(picture caption) Recently retired Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Executive Dean of Student Services Dr. Laurie Wolf (center) receives the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) Lifetime Achievement Award from NASFAA President Justin Draeger and 2016-17 NASFAA National Chair Lisa Blazer. This is the highest award that NASFAA can bestow on one of its members or an individual affiliated with a member organization.
Recently retired DMACC Executive Dean of Student Services Dr. Laurie Wolf has received the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) Lifetime Achievement Award. This is the highest award that NASFAA can bestow on one of its members or an individual affiliated with a member organization. To be eligible to receive this award, the individual must be employed or have been employed by a member institution, be an associate member, or be employed by an associate member organization.
Since the award is the highest that NASFAA can bestow on a member, the achievements and contributions of the individual must truly be outstanding and significant.
“We were thrilled to be able to extend our Lifetime Achievement Award to Laurie this year,” said NASFAA President Justin Draeger. “For much of her career, she was actively involved at the state, regional, and national levels. During her time as our 2010-11 national chair, she helped to lead the charge on NASFAA's reauthorization and legislative efforts. Her work – both with Des Moines Area Community College and as chairwoman of NASFAA – has impacted millions of students. We cannot thank Laurie enough for the work she put in over the years to help community college students and underserved populations afford college.”
The award was presented at the 2017 NASFAA National Conference recently held in San Diego.
Although Dr. Wolf recently retired from DMACC, she is representing DMACC and all 15 of Iowa’s community colleges as a legislative liaison.