Statement of Appreciation

This award is presented to recognize and to thank an individual or individuals for service to NASFAA or the profession. In order to receive this award, the recipient should have performed some service or made a contribution to NASFAA or the profession. It is an award by which the Association can say "thank you for a job well done." It can be for a single achievement or a lifetime of service. It can recognize people upon retirement or a change of jobs (leaving the profession).

This “all purpose” award is given by the National Chair. Nominations are not accepted.


2012-13 Statement of Appreciation

David Bergeron (U.S. Department of Education) 

Over the course of his career with the U.S. Department of Education (ED), David Bergeron consistently demonstrated a willingness to work with all of the varied constituencies that make up the higher education community. NASFAA recognizes Bergeron's dedication to college students and families, evidenced in part by the development of an array of consumer-oriented tools and services at ED, over which he presided.

Carl Dalstrom (USA Funds) 

NASFAA also thanks Carl Dalstrom for four decades of great leadership and service experience in the financial aid field. Beginning his career as a financial aid administrator at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Dalstrom joined USA Funds in 1989 and became their CEO and president in 2000.

See the past winners list, available in PDF format.