ABC Workshop

October 2-3, 2018


Encourage your new staff to master the basics of financial aid with this one and a half day workshop on everything from the FASFA and Student Eligibility, to SAP and Professional Judgement, to the Basics of Enrollment Services and Financial Literacy. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board will also present sessions on state financial aid programs.

Registration rate is $150.00 which includes materials, Tuesday and Wednesday Continental Breakfast, Tuesday lunch, and all snacks. Sessions begin at 8:00 am on Tuesday, October 2nd and end before noon on October 3rd, so the Workshop Attendees who have also registered for the 2018 TASFAA Conference can attend the opening TASFAA session.

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For more information, please contact Karen Long-Trail at KLONG@TWU.EDU or 214-689-6520 or Rachael Fournier at or 817-272-4069.

ABC Presenter Bios
Karen Long-TrailKaren Long-Trail
Mrs. Long-Trail has managed the Texas Woman’s University T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences Enrollment areas for 18 years. In addition, Karen has served as a TASFAA Board member and currently as committee chair for the New Aid Officer Workshop, in addition on to serving on numerous SWASFAA and NASFAA committees. She has also earned 14 NASFAA certifications.
Rachael FournierRachael Fournier
Rachael Fournier has worked in the educational arena for 19 years in a variety of capacities, including after school care, parks and recreation training, remedial education, No Child Left Behind tutoring and last, but certainly not least, financial aid at both Tarrant County College and the University of Dallas. Rachael's areas of expertise include Pell Grant adjustments, Return of Title IV and administering all campus aid.
Danchees IngramDanchees Ingram
Danchees Ingram is the Financial Aid Specialist at Tarrant County College District. She bring over 9 years of financial aid experience and 15 plus years of training and development experience.
Kimberly SchwaebleKimberly Schwaeble
Currently, Ms. Schwaeble has worked the financial aid office since her freshman year in college, and currently pursuing a Master’s in Higher Education Administration. Kimberly works at Rice University and has worked as a Loan Coordinator and currently serves as an Assistant Director.
Julie WittmisJulie Wittmis
Julie Wittmis is a Financial Aid Advisor at Texas Woman’s University. She has seven years of financial aid experience and has a real passion for making the financial aid process more understandable for students, parents and peers, as well as eliminating or reducing financial barriers to higher education. She serves on the New Aid Officer Workshop and ABC committees. Ms. Wittmis also has an expertise in Financial Literacy and has earned 4 NASFAA Credentials.
Dennise MendezDennise Mendez
Dennise has been in the Scholarships & Financial Aid Office at Texas A&M University for three years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Management and a Master’s degree in Education Administration from New Mexico State University.
John SculleyJohn Sculley
John has worked for Texas State University, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships since 2013 and, as of recently, serves as the Lead Advisor for the department. John is also serving as the Vice-Chair of the Web Services committee for TASFAA. Since 2014, John has facilitated a FAFSA fill out for forty-five students through the Student Support Services Department at Texas State. His awards and accolades include the 2015 TASFAA Star Award winner, September 2015 Texas State University Employee of the Month, 2016 – 2017 Texas State University Rising Star Award winner, November 2016 Texas State University Quarterly Team Award, and in July 2017 John was elected to the Texas State University Staff Senate to serve for the 2017 – 2019 term.
Angela ParkoffAngela Parkoff
Angela serves as the Assistant Director of Team Processing in Scholarships & Financial Aid at Texas A&M University. She has worked in financial aid for approximately 5 years and is currently in her third year serving on TASFAA’s Training committee. She truly enjoys introducing new advisors to the world of financial aid and all that we do to assist students.
David OrsagDavid Orsag
Associate Director of Financial Aid University of Mary-Hardin Baylor
David began work in the financial aid office as a student worker and has now worked full-time for over ten years. He is married to his wonderful wife, Hope (she did not write that) and has 4 boys ranging in age of 5 (twins) to 10.
Bobby LothringerBobby Lothringer
Bobby Lothringer has been the University Registrar for Texas Woman’s University since 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Texas. He is currently working on his Doctorate degree in in the same program at UNT. Bobby has over 22 years of experience working in higher education at three different institutions: Texas Tech University, University of North Texas, and Texas Woman's University. In addition to his experience in the registrar’s office of two different institutions, Bobby has worked in the areas of alumni relations, admissions & recruiting, and academia. He recently was awarded the 2015 Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers’ (TACRAO) President’s Award, the highest, rarest honor given by the organization, for his many contributions to the organization and higher education in the State of Texas.

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