Spring 2008 Online Publication    

    Message from the Chair
Association News
    State Reports
    Federal Relations
    Professional Development
    Awards & Scholarships
    2008 Conference
Spotlight Features
    Neg Reg Corner
Special Features
    Volunteering Tips
    Lender is a Borrower
    Pro Judgment & COA
    4 Steps to Save Defaults
    News from NASFAA

Issue Due Date
Winter 12/01
Spring 04/15
Summer 06/30

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Message from the Chair
Submitted by:  Laura Boesler

Hello Tri-State!!

Happy sunshine, flowers, and spring!

First, congratulations go out to our newly elected officials for 2008-2009! Michael Poma will be serving as Chair-Elect and Melissa Rakes as our Vice Chair. Our 3 new state presidents are Jennifer Grunden for Delaware, Scott Filter for DC, and Nasim Keshavarz for Maryland. Thank you to all the candidates that ran and best wishes for our new elected officials.

On April 11, our annual Spring Conference was held at the Doubletree Hotel in Annapolis, MD. A much appreciated “thank you” goes out to the PD&T committee, to the speakers, moderators, and volunteers who put the event on. It was a great success.

Tri-State has 6 scholarship winners for the 2008-09 year. Congratulations go to Margaret Serrano, Solomon Jefferson, David Boone Jr., Danielle Moore, Joshua Hilliard, and Ethan Bassett who were our winners. Thank you to the Awards and Scholarships Committee!

As I fulfill the rest of my term as Chair, I want to thank each and every member of Tri-state for supporting me as Chair of this organization. I also want to thank my Executive Board that worked so hard throughout this year and for their confidence in me.

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