PASFAA President Update
As I look out my window watching the falling snow AGAIN, I cannot help but ask myself: WILL IT EVER END?????? No, I am not referring to the snow, although that too seems to be never ending, I am referring to the COVID-19 pandemic and all of its implications for our schools, our students, our families, and our very lives! Who would have ever guessed that we would still be dealing with its affects a year later?
Yet, like dealing with snow, we plow on and make the best out of a bad situation. That is certainly true for PASFAA!
I am excited to announce that PASFAA has partnered with Junior Achievement throughout the state with their virtual sessions to students. We will have a booth at each Virtual Career Fair giving students the opportunity to learn about financial aid.
Plans are already well underway for our annual Spring Training, Don Raley Institute (DRI) and Fall Conference. The Executive Committee has decided that all three training events will be held virtually this year due to the current environment. The committees are working on providing excellent training and learning opportunities for all three.
Of course, as with every year, volunteers (new and old) are always welcome, encouraged and needed. PASFAA is not PASFAA without you! Let that serve as a reminder and a challenge to each one of us that our responsibility for the ultimate success of our association, is YOU!
If we can work remotely from home, we can certainly volunteer remotely as well!
Despite the many new and unexpected challenges, I would be remiss were I not to express my sincere and deepest appreciation for all of you who make PASFAA, PASFAA. Take care and be safe!
Director of Financial Aid, Point Park University