Awards

NACAC honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the field of education, to the profession, and to our organization. Congratulations to the 2023 award winners.

The Margaret E. Addis Exceptional Service to NACAC Award honors a NACAC member who provided exceptional service to the growth, promotion, and/or advancement of the Association.

Below are several (but not all) of the criteria that is taken into consideration when nominating an award recipient for the Margaret E. Addis Exceptional Service to NACAC Award.

  • NACAC Membership: must be a current NACAC member
  • Service to the association over an extended period through progressive volunteer leadership.
  • Service to the association during a crisis or transition.
  • Integral to defining policy or shaping responses on important issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing NACAC’s mission and vision.

About the 2023 Award Winner

David Burge has served as Vice President for Enrollment Management at George Mason University since July 2015.

Before coming to Mason, he served as Executive Director of Admission Services at Arizona State University and oversaw the execution of new student enrollment strategy for undergraduate and graduate, domestic and international students.

Other professional experience includes the University of Kansas and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, holding senior leadership roles within each institution’s Office of Admissions and Scholarships.

He is a past president of NACAC, and served as what is now called the Board Chair from 2017-2018. Prior to serving in the NACAC Presidential Cycle, David served as President of the Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling in 2008.

A native Kansan, his academic background includes two degrees from the University of Kansas: an undergraduate degree in English Literature and a master’s degree in Educational Policy and Leadership.

Previous Award Winners:

  • 2022 – Jayne Caflin Fonash
  • 2021 – NACAC Admission Practices Committee
  • 2020 – Nancy Beane
  • 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

This award honors an individual(s) who advanced access to postsecondary education through a commitment to advocacy, ethical practices, and equity. NACAC members and non-members are eligible to receive this award.

About the 2023 Award Winner:

John Mahoney was Director of Undergraduate Admission at Boston College from 1990-2018 and became Vice Provost for Enrollment Management in 2018. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston College and served as a high school English teacher at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, MA before starting his admission career at Boston College. Mr. Mahoney is a frequent speaker at national conferences and has written several articles on college admission. He received the John B. Muir Award in 2002 for the best article in the Journal of College Admission and the Harry R. Carroll Award from the New England Association for College Admission Counseling in 2014 for distinguished service to the profession.

Previous Award Winners:

  • 2022 – Patrick O’Connor
  • 2021 – The Nepal Justice League
  • 2020 – The Shawn Carter Foundation
  • 2019 – Joyce E. Smith
  • 2018 – The ACCEPT Facebook group (Founded by Marie Bigham, Steve Frappier, and Brandi Smith)
  • 2017 – William R. Fitzsimmons and Carmen Lopez
  • 2016- Stacy Lightfoot
  • 2015 – Dr. Trish Hatch, Dr. Sandy Savitz-Romer, Campus Pride and Shane Windmeyer
  • 2014 – First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama
  • 2013 – Nicole Farmer Hurd and Ted O’Neill
  • 2012 – Greg Darnieder
  • 2011 – Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
  • 2010 – Steve Peifer
  • 2009 – Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)
  • 2008 – Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
  • 2007 – Loren Pope
  • 2006 – Hugh O’Brian
  • 2005 – Irving Fradkin
  • 2004 – Rep. David Obey (D-WI)
  • 2002 – Sen. George V. Voinovich (R-OH), Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL), and Rep. Betty McCullum (D-MN)
  • 2001 – Lee C. Bollinger
  • 2000 – Richard Riley
  • 1999 – William G. Bowen and Derek Bok
  • 1998 – Tom Joyner
  • 1997 – Dr. Benjamin Carson
  • 1996 – Peggy Cooper Cafritz
  • 1995 – David L. Boren
  • 1994 – Eugene Lang
  • 1993 – Arnold Mitchem
  • 1992 – Sen. Herbert Kohl (D-WI) and Sen. Thomas Sawyer (D-OH)
  • 1991 – Theodore Sizer
  • 1990 – Augustus F. Hawkins
  • 1989 – Harold L. Hodgkinson
  • 1988 – Oluf Davidsen and George Hanford
  • 1987 – Ernest L. Boyer
  • 1986 – William D. Ford, Samuel L. Meyers and Paul Simon
  • 1985 – Alexander W. Astin
  • 1984 – Fred Hargadon
  • 1983 – Francis Keppel

The Gayle C. Wilson Outstanding Service to the Profession Award honors NACAC members who provided outstanding service through counseling and assisting students in attaining their educational goals.

