Spring, 2002

Volume XXXVI, Number 4

In This Issue:

From the President
Across the State
KBOR Update
KASFAA Awards 2002 -
(lots of pictures)
Resume Tips for Students
KASFAA School Spotlight: Baker University
Student Co-Workers in the Office

The Oz-Sociated Press is published four times a year by the KASFAA Newsletter Committee:

Anthony Lyons, Chair
Cindy Stanphill
Jack Taylor

From the President: Annita Huff

Annita Huff, KASFAA State President

Greetings my fellow members! This is my first newsletter message to you as President, and I must say it is an exercise that provokes wonder and inspiration for what we are as an organization.

First I would like to welcome any new members. We hope that you will become active in our organization by serving on one of our many committees, or simply by offering your support to our leadership.

I would like to report that the KASFAA Spring 2002 Conference in Topeka was held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel on April 3-5th. Our theme, "Feeling Groovy - That 70's Conference" was carried out in many fun and unique ways. Registration for the spring event totaled 223 with 31 vendors. In addition, the KASFAA live auction raised $2200 for four $550 scholarships awarded to: The University of Kansas, Wichita Area Technical School, University of Kansas Medical Center, and Salina Area Technical School.

I want to offer a big thank you to everyone who helped with the spring conference whether it was as a presenter, moderator, exhibitor, committee chair, co-chair, member, and/or simply an attendee. It takes all of us to make the conference. Additionally, I want to extend my special thanks to the Conference Planning Committee for their hard work and dedication.

Our President-Elect, Chris Johnson and I will be compiling the KASFAA Committee Volunteer Forms by May 1. If you have NOT volunteered yet, please download, print and submit the volunteer form or simply e-mail me at: zzahuff@washburn.edu. I want our committees to be over-flowing with volunteers! We will notify you after our May 10th Budget Planning Board of Directors meeting in Topeka.

REMEMBER to register at www.rmasfaa.org for RMASFAA Summer Institute in Colorado Springs, May 31 - June 7. This wonderful training opportunity is held at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. Training is offered in Neophyte, Interadvanced and Student Loan Professional tracks. Pre-conference Professional Development and Leadership training is also offered. Once again, KASFAA will be sending four lucky individuals to receive this outstanding and highly respected training. They are: Robin Wiebe from Southwest Kansas Technical School, Kathy Blau from Garden City Community College, Brenda Meagher from Bethany College, and Vicki Johansen from Fort Hays State University. NEW this year, the NAASFAA Best Practices Symposium will be offered in conjunction with the RMASFAA Summer Institute. The three critical subject areas are: Enrollment Management, Legal Issues, and E-Commerce Customer Service. What an opportunity for professional development!

My question or challenge for you is what have you done to get involved in next year's (2003) Reauthorization? It is up to you to offer feedback and opinions to NASFAA, RMASFAA, KASFAA or directly to your legislators. Robert Gamez, past president, currently serves on the NASFAA Federal Issues Committee and will welcome your input into this important issue.

Finally, join me in congratulating your new Board of Directors for 2002-2003:
Robert Gamez-Past President-Chair Association Governance
Chris Johnson-President Elect-Chair Conference Planning
Chris Christensen-Vice President-Co-chair Conference Planning
Sandy Ludlum-Treasurer-(Term begins July 1, 2002)
Sharon Williams-Treasurer-(Term ends June 30, 2002)
Becca Diskin-Secretary
Cheryl Bellinger-Associate Member Representative at Large
Brent Carpenter-Associate Members-Chair
Julie Esau-Awards-Chair
Michelle Pursel-College Goal Sunday-Chair
Robb Cummings-Corporate Development-Chair
Sandra Schroeder-Early Awareness-Chair
Chris Christensen-Electronic Resources-Chair
Jan Batley-Fiscal Officers-Chair
Sylvia Ellis-Membership-Chair
Anthony Lyons-Newsletter-Chair
Cindi Raemaker-Publicity and Awareness-Chair
Janell Harris-Training-Chair
Linda Gill-Welcome Project-Chair

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