New Aid Officer Basics (Formerly “ABC Workshop")

WHEN:   October 4 – 5, 2022

WHERE: Omni Hotel and Conference Center 
900 North Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401


Encourage your new staff to participate in the basics of financial aid through this one-and-a-half-day course on everything from the FASFA to Need Analysis, SAP to Professional Judgement, and Pell Grant to Return of Title IV.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board will also present information on state financial aid programs.



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For more information, please contact the Training Committee Chair Dawn Coleman-Glenn at [email protected] or 979-458-5397.

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Training Committee / Presenters

Dawn Coleman-GlennDawn Coleman-Glenn- Committee Chair
Dawn Coleman-Glenn is the Training Specialist for Scholarships & Financial Aid at Texas A&M. She has been with the Financial Aid Department for three and a half years but has been involved with adult education and training for much longer. Dawn spent over ten years enlisted in the US Air Force, seven of which were in the Education and Training Management career field. As the Training Specialist, Dawn’s primary duty is to train all the new staff on financial aid fundamentals and the many scenarios concerning Texas A&M students.

Dawn is currently earning her master’s degree in Educational Human Resource Development and has earned the Need Analysis NASFAA Credential. 

Latoya HallLatoya Hall

Latoya is the Program Coordinator II (Loans) who works with students to further their secondary education at Prairie View A & M. Her responsibility is to perform functions related to the technical and functional roles of administering the student loan programs for all students. Latoya Manages the financial aid loan programs, including the Federal Direct Loan Programs (subsidized, unsubsidized, Parent PLUS, and Graduate PLUS) the State Loan Programs (CAL). She serves as the liaison for the private/alternative loan programs. She has been with the financial aid office for 3 years and strives to educate each student with a plan for their education. Latoya has her verification credential from NASFAA.

Latoya has worked on verification, awarding, and special circumstance reports. This allows her to be well-rounded in the financial aid office. Latoya has received her master’s degree in Sociology at Prairie View A & M and believes that education is very important. 

Andreina Villarreal

Andreina is a Financial Aid Advisor at San Jacinto College (SJC). She has worked in Financial Aid for 8 years with the last 4 years at San Jacinto College. She manages Federal Work-Study at San Jac - South Campus and oversees their Financial Aid department training. As a bilingual advisor, she assists both English and Spanish-speaking students and their families to better understand financial aid to make informed decisions about paying for their education.

Andreina has a bachelor’s degree in Business and is currently pursuing her MBA in Project Management from the University of Houston – Downtown.

Deanna HolderDeanna HolderDeanna Holder is a Financial Aid Advisor for Scholarships & Financial aid at Texas A&M.  Deanna has 15 years of financial aid experience at Texas A&M and 18 years of experience in higher education.   As a Financial Aid Advisor, Deanna has worked in various areas, which allows her to be a well-rounded Financial Aid Advisor.  She loves helping students complete their degrees and assisting students in making smart financial decisions in paying for their education.      

Deanna has her master’s degree in Management from National University and has earned the SAP and Verification NASFAA Credentials.   



 Angela Parkoff

Angela serves as a Financial Aid Advisor in Scholarships & Financial Aid at Texas A&M University. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M and has worked in various roles in financial aid for approximately 8 years. Angela has been a part of several TASFAA Committees, including Training, Regional Training, Social Media, and Constitution & Bylaws. In 2015, she received TASFAA’s Trailblazer award and SWASFAA’s Philo Brasher Emerging Leadership award. Working with TASFAA is one of her favorite parts of financial aid. She truly enjoys introducing new advisors to the world of financial aid and all that we do to assist students. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 7-year-old son at the baseball field, hiking, or on the beach.

Angela has earned the Student Eligibility NASFAA Credential.