Laurie Wolf’s message to IASFAA

Dear IASFAA Members,

Recently I returned to my office from a trip to find a surprise on my desk. A plaque from IASFAA for the John Heisner Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award. I must admit that I had tears in my eyes when I walked down the hall to thank Ean Freels for bringing it back to DMACC for me. I wish I could have been at the conference to accept it in person.

I am humbled to have been nominated and for receiving this award. I worked with John Heisner for 12 plus years. He was a kind, thoughtful and caring individual, especially when it came to students in need. For those of us who worked with him, he was bigger than life, with a heart to match.

While my duties at DMACC have not allowed me in recent years to be as active in IASFAA as I would like, IASFAA and its purpose are always in the forefront of what I do. Whether being engaged with a student, a staff member, a member of the public or some government entity. We assist in providing individuals the opportunity to find their passions, to find out who they can be, and their places in the world through education. You can’t find a better reward related to a job than this.

Thank you all for what you do each day for the students you serve. And thank you for this honor.


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Laurie Wolf, Ph.D.

Executive Dean, Student Services

Des Moines Area Community College

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