MSFAA Member Profiles
Each edition we look forward to introducing you some of your colleagues and provide
you with a little bit of information on their background – who knows – you may find
that you have a common interest!
Our first MSFAA Member featured is Melissa Delleree. Melissa is the Deputy Director
of Financial Aid at Thomas M. Cooley Law School (Cooley). Cooley is located in the
heart of downtown Lansing. There are 2,900 students studying law at Cooley and
90% of them receive some form of financial aid. There are over 10,000 Cooley
graduates in 50 states and dozens of countries.
Melissa is originally from Michigan but moved to Wisconsin with her family in 1992.
Her family decided to move back to Michigan a few years later, however, Melissa
decided to stay in Wisconsin and attend the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. She
graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Upon graduation she
returned to Michigan and began her career in financial aid at Cooley.
Melissa enjoyed financial aid so much; her sister Erin joined the Financial Aid Team
at Cooley the following year after she graduated from college as an advisor. I asked
Melissa what she enjoyed most about financial aid and she replied, “Everyday is
different and there always seems to be something new going on!”
Melissa has recently become engaged and plans to be married in August 2006!
The Financial Aid Team
Front, L to R: Erin Delleree, Advisor; Richard Boruszewski, Director of Financial
Aid; Melissa Delleree, Deputy Director of Financial Aid
Back, L to R: Anita Gaskin, Computer Specialist; Dawn Butler, Advisor; Jody
Our second MSFAA Member Profile spotlights Mary Ann Przytulski. Mary Ann has
been employed at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for the past 18 years. She
is currently working as a Student Services Assistant. The University of Michigan (U of
M), Ann Arbor has 35,000 students with 10,000 of them receiving financial aid.
Mary Ann has seen a lot of changes working in the loan area during the last 18 years
at U of M, Ann Arbor. She remembers manually processing each loan and the
challenge of communicating with banks across the country to resolve student loan
issues! One of the biggest changes came in the mid 1990’s when the office moved
to the direct lending program.
After 18 years, Mary Ann still enjoys her job! She feels the best part of her job is,
“being able to work with and help out the students when they have loan issues.” In
2004, she was nominated for a Staff Award for Excellence recognizing all of her hard
Mary Ann is happily married and has three children (two boys and a girl). Her oldest
son is serving in the armed forces and her daughter is currently enrolled in college
and plans to become a teacher.