BCTC's Runan Evans named 2022 NASFAA Regional Leadership Award recipient
Published on Jun 29, 2022
LEXINGTON, KY – The Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) Associate Dean of Financial Aid, Runan Evans, was presented with a National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) Regional Leadership Award at the national conference this week.
Awards to members of the financial aid profession and higher education community are reviewed and selected annually by NASFAA’s Awards Committee and ratified by the Board of Directors.
The association presented six Regional Leadership Awards to recipients who have exhibited high integrity and character, have shown creative leadership, and have inspired and encouraged others to actively participate in professional development. One award was given in each of six regions to:
- EASFAA – Samantha Veeder, associate dean of college enrollment/director of financial aid, University of Rochester
- MASFAA – Michelle Trame, director of the Office of Student Financial Aid, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- RMASFAA – Joseph Donlay, director of financial aid, Colorado State University
- SASFAA – Runan Evans, associate dean of financial aid, Bluegrass Community and Technical College
- SWASFAA – Mendy Schmerer, director of the Office of Student Financial Aid, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
- WASFAA – Sun Ow, consultant, Self-Employed
Other awards presented at the conference include NASFAA's 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award to Lisanne Masterson, recently retired director of financial aid at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, Virginia and Mary Sommers, director of financial aid at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK).
The Allan W. Purdy Distinguished Service Award was presented to Brent Tener, director of student financial aid and scholarships at Vanderbilt University and NASFAA’s 2021-22 national chair and Joan Zanders, recently retired director of financial aid at Northern Virginia Community College.
The Meritorious Achievement Award was presented to Neville Brown, associate director of financial aid at Eastern Connecticut State University.
The Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award was awarded to Dr. Stella Flores, associate professor of higher education and public policy at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Gold Star Award was presented to The University of Alaska Fairbanks for its Nanook Resilience Program, The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for its Special Circumstances- Helping Families Help Themselves Program and The Rebekah Hoppel Salcedo WASFAA Leadership Program.
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is a nonprofit membership organization that represents more than 32,000 financial aid professionals at approximately 3,000 colleges, universities, and career schools across the country. NASFAA member institutions serve nine out of every 10 undergraduates in the U.S. Based in Washington, DC, NASFAA is the only national association with a primary focus on student aid legislation, regulatory analysis, and training for financial aid administrators.