The Lifetime Achievement Award (formerly known as the Lifetime Membership Award) is the highest award that NASFAA can bestow on one of its members or an individual who is affiliated with a member organization. To be eligible to receive this award, the individual must first be employed or have been employed by a member institution, be an associate member, or be employed by an associate member organization.
This award is the highest that NASFAA can bestow on a member; therefore, the achievements and contributions of the individual must truly be outstanding and significant. Normally, the individual will have made these contributions and achievements over a sustained period of time. This award is not typically made for a one-time achievement or effort, but for work over a sustained period of time for the Association and the profession in important capacities, and contributing significantly to NASFAA's success in meeting its goals.
Pam Fowler, director of student financial aid at the University of Michigan.
Fowler, who served in 2011-12 as NASFAA national chair, has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in financial aid administration. She has been active at the state, regional, and national levels in a wide range of advocacy roles and has also been a significant contributor to the growth of NASFAA’s Standards of Excellence Peer Review Program, having served as a peer reviewer since the program began more than 20 years ago.
Publication Date: 6/26/2019