Margaret E. Addis Service to NACAC Award

Established in 1996, the Margaret E. Addis Service to NACAC Award honors a long-time, respected leader of NACAC who never faltered in her commitment to ensuring ethical practices. The Addis Award recognizes a NACAC member who has provided the association with unique and outstanding service.  

Below are several (but not all) of the criteria that the Governance and Nominating Committee uses when nominating an award recipient for the Margaret E. Addis Service to NACAC Award. 

  • NACAC Membership: member for 10 or more years
  • Ethics: constant and passionate voice for ethical practices and standards; instrumental in developing and promoting best practices for the profession; institutional conscience
  • Service to NACAC: previous NACAC service as president or as chair of a national committee; service over an extended period in the NACAC leadership; service during a crisis or transition situation; help shape/define NACAC policy on important issues; offer support, insights and manpower when needed in issues related to ethics and best practices; outstanding service to NACAC in general

About the 2018 Award Winner

In 2016, NACAC’s Ad Hoc Steering Committee on Admission Practices undertook a monumental project—drafting a new code of ethics for the college admission profession. Yet in just 18 months, this committee of 19 NACAC members led by Todd Rinehart, vice chancellor for enrollment at the University of Denver (CO), produced a draft, solicited member feedback, and successfully brought the document to the floor of the 2017 NACAC Assembly in Boston where it passed without a single dissenting vote. The updated version of NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices now provides significant protections for international, transfer, and waitlisted students and addresses personal professional conduct.

Watch the Video: Rinehart talks about why ethics are so important in the admission profession, why the old SPGP needed to be updated, how long the committee worked together, and what motivated the committee to stay focused on this large project.

Previous Award Winners:

  • 2018 - The Steering Committee on Admission Practices under the leadership of Todd Rinehart   
  • 2017 - Lou Hirsh
  • 2016 - Phyllis Gill
  • 2015 - Alice Tanaka
  • 2014 - Bridget Herrera
  • 2013 - Frank Sachs
  • 2012 - Patty Montague
  • 2011 - Richard Powell
  • 2010 - Peter Hauet​
  • 2009 - Samuel Moss​
  • 2008 - Carl 'Sandy' Behrend​
  • 2007 - Joseph Monte​
  • 2006 - Members of the Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Coursework and Authors of the Fundamentals of​ College Admission Counseling​​​: John Anderson, Robert Bardwell​​, ​Carl Behrend​​​, Francis Bernstein, ​Susan Biemeret, ​Robin Brown, Elsa Clark​, Steve George​, Barbara Hall​, Esther Hugo, Marybeth Kravets, Bradford MacGowan, Joseph Manning, Joan Mudge, Patrick O'Connor, Bill Pruden, Susan Rexford​, Rebecca Rutsky, Rod Skinner, Jeffrey Smith, Susan Street, Scott White​
  • 2005 - Martin Wilder ​
  • 2004 - Mary Hendry​, William Neal​
  • 2003 - National College Fair Chairs Who Served the Program for More Than Five Years: ​Richard Bory, Mimi Grossman, Gwendolyn Hoover​, Richard Hutchinson​, Steve Kerge​, ​​Kathi Lecertua​, Barbara Lowe​, Frank Muzio​, Susan Reantillo, Debbie Rupert​, Marvin Sills​​, Alice Tanaka
  • 2002 - Katy Murphy​ 
  • 2001 - Antonio Solorzano, Jr.​ 
  • 2000 - Audrey T. Hill ​ 
  • 1999 - Patricia L. Burgh ​ ​
  • 1998 - William R. McClintick, Jr.​ 
  • 1997 - Marjorie S. Loennig​  
  • 1996 - Mary Lee Hoganson​

The Margaret E. Addis Service to NACAC Award was previously the Executive Board Award, which recognized a person who provided NACAC with unique and outstanding service. In 1996 this award was changed to the Margaret E. Addis Award.

Executive Board Award Winners:

  • 1995 - Margaret Williamson
  • 1994 - Patricia Hawkins  
  • 1993 - Sharon M. Alston  
  • 1992 - Joyce E. Smith  
  • 1991 - Steven T. Syverson
  • 1990 - Ron Ancrum
  • 1989 - Joyce E. Suber
  • 1988 - Carl F. Brown
  • 1987 - Richard A. Stewart
  • 1986 - Helen J. Pape
  • 1984 - Sarah S. Heckscher  
  • 1983 - Conrad J. Sharrow  
  • 1981 - Ray A. Stines  
  • 1980 - Steven C. Munger  
  • 1979 - Joseph A. Monte  
  • 1977 - Anne M. Kennedy  
  • 1976 - Edward J. Yaw   
  • 1975 - Silas Purnell
  • 1974 - George Giampetro  
  • 1973 - Richard Rowray


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