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Norma Ford Financial Aid Professional of the Year

Photos from the 2013 Norma Ford Financial Aid Professional of the Year Award Ceremony at the CAPPS 29th Annual Conference Opening General Session on October 10, 2013 in Pasadena, CA.

“The Norma,” as the award is affectionately called, was created in honor of Norma Ford, CAPPS long-time Financial Aid trainer and CAPPS Board Member. Norma passed away in 2010. She was a dedicated and brilliant Financial Aid professional, who never failed to take the time to assist others and help them understand the intricacies required in working with students, schools, and others to successfully manage the financial aid process.

Nomination for 2014

To submit a nomination for 2014, please follow the guidelines below.  The 2014 award will be presented at the CAPPS 30th Annual Conference, October 15-17, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, CA.

  • Nominee must be nominated by their Institution.
  • The nominating Institution must be a CAPPS Member in good standing.
  • Nominee must have at least three (3) years as a Financial Aid Professional.
  • Nominee must go above and beyond “duties as required” in the performance of their professional duties.
  • Nominations must include a narrative letter that discusses why the nominee is deserving of this award. The nomination letter must be prepared by the Institution (no self-nominating please) and should be no more than three (3) typed pages.

Recipients of The Norma

  •  2013 Opel Oliver
  • Pat Troxel
    2012
    Pat Troxel
  • Laura Bouche
    2011
    Laura Bouche
  • Tracy Cabuco
    2010
    Tracy Cabuco