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October 11th, 2016


There are many ways you can support NACAC. Volunteer at one of our events, join a committee, or donate to the Imagine Fund. See all the opportunities below. Support The Imagine Fund Strengthening the field through grants for college admission professionals. Sponsorship Opportunities Promote your organization and increase your brand recognition. Learn more about all the available sponsorship opportunities. Support

October 27th, 2016

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in participating as a sponsor? NACAC has many opportunities for you to promote your organization and increase your brand recognition at any of our conferences and fairs. NACAC Sponsorship Opportunities NACAC Sponsorship Opportunities sponsor, sponsorship, college fairs sponsor, national conference sponsor, gwi sponsor, webinar sponsor Interested in participating as a sponsor? NACAC has many opportunities for you to promote your organization and increase your brand recognition at any of our conferences and fairs. Interested in participating as a sponsor? Promote your organization and increase your brand recognition at our conferences and fairs.  For more information, contact Megan LaVine, director of sponsorships & external relations. Sponsor the National Conference Promote your organization and increase your brand recognition with an expected audience of over 7,500 counselors, admission professionals, and students at the national conference, September 14-16, in Boston. Sponsor the National College Fairs Connect directly with students at our National College Fairs. These fairs annually serve over 675,000 students, parents, and counselors who are exposed to the services provided by these events in 63 national and international markets! Sponsor the STEM College and Career Fairs Promote your organization and brand as you showcase your corporate commitment to STEM education to an audience of more than 1,500 highly-motivated high school students, parents, and educators at each fair. Sponsor Essentials Promote your organization and brand to high school counselors and other school-based professionals who support college admission counseling in public school systems around the country. Sponsor GWI Promote your organization and increase your brand recognition with an audience of 100-150 admission and enrollment professionals involved in the recruitment of underserved populations of students (low-income, first-generation, students of color, international, LGBTQ). Sponsor a NACAC Webinar Interested in sponsoring a webinar? Click on the link below to get started. For more information, contact Megan LaVine at 703-299-6845. Sponsorship Opportunities

October 24th, 2016

Contact Us

Here are the ways you can contact us! Contact us! Mailing Address: NACAC1050 N Highland StreetSuite 400Arlington, VA 22201Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.Phone:  +1 703-836-2222 or +1 800-822-6285Fax:  +1 703-243-9375General Email:  info@nacacnet.orgStaff Directory Visiting NACAC: Our office is located at the corner of Washington Boulevard and N. Highland Street in Arlington, VA.If you are taking METRO, get off at the Clarendon Station (Orange Line). From the street level turn right towards the Pacers Running Store and cross Clarendon Boulevard. Walk to the next intersection and cross Washington Boulevard. We are across the street from 7-11 in the same building as the Lyon Hall restaurant. If you are driving, there is plenty of metered street parking in the area.Please note:NACAC is not affiliated with the US Department of Education or any student loan servicer. If you have questions about student loan repayment, loan forbearance, or any other matter pertaining to your student loans, please contact the US Department of Education or your student loan servicer directly. Contact Us

