This award is presented to an individual who has made an important contribution to the Association or to the profession. To receive a Meritorious Achievement Award the individual should have made either an important single contribution to the Association or the profession; or significant multiple contributions to the Association or the profession.
The NASFAA Awards Nomination process is open for member nominations until February 3, 2017. Winners will be announced this summer at the NASFAA National Conference. NASFAA members can submit their Meritorious Award Nomination through this form.
Heather McDonnell, Retired, Associate Dean of Financial Aid and Admission, Sarah Lawrence College
McDonnell has been an active member of our profession for 35 years. In addition to her countless leadership roles, committee chair assignments, and tireless advocacy for students, McDonnell has been a mentor to generations of aid professionals. She has been very active in both NASFAA and EASFAA. She retired in 2015 after more than three decades in financial aid.
Publication Date: 10/17/2016