Greetings PASFAA Members!
Labor Day weekend traditionally marks a time to celebrate, relax and enjoy the company of family and friends, as well as exploring and taking in the transformation of the student community. This year is certainly different than years past and makes it difficult to compose my final letter as the president.
Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, PASFAA played an instrumental role in sharing information with other state agencies, NASFAA and most importantly amongst its strong membership. I couldn’t be more proud to serve an organization that is eager to help one other personally and professionally for the greater good. New legislation was considered and reconsidered on a daily basis but our membership reviewed, summarized and shared at the same pace.
Please review the nomination forms to become a member of the 2020-21 PASFAA executive team. There are several positions open for consideration. The executive council members have adapted to a virtual meeting platform, Zoom, that may be appealing to members who were once concerned with travel.
New information will be released soon regarding the 2020 Virtual PASFAA Conference. This will be the first Virtual Conference in PASFAA’s history and the conference committee has been diligently working to provide the same professional development and social interaction that has made PASFAA one of the strongest state associations. Please contact Stephanie Schrift at SSchrift@francis.edu if you would like to volunteer as a presenter or have any suggestions.
As I settle into my new role of Past-President for the 2020-21 term, I would like to thank my fellow executive council members for their hard work and commitment to the organization during this past year. I would also like to thank all of you for trusting me with the responsibility of serving in the most challenging and rewarding position I have known to date. I hope I have not disappointed you. Democracy. Participation. Power. From these roots, great fruit will be harvested, so long as they are continually nurtured. That is up to all of us – let’s get to work!
Peace. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.
Director of Financial Aid
Saint Francis University
at The Penn Stater Conference Center,
State College, PA