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Bluefield College Financial Aid Director Elected to National Post

Bluefield College's Sheila Nelson-Hensley has been named president-Elect of the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA).

June 27, 2008

Bluefield College's Sheila Nelson-Hensley has been named president-Elect of the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA).   

Nelson-Hensley has served as director of financial aid at Bluefield College since 2003, and now she will serve the VASFAA as president-elect during the 2008-2009 year, followed by president of the association in 2009-2010, and past president in 2010-2011.   

"I have spent 25 years of my life in this profession and am honored to have been elected to this position of leadership," Nelson-Hensley said. "Words cannot express how excited I am to have the opportunity to serve the membership of this association and the families of the Commonwealth as we move through uncertain times in the financial aid industry."   

The purpose of the VASFAA is to promote professional development among financial aid administrators at colleges and universities that administer student financial aid programs and to assist these educational institutions in developing effective financial aid programs.   

The VASFAA also facilitates communication between educational institutions through the exchange of ideas, information and experience through studies, experiments and conferences.   

As president-elect, Nelson-Hensley will chair the Conference Site Selection Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee. She will also coordinate the sectors of membership.   

"I am thrilled to undertake this responsibility," Nelson-Hensley said. "As the face of Bluefield College in the VASFAA, I hope to serve with integrity and Christian morals."

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