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Faculty Spotlight

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Ashley Pomelow

by Jessilyn Rich

What is your position at the college?
Financial Aid Counselor
What part of your job do you find most challenging?
“Sometimes we need to ask students to provide additional information to our office after their FAFSA application has been filed. As frustrating as this can be at times, we try to make the financial aid application process as easy as possible for students.”

What is your favorite part of the job?
“Meeting our students, and helping students with affording their education. From filing your FAFSA application to understanding credit, there are resources we can provide you with to support you along the way.”

What is the best advice you can give for student success in college?
“File your FAFSA early (by May 1st!), and ask lots of questions if you have them. Look for scholarship opportunities, and sign up for iGrad to learn about developing long-term financial health.”

What are a couple things on your bucket list, that you hope to do in the future?
“Ride in a hot air balloon, hike all of the 4000’ mountains in Maine, travel to the west coast.”

What is something we would never guess about you?
“I love visiting Baxter State Park, I play the piano, and I’m a huge fan of water parks and rollercoasters.”

Is there anything else you would like students to know about you?
“The financial aid office is here to help, and you don’t need an appointment to stop by and see us. If you have questions (or even if you don’t), give us a call, send us an email or stop by and say hi. We’re located in the Campus Center on the South Portland campus, our phone number is (207) 741-5518, and our email address is finaid@smccme.edu.”

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