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CCC’s Student Employment Coordinator Shanelle Frazier, pictured, holds the plaque she received as the MASFAA's Rookie of the Year recipient.
CLARKSDALE – She hasn’t been on the job long, but Shanelle Frazier (Clarksdale, MS) is already making a big impact on a statewide association designed for student financial aid professionals.
Frazier, who serves as CCC’s Student Employment Coordinator, was recently selected as “Rookie of the Year” during the 49th annual Mississippi Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA) 2016 conference.
Hosted June 8-10 in Philadelphia, MS, the conference featured financial aid professionals from Mississippi colleges and universities, providing them with a platform to exchange ideas and receive professional expertise to effectively and ethically promotes access to higher education.
Frazier was nominated for the prestigious award after meeting members of the association during a “Financial Aid 101” workshop in November.
As a first-time attendee of the annual conference, she said the honor came as a total surprise.
“I had no clue that this was even an award, nor that I would be receiving it,” said Frazier. “When they called my name I was so shocked, surprised and excited!”
In addition to shining amongst other financial aid professionals across the state, Frazier’s enthusiasm shows at CCC as well. Since taking over her current position in January, Frazier has quickly become an asset to CCC’s Financial Aid Department.
CCC Director of Financial Aid Dr. Luke Howard said he’s proud to see Frazier represent CCC well.
“She’s doing a great job!” he said.
During the conference, Frazier also accepted a position to serve as a member of the MASFAA 2016-2017 Board as Diversity Chair.
“I’m really looking forward to serving in MASFAA—meeting everyone, networking and just being involved,” she said.