November 2nd, 2016

Staff Directory

Contact information for NACAC's staff Staff Listing contact information, email addresses, department contacts Executive Office Contact: and  Joyce E. Smith Chief Executive OfficerDirect: 703-299-6828 John McGrath Deputy Chief Executive OfficerDirect: 703-299-6811 Raquel D. Bailey Assistant Director for Governance and Board RelationsDirect: 703-299-6816 ​ Hannah McIntosh BurkeManager of Association Planning and StrategyDirect: 703-373-2360CommunicationsContact: ​Shanda T. Ivory Director of CommunicationsDirect: 703-299-6803 Kristen Garman Sr. ​Associate Director of Communications for Digital and Print MediaDirect: 703-299-6807 ​ Sarah S. Cox Associate Director of Editorial and Creative ServicesDirect: 703-299-6801 Mary StegmeirAssistant Director of Content and MarketingDirect: 571-551-5268 Daisy Kinard Communications Production CoordinatorDirect: 703-299-6840 ​ Ashley DobsonManager of Communications, Content and Social MediaDirect: 703-299-6820 ​ ​ Sponsorship and External RelationsContact:​Megan LaVineDirector of Sponsorships and External RelationsDirect: 703-299-6845Hoang PhuongSponsorship CoordinatorDirect: 571-551-5270​National Conference and Meetings Contact:​Shannon BurkeDirector of Conference and MeetingsDirect: 703-299-6813 Gracy Olmeda​Assistant Director of Conference and MeetingsDirect: 703-299-6839 ​ Kelly FerranteSr. Manager of Conference and MeetingsDirect: 703-299-6846 Erica LaudemanConference and Meetings ManagerDirect:  703-299-6844      Finance and AdministrationContact:  Wendy LucioDirector of Finance and AdministrationDirect: 703-299-6822 Joe KingOffice and Facilities ManagerDirect: 703-299-6826  Shelly DeSouzaAccounting ManagerDirect: 703-299-6805 Elizabeth SantiagoSenior AccountantDirect: 703-299-6833 Human Resources and Administration Katie MacPhail, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Director of Human Resources and AdministrationDirect: 703-299-6804 India KapenziAssistant Director of Human Resources and PayrollDirect: 703-299-6818 Theresa F. GibsonReceptionist and Human Resources CoordinatorDirect: 703-299-6800​   Information SystemsContact:​ Joe Brentzel Executive Director of Information ManagementDirect: 703-299-6843 Michelle Lucas Director of Information SystemsDirect: 703-299-6814  Cheryl RushAssociate Director of Data ManagementDirect: 703-299-6847  Will CreasonWeb and Computer Systems AdministratorDirect:  703-299-6859 Victoria BalahutrakManager of Customer ServiceDirect:  703-299-6831 Nathaly FuentesData Management SpecialistDirect: 703-299-6850 Elizabeth Hudnall Data Management Specialist Direct: 703-299-6832  Darnese HillData Management SpecialistDirect: 703-373-2356 Mary MuiruriData Management SpecialistDirect: 703-299-6806 Gustavo LaraData Management SpecialistDirect: 703-299-6838 Grace Villanueva BushData Management SpecialistDirect: 703-299-6852 Membership, Affiliate Relations and GovernanceContact:  Kimberly JohnstonDirector of Membership, Affiliate Relations and GovernanceDirect: 703-299-6837 Yanecia Green Associate Director of Membership and Affiliate RelationsDirect: 703-299-6848 Heather McGheeSr. Manager of Governance and Affiliate RelationsDirect: 703-299-6835 Elsa C. Dizon Membership and Affiliate Relations ManagerDirect: 703-299-6858 Monique Hyatte​Membership and Affiliate Relations CoordinatorDirect: 703-299-6836   ​National College FairsContact:​ ​ Pia BrownDirector of National College Fairs, Programs and ServicesDirect: 571-551-5277 Sylvia E. Karpf Sr. Associate Director of National College Fairs, Programs and ServicesDirect: 703-299-6821  Jason Smith Associate Director of National College Fairs, Programs and ServicesDirect: 703-299-6856 Anika Kwinana​Assistant Director of National College Fairs, Programs and ServicesDirect: 703-299-6824 Chelsea TufaroloMarketing Manager of Digital Content and PublicationsDirect: 703-299-6827 Sandy Vasquez​Event Manager, National College FairsDirect: 703-299-6825  Sarah Smith​Event Manager, National College Fairs Direct: 703-299-6853Belinda Levert​Event Manager, National College FairsDirect: 703-299-6857 Amber NicholsEvent Manager, National College FairsDirect: 571-551-5275  Jessica VolleyEvent Manager, National College FairsDirect: 703-299-6851Melissa HunterAdministrative Assistant, National College FairsDirect: 703-299-6823 ​ ​  Educational Content and PolicyContact:, and​ ​ David A. Hawkins Executive Director for Educational Content and PolicyDirect: 703-299-6809 Heather Durosko Assistant Director of Strategic InitiativesDirect: 703-299-6802Education and TrainingTania RachkoskieDirector of Education and Training Direct:  703-299-6810 Crystal E. Newby, M.S.Associate Director of Education and TrainingDirect: 703-299-6830 ​ Kellie KirsteinEducation and Training Program ManagerDirect: 703-299-6849 Government RelationsMichael RoseDirector of Government RelationsDirect: 703-299-6817 Julie KirkGovernment Relations ManagerDirect: 703-299-6841 International InitiativesLindsay AddingtonAssociate Director of International InitiativesDirect: 703-299-6829 VacantInternational Initiatives CoordinatorDirect: 571-551-5271 ResearchMelissa Clinedinst Associate Director of ResearchDirect: 703-299-6854 Anna-Maria KorantengResearch AssociateDirect: 703-299-6819 Pooja PatelResearch AssociateDirect: 571-551-5276 Staff Directory

