The Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (EASFAA) presented its Distinguished Service Award to Odette (George) Franceskino, of Prospect, director of financial aid at the Quinnipiac University School of Law, at the association’s 50th annual conference, held May 22-25 in Atlantic City.
The Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to EASFAA through leadership, activities and/or research in financial aid. It recognizes service to the association over a period of professional involvement.
“I am truly honored and humbled to have received this award from my peers in an organization that represents such a devoted group of individuals,” Franceskino said. “I am rewarded every day in my work with the students we serve and with my colleagues in the financial aid profession. When you volunteer your time to help others, you gain so much more than you give.”
Franceskino currently serves as vice president of EASFAA. She has previously served as treasurer, EASFAA representative for Connecticut, conference committee co-chair and chair of various other committees.
Franceskino, who joined Quinnipiac in 1996, has a MBA from Quinnipiac and a bachelor’s degree from Post University.
The EASFAA provides professional development opportunities to help prepare EASFAA members to ethically and competently serve the students, parents and institutions they represent. EASFAA fills the role of providing professional services to both its individual members and state associations.