by Kent Larson
Salt Lake City 2003 NASFAA Conference was a success, thanks
in part to our UASFAA member volunteers. I received a
nice letter from Dallas Martin and the following excerpt
expresses his, and NASFAA’s, appreciation for your
"On behalf of NASFAA, I want to thank you and
your Utah colleagues for all that was done to make
those in attendance at the recently concluded NASFAA
conference in Salt Lake feel so welcome and well provided
for during their stay. The enthusiasm of your UASFAA
colleagues is admirable and it was a pleasure for
us to have the opportunity to work with so many of
The success of a conference the size of ours is
always dependent upon the work of local volunteers.
I hope you will extend our appreciation to all of
your Utah colleagues for a job well done."
Let me add my thanks for your efforts as well. Thanks
goes to the many volunteers who made commitments to serve
and then professionally followed through and completed
their assignments. Wendy Clark served as NASFAA’s
local arrangements committee chair. She and her committee,
consisting of John Curl, Cristi Easton, John Garrigues,
Johanna Harper, Jon Hazelgren and Lynn Jensen were simply
great. In Dallas Martin’s words, the entire volunteer
team was “first rate”.
Our July 8th UASFAA business meeting was a success as
well. It was good to meet with you at the Little America
Hotel and enjoy a delightful repast. Sincere thanks goes
to our associate members who sponsored the event by way
of generous contributions to the general budget.
Your UASFAA membership affords yet another valuable training
opportunity on October 29 when the RMASFAA Decentralized
Training workshop will be held at SLCC’s Miller
Campus. Hopefully, every member institution will be able
to take advantage of the valuable instruction, discussions,
and reference materials that are only available to workshop
participants. Each of the nine important issues to be
addressed in the training applies to every member institution.
I hope to see you there.
Finally, let me say it is a pleasure for me to work in
the field of Financial Aid with genuine, sincere people
such as you who are committed to helping others. I value
our friendship and look forward to forging new friendships
in the future.
|Terry Bell receives an
UASFAA award for 28 years of service in the financial
aid community. Congratulations again!