -- James Bliese

1991 -- Karri Michel (Verhelst)

1990 -- Steve Van Ess

1989 -- Nancy Ninas

1988 -- James Friedbacher

1987 -- Gin Muenster

1986 -- Sande Robinson

1985 -- Bruce McConnell

1984 -- Kurt Kindschi

1983 -- Wally Douma

1982 -- Rhonda Norsetter

1981 -- Kenneth Cook

1980 -- Myron Van de Ven

1979 -- George Fix

1978 -- Helen Sandborn



2017 -- Patty Taylor

2016 -- Angela Sarni

2015 -- Susan Johnson

2014 -- Jason Bock

2013 -- Bill Henderson

2012 -- Mark Levine & Lynn Warning

2011 -- Connie Hutchison

2010 -- Debbie Murphy & Jo Woodward

2009 --Marilyn Krump & Diane Borchardt

2008 -- Ernesto Monge

2007 -- Bonnie Dockry, Joe Kauffman, & Virginia Nuske

2006 -- Tom Hansen

2005 -- Alice Winters

2004 -- Brett Lindquist

2003 -- Jamie Malone

2002 -- Sharon Hunter

2001 -- Shane Evenson

2000 -- Sheila Denney

1999 -- Sue Ausman

1997 -- Phil George

1996 -- David Woodward

1995 -- Sue Hebert & Mary Roggeman

1994 -- Wally Douma

1993 -- Candice Pfeiffer

1992 -- Lady Campbell, Tom Mrozinski, & Nancy Ninas

1991 -- Dallas Martin & Dick Johnston

1990 -- James Prindiville

1989 -- Arthur Gill

1988 -- Don Fowler, Jack Hinz, & Kurt Kindschi

  


2017 -- Megan De Rusha Pierce

2016 -- Lea Pollizi

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