Induction into the hall of fame is the highest honor made by RMASFAA. This award is given to persons who have contributed significantly to the financial aid profession over a sustained period of years.�It was presented to Shoemaker in recognition of his outstanding achievements and personal contributions to the financial aid profession.
The U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid presented Shoemaker the Special Achievement Award in recognition of his high level of commitment, dedication and continued service to college students. ���������
Shoemaker has assisted students as a financial aid officer continuously since 1977, starting at Yankton College then coming to The University of South Dakota in May of 1981. He created a federal income tax form used by many colleges in the region to insure correct information is used on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).
In 1983, he served on a panel of three financial aid specialists who worked with the federal government accounting office to compile information for federal auditors to ensure all schools were in compliance with federal pell eligibility.
He served as the president of the South Dakota Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SDASFAA) in 1990.�
He has also presented a session on financial aid verifications materials at the annual meeting of RMASFAA in Fargo in 1994 and he helped lead the effort in developing an automated loan processing program by electronic transmission in South Dakota in the mid-'90s.