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Howatt elected to national board association

Kris Howatt, a member of the Gresham-Barlow School Board, was elected to the National School Boards Association last weekend during the national organization’s Pacific Region meeting. Howatt was elected as the alternate Pacific Region representative to the NSBA Policies and Resolutions Committee, with a two-year term.

She serves as 2013 chairwoman of the Pacific Region policy committee and vice chairwoman of the Pacific Region for 2013.

Find out more about financial aid

Mt. Hood Community College will host the eighth annual Financial Aid Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Gresham Campus library, 26000 S.E. Stark St. This event is part of the College Goal Oregon program, a statewide initiative to simplify the financial aid process for students.

Current and prospective students can receive help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Parents of young students are also encouraged to attend this event.

Students should bring their 2012 IRS tax returns, 2013 end-of-year pay stubs (if 2013 tax returns are not yet completed), current value of assets, Social Security card (and those of their parents, if student is dependent), driver’s license or state ID and alien registration card (if needed).

Experts will be on hand to offer free one-on-one assistance with the application, provide information about scholarships and tips for writing essays.

For information, call the MHCC Financial Aid office at 503-491-7262, finaid.mail@mhcc.edu.or visit mhcc.edu/financial aid.

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