Monthly Memo

December 2010

In This Issue

Thank You

Saying good-bye has always been difficult for me; I never seem to have enough words to properly thank everyone and let you know how much I have learned from you. This is an important profession with remarkable people. Your dedication to students in Wisconsin is astounding, particularly those students who struggle against insurmountable obstacles as they attempt to earn a college degree.

I have seen the professionalism with which you approach your jobs, and I have heard heartbreaking stories from you about those students you are unable to help because of funding problems. But you all keep working and providing hope every day.

As I leave this appointed position, I am hearing many negative things about state employees. I am so proud to have worked with such dedicated professionals – both state and privately employed. If everyone knew you – whether you work here at HEAB, in a system office, a private organization, or in a college or university – if those suspicious of your work understood what you do and your dedication to students, I believe there would be fewer misunderstandings. I am proud to have had the opportunity to have been in state service, to have been a state employee. I am so grateful for the help you provided me, the advice you gave, the "heads-up" when a decision I made could have been better. I feel so lucky that I got to meet and work with such a fun group of people. I appreciate your confidence in me. I am most grateful for your kindness and friendship.

I don't know what the future brings for me. I do know that I am better for having worked with all of you.

Thank you – for everything.

Connie Hutchison, PhD
Executive Secretary
Higher Educational Aids Board

Final Voucher for 1011 – May

We have moved the final voucher up a month to May. We need this extra time to ensure we have all funds spent with enough time left to finalize HEAB's annual accounting procedures.

Notification List Processing

Distributed Wednesday afternoons:

No lists will be produced the weeks of December 22 or December 29.

January: 7, 14, 21, 28

Voucher Processing

Tuesdays and Fridays for files uploaded by noon.

No voucher processed the weeks of December 22 or December 29.

January: 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

Grants Updates — Committed and Spent

TG (W codes 06/25/10) Current This Time Last Year
Committed 152.53% 130.41%
Spent 52.06% 47.27%
WHEG-TRIBAL (W codes) Current This Time Last Year
Committed 149.58% 112.02%
Spent 56.86% 49.93%
WHEG-UW (W codes 7/28/10 & Z codes 9/15/10) Current This Time Last Year
Committed 129.84% 125.68%
Spent 53.94% 53.47%
WHEG-WTC (W codes 5/6/10 & Z codes 8/3/10) Current This Time Last Year
Committed 164.21% 155.63%
Spent 60.11% 60.44%
TIP Current This Time Last Year
Committed 122.02% 120.21%
Spent 44.41% 47.66%

Upcoming Events

Scheduled HEAB Board Meeting: February 18, 2011

2010 College Goal Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, February 19 and 20

Scheduled HEAB Training Dates: January 20, 2011 and March 17, 2011

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