MCC Administrator Appointed to National Advisory Board

(Bradenton, Fla., Sept. 27, 2005) - Anders Nilsen, director of financial aid at Manatee Community College (MCC), has been appointed to a three-year term on the National Student Loan Clearing House Advisory Board. The board reports on student loans and enrollment status to the federal government.

Nilsen also was re-elected to a second year as chair of the Florida Community College Financial Aid Directors Commission and is former chair of the Florida Association of Community Colleges Financial Aid Commission.

With MCC since 1990, he manages a variety of financial aid programs that provide more than 4,900 students with an excess of $22 million worth of funding on an annual basis. Formerly director of financial aid at Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Ga., Nilsen also served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal. 

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