ABC Workshop

October 8-9, 2019
The Historic Hilton Fort Worth - Click Here for Hotel Information
815 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Encourage your new staff to master the basics of financial aid with this one and a half day workshop on everything from the FASFA and Student Eligibility, to SAP and Professional Judgement, to Return of Title IV. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board will also present information on state financial aid programs.

Registration of $150 includes the cost for all materials, Tuesday and Wednesday Continental Breakfast, Tuesday lunch, and all snacks.

Sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, and end before noon on October 9, to permit Workshop attendees who have also registered for the 2019 TASFAA Fall Conference to attend the opening session.



ABC Training Committee / Presenters
Danchees (D.) IngramDanchees (D.) Ingram M.B.A.
Chair/Vice Co-Chair

Danchees Ingram fondly know as D. is the Associate Director of the Office Student Financial Aid at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center located in Dallas. Prior to her tenure at UTSW D. served as the Financial Aid Specialist for Tarrant County College District managing the State Programs and Reporting.  She brings over 10 years of financial aid knowledge and over 15 plus years of training and development experience. D has served on the TASFAA Training Committee for 5 years. She has also served the financial aid professionals of the Southwest Association of Financial Aid Administrators as the Local Arrangements Chair in 2017. D is in dual service as the Vice Chair and Master of Ceremonies of NAOW and ABC

Mariah FournierMariah Fournier  
Vice Co-Chair
Mariah Fournier is a Financial Aid Specialist for Dallas County Community College District. She is a member of the Awards Management Team. She started her journey as a Work Study in financial aid almost 8 years ago. Mariah also volunteers with the Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E. as a high school mentor, helping students attend a higher education institution.

Lindsay PartridgeLindsay Partridge
Lindsay Partridge has worked in higher education for over 8 years, but found a true passion for helping underrepresented and underserved students via financial aid in 2015. Currently serving as a Financial Aid Officer at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, she facilitates all financial literacy and budgeting presentations for incoming students and is very much the definition of “other duties as assigned.”

David OrsagDavid Orsag
Board Liaison
Associate Director of Financial Aid University of Mary-Hardin Baylor
David began work in the financial aid office as a student worker and has now worked full-time for over twelve years. He is married to his wonderful wife, Hope (she did not write that) and has 4 boys ranging in age of 7 (twins) to 12. He is a TASFAA Board Member for 2018-2019

Julie WittmisJulie Wittmis
Julie Wittmis is a Financial Aid Advisor at Texas Woman’s University. She has over nine years of financial aid experience and has a real passion for making the financial aid process more understandable for students, parents and peers, as well as eliminating or reducing financial barriers to higher education. She has served on the New Aid Officer Workshop and ABC committees since 2015. Julie also has expertise in Financial Literacy and has earned 4 NASFAA Credentials: Cost of Attendance, Loans, Professional Judgment, and Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Zackary KruegerZackary Krueger
Zach is the Assistant Director of Financial Aid at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He is an alumnus of UMHB and has worked there for 10 years. Over that time his duties include, but not limited to, ISIR transactions and processing, verification, Pell grant processing, and document/communication processing. 

Dawn Coleman-GlenDawn Coleman-Glen
Dawn Coleman-Glenn is the Training Specialist for Scholarships & Financial Aid at Texas A&M. She has been with the Financial Aid Department for just over 1 year but has been involved with adult education and training for much longer.  Dawn spent over 10 years enlisted in the US Air Force, 7 of which were in the Education and Training Management career field. While in that field she managed and scheduled aircraft maintenance technical training and was also a curriculum developer and instructor of the same Education and Training Management career field for the Community College of the Air Force. Four years after her honorable separation from the military to become a stay at home mom, Dawn was ready to return back to adult learning and found her place at Texas A&M specifically, Scholarships & Financial Aid. While working at A&M full-time, she also attends Texas A&M as a graduate student studying in the Education Human Resource Development program.


2018 ABC Workshop Presentations

The table below lists the sessions presented at the 2018 Conference ABC Workshop. The presentations and accompanying samples, letters, etc., can be downloaded by clicking on the icons in the right column.

Presentation Document
Consumer Information
FERPA Made Easy
Loan Basis Repayment Plans
Need Analysis  
Overview of Pell and CB
Pacckaging - Handout
Professional Communication Styles - Maintaining Our Relationships
Professional Communication Styles - Assessment
Professional Judgment
R2T4 - Test Case
SAP - Must or May
Student Eligibility and the Application Process
Verification 2019-2020

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