Financial Aid Association Honors Two From USA Funds

Two USA Funds® staff members recently received special recognition from the Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

At its conference in May, WASFAA honored USA Funds President and CEO Carl Dalstrom with an Honorary Lifetime Membership Award. The honor recognizes Dalstrom — a former financial aid administrator — for making continued and significant contributions to the financial aid profession and WASFAA.

Dalstrom will retire June 30 after serving nearly 13 years as USA Funds president and CEO.

Ron Lee, director, USA Funds University, received the WASFAA Distinguished Service Award at the conference. That honor recognizes longtime outstanding contributions to the field of financial aid through leadership, research, scholarship and/or exemplary service to WASFAA’s activities.

Lee also was a presenter and moderator at the WASFAA conference and served as co-chair of the event’s Program Committee.