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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 Member Relations 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 2020 Award Winner

After more than 30 years, Nancy Bean recently retired as associate director of college counseling at Westminster Schools in Atlanta (GA) where she primarily worked with juniors and seniors as they navigated their way through the college admission process. She has been deeply involved with NACAC for more than two decades. Some of her most valuable contributions include serving as board director from 2008-11, president-elect from 2015-16, president from 2016-17, past president from 2017-18, and chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee from 2018-19.  Throughout her career, Nancy worked tirelessly in support of students by helping them achieve their goal of college admittance. She is known for her accessibility and expert guidance in working with students, parents, and college admission officers at all levels.

Previous Award Winners:

  • 2019 - David Kamimoto
  • 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​ and William Neal​ (posthumous)
  • 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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