Michigan All-Stars Win at NASFAA 2016
Gold Star Award: Michigan State University
Regional Leadership Award (MASFAA): Lori Vedder, University of Michigan Flint
Michigan’s financial aid community could not be more proud of our colleagues who won national recognition at the 2016 NASFAA Conference for their outstanding and innovative work. We enthusiastically congratulate them for these achievements and want to share this with our MASFAA friends and colleagues.
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) recognizes innovative ideas in the world of financial aid through their Gold Star Award each year. This year, Michigan State University’s Office of Financial Aid was recognized with this award. MSU’s Gold Star Award winning program, “Utilizing Learning Management Systems for Financial Aid Training,” is an online training program “that offers many benefits including reaching learners from various geographical locations, allowing self-paced learning, and the ability to review training materials at any time.” Congratulations to MSU’s Office of Financial Aid staff for this great achievement!
Also being recognized for her achievements and leadership in the financial aid profession was Lori Vedder, Director of Financial Aid at University of Michigan – Flint. Lori has long provided leadership and guidance for the Michigan association and is a former president of MSFAA. She is a former MASFAA VP and, in 2013, brought her passion, dedication and witty sense of humor to MASFAA’s president position. Lori has led strategic planning committees, been an active mentor to young professionals and is frequently sought for her expertise on compliance and advocacy. While still being active at the state and regional leadership levels, Lori has also served NASFAA on their Board of Directors and as their treasurer. She is a 2015 NASFAA MVP (Most Valuable Professional) and a long-time shining star in MSFAA and MASFAA. Lori, you are deserving of the NASFAA Regional Leadership Award for the Midwest Region and MSFAA and MASFAA share in celebrating this recognition with you! Cheers!