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The Maine Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is a 501(c)(6) non-profit professional benefit association of practicing financial aid administrators, dedicated to industry excellence, public service and financial aid advocacy for Maine students and parents.

MASFAA Board 2024

Jamie Santiago (jamie.santiago@maine.edu), UMA - President

Sydney Plourde (sydney.plourde@thomas.edu), Thomas - Business Manager

Stephanie Spiller (stephanie.spiller@maine.edu), USM - EASFAA Representative

Jennifer Hutchinson (jferr@maine.edu), UMF - Member at Large

William O'Shea (woshea@meca.edu), MECA & D - Member at Large

Joseph Toner (joseph.toner@maine.edu), UMF - Member at Large

CANDANCE JOHNSON VINETTE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

In remembering our special friend and colleague, Candance Johnson Vinette, (June 22,1952 - January 7, 1990), who meant so much to all of us, and who contributed in immense and important ways to our professional and personal lives, it is resolved that MASFAA will establish the "Candance Johnson Vinette Distinguished Service Award."


This award is to be given periodically to an individual who has made special contributions of energy, spirit and dedication to increase access to higher education for the citizens of Maine; and who has, by example, inspired others to greater professionalism in the Financial Aid community. (Note membership in MASFAA is not a criterion for receipt of this award.)

Past Recipients

  • Lucia Whittelsey 1990

  • Ronald Milliken 1991

  • Walter Moulton 1992

  • Mia Purcell 1994

  • Scott MacDonald 1995

  • Lisa Connor 1998

  • Peggy Crawford 1999

  • Leigh Campbell 2001

  • Wendy Ault 2002

  • Randy E. Newell 2003

  • Deidre Davis 2004

  • Linda Conant 2006

  • Mary Dyer 2007

  • Mila Tappan 2008

  • Gary Weaver 2009

  • Jennifer Hutchinson 2010

  • Stephen Joyce 2013

  • Andrea Cross 2014

  • Anthony McLaughlin 2015

  • Connie Smith 2016

  • Candace Ward 2021

  • Carri Frechette 2023

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