SWASFAA gives out several awards per year. Find out more about our awards and our award recipients. Our awards include:
Leo Hatten Distinguished Service Award
Leo Hatten, Director of Financial Aid at Eastern New Mexico State University in Portales, New Mexico was active in the SWASFAA Association throughout his professional career and for many years afterward. Leo was longtime editor of the SCAN, the association newsletter, and the “official” photographer for the association. His hundreds and hundreds of photos created a visual history of our association. Because of his many years of untiring and unselfish service to the association the Board voted to honor Leo by naming the Distinguished Service Award after him.
The Leo Hatten Distinguished Service Award is awarded to member representative(s) of SWASFAA who have made outstanding achievements to the financial aid profession and to SWASFAA’s goals. Their career must demonstrate service to other professionals, students, and other publics served by our community. It is based on significant contributions over a period of time. It is the highest award bestowed by the association and is presented at the Annual conference. Leo Hatten Distinguished Service Award recipients are selected by the President.
2019 Recipient: Erika Cox
2018 Recipient: Andrew Hammontree
See a full list of recipients.