October 24th, 2016



October 24th, 2016



October 14th, 2016

Knowledge Center

Welcome to the Knowledge Center! Knowledge Center

August 22nd, 2018


Learn how to successfully counsel, recruit, and enroll students in an increasingly global landscape. International Commissioned Agents and NACAC's Code of Ethics Series A series of six periodically released resources aimed at guiding NACAC members in the responsible use of commissioned agents in international student recruitment. Counselor Toolkit A resource for counselors who advise international students attending US high schools as well as secondary schools which are considering enrolling such students. Guide to International University Admission A comprehensive resource for counselors and students about undergraduate college options abroad. Models From the Field A collection of resources and best practices to aid in counseling, recruiting, welcoming, and supporting international students. State of College Admission Infographics: International Students A recap of the data concerning the recruitment and admission of international students at four-year institutions. International

August 22nd, 2018

Models From the Field

A collection of resources and best practices to aid in counseling, recruiting, welcoming, and supporting international students. Models From the Field A collection of resources and best practices to aid in counseling, recruiting, welcoming, and supporting international students: Student Visa Advice NAFSA's helpful list of 10 points students and families should remember when applying for a nonimmigrant visa. International Student Challenges University Business, a media outlet which foucses on education, academics, and technology, addressed the five biggest challenges international students face and how colleges and universities are helping them to adjust Models From the Field

January 9th, 2017

UO Early Global Education Experience Positively Influences College Choice

University of Oregon shares the lessons learned from it's 2016 summer program for admitted students that wanted to get a head start into internationalizing their college education. UO Early Global Education Experience Positively Influences College Choice Each year, participation in study abroad is one of the key statistics that colleges proudly share in their recruitment communications. This feels more important than ever, as we attempt to help our students develop critical intercultural competencies for navigating the larger world. Though many students express interest in studying abroad at some point during college, as the Institute of International Education noted in What Will It Take to Double Study Abroad? (November 2014), cost, culture, and curriculum present real barriers to doing so. For others, it can also be challenging to fit an international experience into their busy lives. What happens, though, when you give a student the chance to internationalize their college education, even before setting foot on campus?  In summer 2016, the University of Oregon (UO) did just that. Admitted first-year students (age 18 or older) were given the opportunity to participate in a four-week program coordinated specifically for incoming, new students. Key to the program’s success was the partnership between the UO study abroad office, Global Education Oregon (GEO), and several offices in Enrollment Management, including Admissions, Orientation, Registrar and Financial Aid. As we prepare to repeat the program, what we’ve learned is worth sharing.  On-site support: One important reason for choosing London was the presence of the GEO London Centre and staff which offered the same level of support to London program participants that on-campus freshmen would have received in their first “college” situation.  Students lived in a residence hall (located a short distance from the Centre) with a UO Resident Assistant. Academics: Students enrolled in a set of classes perfectly matched to the location. Two four-credit courses (London: Biography of a City and The Play’s the Thing) were offered by GEO London Centre faculty; a one-credit course, Advancing Your Academic Success, was led by a UO faculty member, to help students develop time management skills and proper study habits. Schedule/experiences: Active, experiential learning is an important fit for this group of students. Students were in class Monday-Thursday, with integrated excursions held every Friday. Balancing time in and out of the classroom is key.  Once program elements were planned, GEO connected with Enrollment Management to set things in motion. Admissions promoted the program to prospective students and their counselors, plus helped GEO select applicants and fine-tune the calendar for applying/notification within NACAC guidelines and the university’s overall goals. Financial Aid and the Registrar’s Office oversaw communication and planning about credits and aid eligibility since students participating on the London program would enroll one term earlier than originally planned. And Orientation folded this into the overall process of helping these students get off to a smooth start on a calendar that meshed well with the program dates.  Interest in studying in London prior to the start of freshman year surpassed expectations. In fact, it was quickly evident to Admissions that this program would be a positive factor in students choosing to attend Oregon, and that this would even be true for students who didn’t apply for the summer 2016 program. Students were offered a spot in the program on a timeline that was compatible with the May 1 decision date, since it was only to be available to those choosing to enroll at Oregon.  In addition to the strong collaboration across offices, the prospect of keeping culture shock to a minimum in London, and the opportunity to be part of a small cohort contributed to the program’s success. While this first experience was a success that other institutions can follow, Oregon sees opportunities for additional refinement of this type of programming. For additional insights, please contact the authors.   Lisa Calevi, Institutional Relations Manager, Global Education Oregon (GEO) Jim Rawlins, Assistant Vice President and Director of Admissions, University of Oregon   A quarter of University of Oregon undergraduates study abroad at least once during their college career. The institution remains above national and Pac-12 averages, but aims to increase international mobility opportunities and participation.                          UO Early Global Education Experience Positively Influences College Choice