KASFAA Oz-Sociated Press, Summer 2001
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Across the State

NCO Financial Systems

Michelle Stanko, NCO Financial Systems, was married May 18, 2001, to Greg Hartmann. Congratulations Michelle!

Guaranty Bank & Trust

Michelle Purcel was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Student Lending. Congratulations, Michelle!

Sallie Mae - Lawrence

On June 21, Ann Anderson was promoted to West Region Head for Sallie Mae Higher Education Sales. Congratulations, Ann!

US Bank

Mark Putman and his wife, Susan, welcomed their first child, Corbin Putman. At birth, Corbin weighed 8 lbs 3 oz and was 21 1/2 inches long. He is a very cute baby (he looks like his mom) and pictures of his happy family can be seen at http://members.telocity.com/~mputman007/.

Newman University

Newman University reports that Kelli Hartman has become the Director of Financial Aid, replacing Marla McClure, who has become the Dean of Admissions. In addition, Newman has two new counselors. Melissa Meares is the new financial aid/admissions processing counselor and Lesley O'Dell is the new financial aid counselor. Lesley just graduated from Wichita State this May and was married on June 30th. Melissa just graduated from K-State and became engaged in May and is planning a wedding for next February. Former financial aid counselor, Todd Martin, has moved on and is the new Financial Aid Director at Mid-America Bible College in Oklahoma City. April Davis, financial aid counselor, gave birth to a daughter, Lillianne Claire, on June 23. Both are doing great.

Butler County Community College

Heather Ward has been hired full-time for verification and record completion. Tiffani Smith is now working full-time doing loan processing and the front desk. BCCC just hired Cari Dull at its Andover branch.

Wichita State University

Kevin Crabtree, joined our staff in January 2001, to fill the newly created position of Information Technology Coordinator. Celia Easley joined our staff in March 2001, to fill the newly created position of Scholarship Counselor.
Sheelu Surender, formerly Loan Counselor, was promoted to the position of Assistant Director for Scholarships in February 2001. Suzanne Hamilton-Mies is our new Scholarship Assistant. Angie McNew is our new Administrative Assistant and Abbey Coburn is our new Office Assistant.
Chi Lam, Financial Aid Counselor, joined our staff in January 2001. Chi is also the certifying official for Veterans Services. Jason De Los Santos, joined our staff in June 2001 to fill the Loan Counselor position.
Goodbye to Julie Greco, Assistant Director for Customer Service and Training, who will be leaving July 5th to assume an internship in the Sports Administration Office at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA; this position will allow her to finish her master's degree in the Sports Administration program at WSU. We will miss Julie and wish her well in her future endeavors! Lisa Wuggazer has also left WSU.

Southwestern College

We have a couple of promotions to report in our office. Dena Allison has been promoted from Financial Aid Counselor to Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Juletta Gall from Financial Aid Assistant to Financial Aid Clerk.

Northeast Kansas Technical College

Northeast Kansas Technical College has a new president. Her name is Shirley Antes. She began her duties on July, 9.

Wichita Area Technical College

Willow Dean has been promoted to the position of Assistant Financial Aid Officer at Wichita Area Technical College and has been instrumental in the implementation of our new Financial Aid Management System, PowerFaids for the 2001-02 award year.
Welcome to Belinda Bastow, celebrating 3 months with WATC, started in Financial Aid after working for H&R Block as one of the top preparers in the area. Her specialized training in tax information is a big plus!
Also, welcoming Paula Lamprecht, celebrating 2 months with WATC, as the Financial Aid Receptionist. Paula has an extensive background in training and customer service which will be so helpful to both our college and the KASFAA organization.
Margaret Shady, after 13 years of service to students and their families, has taken another position within WATC. Her helpful, caring attitude will be missed, but still well used in her new role at the WATC-Schweiter Campus.
Michelle Carson, while remaining as the Financial Aid Officer, has added responsibilities and been promoted to Supervisor of Enrollment Services which includes the Offices of Financial Aid, Registrar/Enrollment, Admissions, and Student Records.
Wichita Area Technical College administration also moved into remodeled offices at our same location--301 S Grove, installed a new phone system and a wonderful electronic network...Stop by the next time your in Wichita and we'll show you our new digs!

Neosho County Community College

I wanted to send you a quick note addressing the changes in our Office. I will be leaving my position July 31st. My husband has accepted another position which requires us to relocate. We will be moving to the Emporia area. My immediate plans are to be a Mom. I have two boys. One which is 3 years old (Derek) and one which just turned 2. (Brian) They are looking forward to living close to Grandpa and having Mom home!
We also have a new Financial Aid Counselor, Dean Colston. He will assist students at our Ottawa site.
*I will truly miss working with all of you!
Janet Reese Director of Financial Aid

Wichita Technical Institute

Wichita Technical Institute has a new Director of Admissions, Gary Hively and a new Director of Administration, Barry Mannion.

Kansas City Kansas Area Technical School

Former Financial Aid Secretary (Denise Hayes), has been replaced by Linda Cavender and she began on April 9, 2001. Also, Chuck Bond, the Business Manager, retired this year and has been replaced by Cliff Smith. Chuck supervised the Financial Aid Office.

MidAmerica Nazarene University

Deb Ellis celebrated the marriage of her daughter, Angela, to Joshua Campbell on May 26.

Southwest Kansas Technical School

Stephanie Fisher, Financial Aid Clerk, is no longer with the school. She has left for bigger and better things. She is replaced by Robin Weibe. Robin is still a neophyte to the financial aid world.

McPherson College

Fred Schmidt has been named Dean of Enrollment Management and Quality Assurance and will also continue his responsibilities for the Admissions and Financial Aid offices. He will now be giving additional attention to retention and quality on campus. Fred intends to remain active in our financial aid associations as long as they will have him (of course!).

Garden City Community College

The financial aid community is sad to lose Deanna Mann, Financial Aid Director. She won't be leaving GCCC, but will be taking on a new job as the Institutional/Research/Student Tracking Specialist. Sounds fun, doesn't it? She will be greatly missed.

Pittsburg State University

Marilyn Haverly has taken on the responsibilities of Director of Student Financial Assistance. Julie Blankenship is PSU's new Loan Counselor and comes to the school from Missouri Southern State College. PSU is also proud to announce that one of its graduate student employees, Joetta Wigger, has joined the staff at Southwestern College in Winfield as a financial planner.

Barton County Community College

Toni Bryant, who has been at the school since February is the new Student Loan Specialist. Sherri Henry is the Scholarship Specialist and she has been with the school for about a year.

Topeka Technical College

Due to the announcement of its closure, the school is planning a fifteen-month teach-out for completion of its currently-enrolled programs. The school has ceased enrolling for any new programs since the school is currently up for sale, with its primary plan to offer completion of programs for all students.

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