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Section 5: AWARDS

5.1 SELECTION PROCESS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS

The Past President chairs the Professional Recognition Committee. Committee members are selected by the President. To the extent possible, the President shall name two prior Eleanor S. Morris Distinguished Service Award recipients to the committee if they are still active members of NCASFAA.

Awards are presented at the annual spring business meeting.


5.2 ELEANOR S. MORRIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

This is the highest award given by the Association. The award is named for Eleanor S. Morris, a financial aid administrator of national reputation who served the students at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

This award is presented to a financial aid administrator who has made important contributions to the Association or to the student financial aid profession. The Past President solicits nominations from the membership at least sixty (60) days prior to the annual meeting. The recipient should have been involved in the Association in a variety of leadership roles: committee chair, elected officer, active member. The recipient should also have been involved in regional and state associations in a variety of roles: committee member, committee chair, possibly elected officer.

This award is presented only when there is a deserving individual to be recognized.


5.2.1 ELEANOR S. MORRIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS
  1989 Eleanor Morris
  1990 Duffy Paul
  1991 Stan Broadway
  1995 Steve Brooks
  1997 Larry Allen
  1998 Curtis Whalen
  2002 Janet Sain
  2002 Bill Cox
  2003 Barbara McQueen
  2004 Rose Mary Stelma
  2006 Joanne Carreras
  2009 Kay Stroud
  2012 Amy Berrier
  2014 Lisanne Masterson
  2016 Tolly Tollefson
  2017 Lisa Koretoff


5.3 AWARD OF MERIT

This award is presented to an individual(s) who has/have made important contributions to the Association or to the student financial aid profession. The recipient may or may not be a member of NCASFAA or may have been actively involved in associations in addition to NCASFAA. This award is presented only when there is/are a deserving individual(s) to be recognized.


5.3.1 AWARD OF MERIT RECIPIENTS
  1995 Francine Reeves
  1999 Betty Whalen
  1999 Dan Klock
  2002 Lisa Koretoff
  2003 Dave Bartniki
  2004 Elizabeth McDuffie
  2006 Amy Berrier
  2008 Bridget Ellis
  2009 Jane Kanipe
  2012 Robbie Schultz
  2014 Anthony Jones
  2016 Marcia Weston
  2017 Melody Lawrence


5.4 NEW MEMBER AWARD

This award is presented to an individual(s) that are new to the Association (defined as being a member for five years or less) who has/have made significant contributions to the Association during that short tenure. Notable contributions might be organizational, technological, or other innovative improvements invoked at one's office or directly for the organization.


5.4.1 NEW MEMBER AWARD RECIPIENTS
  1998 Lisa Koretoff
  1998 Ben Carey
  2005 Cynthia Grant
  2014 Jamie Pendergrass
  2017 Mary Otto


5.5 SERVICE AWARD

This award is presented to an individual to recognize years of membership in NCASFAA. Recipients will be listed in the printed spring program and read aloud during the spring conference at a time deemed appropriate by the President.


5.6 STEVEN E. BROOKS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP

On September 26, 2014, the Executive Board of the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA) established the Steven E. Brooks Professional Development Scholarship Award. NCASFAA created this award to encourage new members to pursue professional development opportunities and to enhance success within the financial aid profession. The scholarship will cover the cost of registration and travel expenses for one or more participants not to exceed $500.00 each (amount and number of participants determined annually by the Executive Board, depending on costs and availability of funds) to attend the SASFAA New Aid Officers Workshop.

To be eligible for the Steven Brooks Professional Development Scholarship, the financial aid professional must:

  • Be a current NCASFAA member who has not previously attended the SASFAA workshop
  • Have five (5) years or less financial aid experience
  • Complete the Scholarship Application
  • Submit an original statement with the Scholarship Application. The statement should be at least one typed page in length on the following topic: "Discuss the value and importance of student aid and how it relates to your choosing the financial aid profession."
  • Submit a current resume
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a senior level administrator at your institution (Ex. Dean, Vice-President, or Director)

The recipient will be announced to the NCASFAA membership during the Spring Conference. Applications must be submitted to the chair of the NCASFAA Professional Recognition Committee by a date determined by the Executive Board. The NCASFAA Professional Recognition Committee will review applications and select a recipient to be announced at the Spring NCASFAA Conference or whichever Conference includes the Annual Business meeting.


5.6.1 STEVEN E. BROOKS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
  2015 Whitney McLaughlin
  2016 Tyler Cook
  2017 Elena Koutouzos







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