Spratlin wins prestigious M. Cecil Padgett Award


Special to the
Opelika Observer

Southern Union State Community College Financial Aid Clerk Tammy Spratlin was recently awarded the M. Cecil Padgett Outstanding Achievement Award.
Given by the Alabama Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (AASFAA), the Padgett Award is the highest honor bestowed by AASFAA. Named for the distinguished financial aid director at Spring Hill College in Mobile who passed away in 1999, the award is presented to an association member who has provided exemplary service in the area of financial aid over a sustained period of time. The award is intended to recognize outstanding contributions to higher education and student assistance programs in Alabama.
“Spratlin has served the Association and the financial aid profession for many years in a number of important positions. Never one to seek the spotlight, over the years Spratlin has become an indispensable member of AASFAA, and she is universally respected in our Association for her quiet contributions to the profession during her 27 year career in financial aid career at Southern Union,” said Dr. Chip Quisenberry of Enterprise State Community College, who chaired the committee.
“I am extremely humbled and honored to be chosen to receive this prestigious award,” Spratlin said.
AASFAA serves financial aid professionals from two and four year colleges throughout Alabama. The membership is composed of individuals involved in the administration of student financial aid, either as active financial aid officers or in a supporting capacity at various governmental agencies and a variety of private industries.
With campuses in Wadley, Opelika and Valley, Southern Union State Community College is the second oldest two-year college in the state, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.


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