Susan Alexander, assistant director of financial aid for student employment at Case Western Reserve University, was recently presented with the 2008 Outstanding Service Award by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA).
Alexander earned the honor due to her service of two consecutive terms as MASEA's treasurer. Her responsibilities and accomplishments included overseeing membership dues records; the association's accounts payables and receivables; arranging for a bi-annual audit of the financial accounts; serving on the strategic planning and conference planning committees; and conversion of all MASEA financial records to an electronic bookkeeping system, which saved time and resources for the association and for future MASEA treasurers.
MASEA is a nonprofit, professional organization comprised of administrators and counselors from post-secondary institutions who are involved in securing employment opportunities for students. Fourteen states make up the Midwest region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
In presenting Alexander with the honor at the group's annual meeting, Catherine Taylor of DePaul University, MASEA's 2007-2008 president, noted that she "has always been willing to help out as needed."
Alexander has been with Case Western Reserve's Office of University Financial Aid for 10 years, and served on MASEA's board of directors a total of four years as treasurer. In addition, she has been a member of the National Association of Student Employment Administrators for the past nine years.
"I am proud to represent Case Western Reserve University and to receive an award in recognition for the hard work I have done for MASEA. I consider the association extremely valuable for student employment professionals. Being a member has enabled me to incorporate 'best practices' learned through networking with other institutions," Alexander said. "The Office of Student Employment continually strives to provide excellent customer service to our students and campus supervisors here at Case, and my networking with other MASEA colleagues has provided me with the tools to achieve this goal," she added.
In addition to being recognized by the MASEA board, Alexander also received accolades from her Case Western Reserve colleagues. "The staff of the Office of University Financial Aid is very happy for and proud of Susan. We know how deserving she is of this outstanding service award. She exhibits the same dedication and leadership in her role at Case Western Reserve University on a daily basis as she has as treasurer of MASEA," said Donald Chenelle, director of financial aid.
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