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John B. Muir Editor Award

The John B. Muir Editor Award, determined by the Communications Committee, recognizes the author who has made the most significant contribution to NACAC's Journal of College Admission during the past year. Nominations are not accepted for this award.

About the 2017 Winners:

The John B. Muir Editor’s Award recognizes authors who have made the most significant contributions to NACAC’s Journal of College Admission during the preceding year. The award is named for John Burke Muir, who was NACAC vice president for publication and research from 1983-1986.Tommy Lucas and Whitney Linsenmeyer examined the impact of the events in Ferguson, Missouri, in Cutting Through a Crisis: Guiding Prospective Students and Families During Times of Unrest published in the Spring 2016 edition of The Journal of College Admission. Selected for its timely and significant message, the nominating committee said the piece was a well-done, important, highly relevant, and very readable submission. Lucas is interim director of the Office of Military and Veteran Enrollment Services at Saint Louis University (MO). Linsenmeyer is an instructor at Saint Louis University (MO).

Previous Award Winners:

  • 2017 - Tommy Lucas and Whitney Linsenmeyer, "Cutting Through a Crisis: Guiding Prospective Students and Families During Times of Unrest" (Spring 2016)
  • 2016 - Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah and Dr. Seneca Vaught, "Why College as an Investment is a Lousy Analogy" (Winter 2015)
  • 2015 - Jason Klugman, "Creating a Community of Scholars on the Edge of Disaster" (Winter 2014)
  • 2014 - Arthur Levine and Diane R. Dean, "It’s Only Technology If It Happens After You Are Born" (Summer 2013)
  • 2013 - Benjamin S. Baum, "LGBT Applicants and Challenges for Admission: Five Cases" (Fall 2012)
  • 2012 - Amy Liu, "The Admission Industrial Complex: Examining Entrepreneurial Impact on College Access" (Winter 2011)
  • 2011 - Ryan Gildersleeve, "Access Between and Beyond Borders" (Winter 2010) and Anne Pabst, "The Search for Sustainable Girls" (Fall 2010)
  • 2010 - Jonathon Epstein, "Behind the SAT-Optional Movement: Context and Controversy" (Summer 2009)
  • 2009 - Angel Pérez, "Struggling Between Two Worlds: How College Affects Identity Construction" (Winter 2008)
  • 2008 - Kirsten Olson, "Hyperventilating: The Concerted Cultivation of the Teenager" (Summer 2007)
  • 2007 - Joyce Vining Morgan, "Yves: Hope Against the Odds" (Summer 2006)
  • 2006 - Sam Patterson, "How Much is Too Much? Effective and Ethical Response to Application Essays" (Fall 2005)
  • 2005 - Kelly Herrington, "The Pleasure, Privledge and Agony of Application Reading" (Summer 2004)
  • 2004 - Carla Shere and Mark Hicks, "Toward Reflective Admission Work: New Direction for Thoughts and Practice" (Spring 2003)
  • 2003 - Sarah Myers McGinty, "Issues of Access: The College Application Essay" (Fall 2002)
  • 2002 - John L. Mahoney, "Perception of the Profession is Cause for Concern" (Winter 2001)
  • 2001 - Frank D. Sachs, "The Evolvement of Parent Education in the College Counseling Process" (Fall 2000)
  • 2000 - Kim Stafford, "College Recruitment Night" (Spring/Summer 1999)
  • 1999 - Van Sturgeon, "The Day I Turned Stupid" (Summer 1998)
  • 1998 - Michael Smith, "Multicultural Admission: From Paper Policy to Institutional Committment" (Summer 1997)
  • 1997 - James Alexander, Anne L. Bryant, Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy, Jean H. Fetter, Bill Fitzsimmons, Lawrence E. Gladieux, Mary Lee Hoganson, Don Johnson, Marybeth Kravets, Judy Rolfe, Ted Spencer, Peter Van Tyle, and Albert C. Yates, Special Issue: Diversity (Summer/Fall 1996)
  • 1996 - Ron W. Moss, "A Generation of Variance: Are We Prepared?" (Fall 1995)
  • 1995 - Peter Van Tyle, "How to Keep College Admission Officers at Their Desks and Out of the Courtroom" (Winter 1995)
  • 1994 - Frank C. Leana, "Blueberry Pancakes, Please" (Summer 1994)
  • 1993 - Maryam Ahamad, Edward Bell, Charlene Blue Horse, Deborah B. Bowles, Frank Burtnett, Deborah J. Carter, Richard Ferguson, John Hollifield, Naomi Kuziemski, Whitney Laughlin, Laudelina Martinez, Suzannne D. Mintz, Arnold Mitchem, Michael Rowland, William E. Sedlacek, Charles Shom, Donald M. Stewart, and Kristin Tichenor; Achieving Diversity: Strategies for the Recruitment and Retention of Traditionally Underrepresented Students
  • 1992 - Bethany L. Spotts, "Creating a Successful Minority Affairs Position" (Spring 1991)
  • 1991 - B. Ann Wright, "Smile When You Say Performance Appraisal" (Winter 1990)
  • 1989 - Steven Munger, A Guide to the College Admissions Process
  • 1988 - Jean Ballard Terepka
  • 1987 - E. Douglas Norton, "Intervention in Burnout and Substance Abuse in the Admissions Professions" (Spring 1987)
  • 1986 - Daniel C. Tyson, "The Montezuma Eight: A Moral Challenge to the Admissions Profession" (Winter 1986)
  • 1985 - David Chapman and Susan L. Benati, "The Structure of Salaries in College Admissions" (Spring 1985)
  • 1984 - Suzanne McColloch and Betsy Porter, "No-Need Scholarships: Practices, Trends, and Attitudes" (Fall 1983)

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