Region 5 - South Florida
Greetings and Salutations to all Region V members, I am thrilled to be able to serve on the board as the new Region V Representative. Just a little background information about myself, I began my career in financial aid at Broward College as a work-study student back in 2002 and was eventually hired as a Senior Financial Aid Advisor back in 2009. I have continuously embraced the changes that I have witnessed throughout this past decade and can only imagine what the future holds for Federal Student Aid. One of my favorite quotes is by Maya Angelou, “When you learn, teach, when you get, give”. This quote encourages every day me to share my experiences and knowledge to positively impact others. As Financial Aid Administrators we are here to empower students with the knowledge and the tools needed for success, while pursuing their education and beyond. As a Senior Financial Aid Advisor at Broward College, I have worked rigorously to enhance our team work ethic, customer service and our communication. I plan to bring the same persistency to encourage the necessary changes to uphold my new responsibilities. It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve within the financial aid community and impact more students on a bigger scale. My primary objective as your Region V Representative is to have workshops and training sessions that will ensure Region V will have the current and necessary information to provide our students, parents, and the community as a whole with excellent customer service. I encourage all Region V members to get involved and to firmly take action in achieving these necessary goals. I also encourage open dialogue, including the exchange and communication of concepts, information and experiences as this will foster and promote cohesiveness between within the student financial aid community. I look forward to hearing from you and welcome any suggestions and ideas to ensure that 2013-2014 is our most successful year ever.
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