Awards

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Pictured is Gloria Alston, accepting on behalf of her late husband Robert Alston and Dr. Glenn Lang.

The 2014 recipient of the Arthur E. Richmond Distinguished Service Award: Robert Alston
With Bob's recent passing, it has made very clear how much of an impact he had on NJASFAA, its members and the students and families he served. Bob was quick with a booming 'hello' and a giant bear hug. He was always willing to help his colleagues, whether that meant discussing policies and procedures or listening to someone's more personal concerns. I am sure he used his same knack for listening with every student he helped in his many years at TCNJ. I have seen Bob in action on more than once occasion - mentoring or teaching - all with great enthusiasm! He was a wonderful motivational speaker and continually gave back to his community. He will be sorely missed.

The 2014 recipient of the Thomas C. Scott Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Glenn Lang
As a long time employee of the EOF staff at the NJ Department of Higher Ed (since 1978), Glenn has always been involved with and concerned about the students of NJ. He has been a strong advocate for and mentor to many individuals in his years in higher ed. In 2010, he became the Executive Director of the NJ Commission on Higher Ed and then served as Assistant Secretary of Higher Education, Division of Academic Affairs and Student Programs for NJ Higher Ed, continuing to fight for access and affordability for the students in NJ. He has always been a friend to NJASFAA and has willingly participated and presented at many of our conferences, trainings and workshops.


Arthur E. Richmond Distinguished Service Award
This award is presented to recognize the outstanding contribution of an individual(s) in the field of financial aid who has made significant contributions to the field of financial aid through NJASFAA activities. The recipient(s) does have to be a NJASFAA member.

  • 2014 - Robert Alston

The Thomas C. Scott Distinguished Service Award
This award is presented to recognize the outstanding contributions of an individual not directly involved in a Financial Aid Office to the field of financial aid and/or NJASFAA. The recipient does not have to be a NJASFAA member.

  • 2014 - Dr. Glenn Lang - NJ Department of Higher Ed

The William G. Murphy President's Award
The recipient(s) of this award are selected by the President to recognize the outstanding contributions of an individual to NJASFAA and the President. The nominee must be a NJASFAA member and there is no restriction as to the number of awards each year.

  • 2014 - Karen Sokol, Seton Hall School of Law

Committee of The Year

  • 2014 Training and Professional Development
    Carmen Ferrari, Co-Chair Fairleigh Dickinson University Teaneck
    David Garelick, Co-Chair Collegiate Productions
    Lissa B Anderson - Financial Aid Office Solutions, LLC
    Karyn A Arnold - Brookdale Community College
    Thomas W Askew - Passaic County Community College
    Georgena R Brooks - Rutgers University - Newark
    Al J Dorsett - Union County College
    Aisha Hill - Bergen Community College
    Arlene Marte - Berkeley College - Bergen
    Michael J Murray - Rutgers University - New Brunswick
    Christine L Willse - Rowan University

Young Leader Award

  • 2014 - Joanna Cellary, Centenary College

Lifetime Member

  • 2014 - Ninfa Mueller, Rutgers University - New Brunswick

For past awards, visit the Appendices of Policies and Procedures



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