The January 11th meeting of NYSFAAA Region VI was held at Marymount Manhattan and the following individuals were in attendance: FirstName LastName Title Institution Rebecca Christina William Financial Aid Counselor Director of Financial Aid Director of Financial Aid CUNY - Hunter College Marymount Manhattan College School of Visual Arts Account Manager Vice President Account Executive Account Manager Sales Manager Loan Coordinator of Financial Aid Sr. Assistant Director - Financial Services Account Manager Director of Financial Aid Regional Director Vice President / Region Executive financial aid counselor Sallie Mae Sallie Mae Edamerica Chase Education Finance Academic Finance Corporation CUNY - Queens College Fordham University - Rose Hill Camp Citibank Student Loans Canisius College NSLP - National Student Loan Progra USA Funds Services Fordham University - Rose Hill Camp Lorrinza Annette Wayne Clair Adrienne Anna Ali Bennett Berrios Bolden Hudson Cilmi-Vitali Constable Delgrosso Duran Gago Gambke Garelick Gaume Ghanoo Gonzalez Grant Grazette Jordan Hamilton Harewood III Jacobi King Kopit Assistant Director of Financial Aid Associate Director of Financial Aid Director of Financial Aid Director of Financial Aid Assistant Director Financial Aid Director Fred Beatrice Lileith Jeanne Heather Darryl Robert LaQuanda Lane Larue Lynch McCarthy McDonnell Menor Mirabal Murray Financial Aid Counselor Director of Sales Director of Financial Aid Vice President Director of Financial Aid Cooper Union Marymount Manhattan College CUNY - Kingsborough Community Co New York College of Osteopathic Me Bank Street College of Education Aveda Institute New York CUNY - Borough of Manhattan Comm College Sallie Mae Sanford Brown Institute Sallie Mae Sarah Lawrence College Caliber Training Institute Fordham University - Rose Hill Camp Wachovia Corporation Anthony Ambrose Shane Vinette Christina Jeffrey Jason Tessie Vera Steven Pizzuti Price Rauh Richards Rosado Sampson Santora Scroggins Senese Sweet Toby Desiree Christopher Katrina Ursula Socorro Mary David Curtis Calvin Brian Eduardo Bernadette Student Financial Services Counselor Regional Account Executive Vice President, Director of Regional Accounts Account Executive Regional Account Executive Financial Aid Counselor Director of Sales Vice President Manager, Campus Programs Account Manager Client Relations Manager Student Loan Xpress, Inc. Citizens Bank TERI - The Educational Resources In Fordham University - Rose Hill Camp Marymount Manhattan College Sallie Mae Student Loan Xpress, Inc. Sallie Mae Chase Education Finance NYS Higher Education Services Corp Jane Mary Jennifer Michael Rafael Rodney Shelley Erin Tom Tartaro TorresErickson Trauman Turner Villalona Walton Worrell Zagaski Zarkos Financial Aid Counselor CUNY - Graduate School Client Relationship Manager Account Executive Client Relations Manager Regional Account Executive Campus Relations Manager Federal Direct Loan Coordinator Account Executive Manager Director Sales M&T Bank Access Group, The NYS Higher Education Services Corp Wachovia Corporation PNC Bank CUNY - Graduate School Citizens Bank Sallie Mae Brian Ghanoo greeted everyone and wished everyone a Happy New Year! Chris Constable gave the Treasurer’s report - $15,847.14 balance with $5.39 interest. The HECS update was given by Mike Turner. The following points were highlighted and the entire update is attached for your perusal. -08/09 College Data Survey will be sent out by email. The TAP Certifying Officers will be able to update school information. - If updates are not sent in by March 31st, they must be sent to [email protected] - TAP Earned Credit Reporting – HE8501 report – how many credits students getting TAP have earned. - Lenders can go onto the HESC website to see credit checks. Students can also call lenders and the lender can pull information for the student. Jennifer Trauman presented strategies for helping undergraduates prepare for Graduate School. The presentation is attached. Maria Deinnocentiis talked about the Next Generation Committee and how they were trying to reach out to new and old people for the purpose of getting involved with NYSFAAA. Volunteers are needed for various positions and committees. Volunteers are especially needed for the Election Committee The Legislative Workshop will take place on March 3rd or 4th. A Support Staff Work Shop is coming up. Donations can be given to the Development Fund – think of NYSFAAA as an organization to give to. Heather McDonald and Curt Guame were special guests at the meeting. The following points were mentioned: - Heather congratulated Region VI members on a wonderful conference they hosted in October. - First draft of Slate should be available by March 1st. - Heather and Curt have the same vision for NYSFAAA and Slate and want to know what we need them to do for us. - They both feel that Slate was written too quickly/language. - NYSFAAA members will have to navigate a little differently and a lot of what’s going on is about perception - CUNY & SUNY have been subjected already - Training will take place once the Slate document is sent out Upcoming Projects: Novice – 1st full week of June in Suny Brockport. Lisa Simpson is the contact person for Novice. Legislative Forum – postponed to March because of the primaries Region 3 Syracuse hosting next year’s conference in Buffalo. Next 10-15 years we’ll be spending a lot of time in Buffalo and NYC – hotels can’t accommodate us. We need a great slate of individuals who will take this organization forward! Brian Ghanoo presented How to Calculate the EFC – Expected Family Contribution He walked attendees through several calculations Mary V. Torres-Erickson made a brief presentation on College Goal Sunday. Requests were made for extra assistance for the Bronx to accommodate the 300+ students who are registered and also made a plug for Yonkers. A plea for Chinese speaking volunteers was made for our Flushing location. Anna Kopit gave the closing remarks and asked everyone to save February 19th for the Tax Workshop by James Briggs at BMCC.