$21 million collected!
Laura Del Rio, Stephanie
Nonnemacher, Chris Salone, and Pat Woods -a
great Tx BUC$ conference.
Jaynell Harrell - was
married on October 12th.
Student Financial Specialist
Financial Aid Specialist
Laura Del Rio - 10 Yrs!
Chris Salone - 4 years
- Oct. 10
Alison Odom - Oct. 14
Stan Eddy - Oct. 15
Diana Russell - Oct. 23
Teresa Torres - Oct. 24
Melissa Stanford - Oct. 26
Sharla Roderick - Oct. 26
Marc Peterson - Oct. 31
If you are not on the list and should be, this is produced from the Employee
Roster on the V drive. Let Kathy know if there is an error.
Very Important Ponies
of our VIPs this month are:
I would like to offer my
thanks to your pleasant, talented, can-do, staff (in the Registrar's Office) --
especially the following who always go the extra mile, and are prompt,
efficient, and cheerful.
Phelps - I often have to contact her about a system problem with transfer
work or exam credit. Laura almost always is able to fix such problems
immediately, but when she can't, she makes appropriate referrals and stands
ready to help further in any way she can.
Lieber - If he's at his desk, you can bet Norm will answer his phone.
At crunch time, this is a life-saver. Norm also is efficient, cheerful,
McMillan - Incredible is the term that best describes Kelly.
She is willing to help out with any and everything, whether it has an apparent
connection to her area or not. Her joyful spirit is infectious, and her
assistance is invaluable.
take forever to list all who deserve similar commendation, and the many
omissions from the above list in no way should imply that anyone is less than
helpful or cooperative. I just feel that the folks I have mentioned above
deserve extra special recognition. . . . and you already know how
wonderful Peggy Boykin is.
Swenson - is a big 10! -
James did a great job helping me and discovered
that I was overcharged for parking and got me a refund for that. He was
very thoughtful, helpful, and courteous. You should consider him as an
asset to your team! I would definitely give him a 10 for his excellent
James helped a student with a stop payment on a
refund check. Student was very upset about the process and was assured
that the matter would be taken care of. Student was very please with
James' assistance and help.
Parsons - took charge and helped one of my PMBA students with an ACH that
did not post to his checking account. Student was very upset, Sarah
told the student she would take care of the situation. Thanks, Sarah.
McMillan - is very attentive, supportive, and caring!
Catherine Hadnot - was very
pleasant and helpful on the phone.
Lillie Rose - handled my request
with a can-do professional attitude.
The Admission office has developed a
Prefilled Application. This fall a pilot program will be undertaken that
involves sending prefilled applications to targeted students. Honors
students, students of color, and students from predetermine geographical
locations will be sent an application that has been completed with the students
information from PeopleSoft. In addition the student will receive a
personalized letter, and merit scholarship and financial aid information.
Texas prospects with e-mail address on record will be sent an ePostcard that
will link the student to the online application as well as information on
financial aid and merit scholarships.
Change in Federal Financial Aid Disbursement - As of October 1, 2002 school
such as SMU with a low loan default rate will no longer be exempt from two
provisions of the Higher Education Act. While most in Congress agreed that
the two provisions should be extended, an acceptable cost offset was not found.
The two provisions are:
- All Federal aid must be disbursed in two installments without regard to the
period of enrollment. Students enrolled for only one term in an aid year
will have their disbursement made at two separate times. This will
particularly impact spring transfer students or graduate student entering in the
- First time borrowers will have the first disbursement of their aid
withheld for 30 days.
passes legislation to increase the amount of federal loan debt forgiveness for
teachers. The US House of Representatives approved legislation to
increase the amount of federal loan debt forgiveness for teachers in Title I
schools from $5,000 to $17,500. However, it is unlikely that the Senate
will take up the legislation before the election. This means that the
legislation will not take effect until passed by the Senate and signed by the
VOTE - November 5th
It's a responsibility as
well as a right.
Next Division Staff
- November 6 - 8:30am H-T
Important Dates and Things:
Monthly Statements Due
- Oct. 18
Service Indicators On
Spring Enrollment Appts
- Oct. 31
SF Month End - Oct.
Run Spring Invoices - Nov. 18
Mnthly Statement Due Date
- Nov. 20
SF Month End - Nov. 22
Run Spring Invoices - Nov.
Run Spring Invoices - Dec. 2
Begin Emailing Invoices -
SF Month End - Dec. 13
UG Payment Due Date - Dec. 16
Celebrating another great
the party helpers!
Erin, Chris, Donna, and Kathy (behind the camera).
Monica provided moral support.
(click on photo for more of
Rising from the ground!
Quotation of the Month
aim of education is not knowledge but action.