Below are several (but not all) of the criteria that is taking into consideration when selecting an award recipient for the Gayle C. Wilson Outstanding Service to the Profession Award.

  • NACAC Membership: must be a current NACAC member
  • Consistently serves and advocates for students with passion and integrity.
  • Routinely serves students and families above and beyond the “call of duty”.
  • Regularly mentors colleagues, provides inspiration and support, and uplifts the next generation of practitioners and leaders.

About the 2023 Award Winner:

Mary Lou Bates served for 23 years as the Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Skidmore until her recent retirement. After graduating from Mount Holyoke with a degree in American Culture, she worked for two years on their admissions staff before beginning her 49-year tenure at Skidmore in 1974.

Mary Lou has been active in numerous professional organizations related to admissions and financial aid. She’s a past president of the New York State Association of College Admission Counseling, was a co-founder of the NYSACAC Summer Institute on College Admissions, and a past member of NACAC’s Admissions Practices Committee. She was also a member of the College and University Recognition Task Force (CURT) and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) for The Americas. She is a recipient of both the NYSACAC College Admission Counselor Distinguished Service Award and the President’s Award. She has been elected twice to the Board of Directors of the Common Application, serving as President of the Common Application from 2002-2003, and recently fulfilling a second term on the board from 2014-2018. Upon her retirement, Skidmore awarded her with the Denis B. Kemball-Cook Award, the college’s highest honor, in recognition of the wisdom, energy and service she gave so generously.

Previous Award Winners:

  • 2022 -Mary Ann Willis
  • 2021 – Thomas Butler and Sean Callaway
  • 2020 – Dominique Jordan Turner
  • 2019 – Nan Davis
  • 2018 – Lynn Slaughter (posthumous) and Susan Biemeret
  • 2017 – Youlonda Copeland-Morgan
  • 2016 – Evelyn Boyd White
  • 2015 – Bill Dingledine
  • 2014 – Myron Arakawa
  • 2013 – Carolyn Barnhart
  • 2012 – George Mills​
  • 2011 – Esther Hugo
  • 2010 – Marybeth Kravets​
  • 2009 – John Blackburn​
  • 2008 – Theodore Spencer​
  • 2007 – Kpakpundu Ezeze​​
  • 2006 – Michael Barron​ ​
  • ​2005 – Angela ‘Nickie’ Roberson ​
  • 2004 – Daniel Feldhaus ​and Edward Wall ​(posthumous)
  • 2003 – Richard Stabell ​
  • 2002 – Lonnie Barefield ​
  • 2001 – Joseph P. Allen ​
  • 2000 – Gary Williams ​
  • 1999 – G. Gary Ripple​
  • 1998 – Roger Campbell ​ ​
  • 1997 – Peggy Templeton-Strong ​ ​
  • 1996 – Naomi Kuziemski ​ ​
  • 1995 – Sally LaGoy​ ​
  • 1994 – Braxton Rethwisch ​
  • 1993 – R. Russell Shunk​ ​
  • 1992 – Anne M. Kennedy ​
  • 1991 – James A. Alexander, Jr.​
  • 1990 – Joseph A. Monte​
  • 1989 – Lois C. Mazzuca ​
  • 1988 – Margaret E. Addis​
  • 1987 – Sarah J. Needham​
  • 1986 – Jeanette B. Hersey ​
  • 1985 – Mary Ann Schwalbe ​
  • 1984 – Evelyn M. Yeagle ​
  • 1983 – Donald G. Dickason​
  • 1982 – Charles E. Malone ​
  • 1981 – Anna H. Bowditch​
  • 1980 – Marion Flagg
  • 1979 – Emery R. Walker, Jr.​
  • 1978 – Mildred G. Fox ​
  • 1977 – Harley Wyatt, Jr. ​
  • 1976 – Louis H. Fritzmeier ​
  • 1975 – Esther DeMerritt ​
  • 1974 – Eugene S. Wilson ​
  • 1973 – Harland W. White​ ​

The Government Relations Award is presented to a NACAC member who made outstanding contributions to policy initiatives that promote equal access to higher education, encourage student achievement, and further the government relations priorities of NACAC members.

About the 2023 Winner:

The Pennsylvania ACAC Government Relations Committee lobbies at the state level for funding and programming to support Pennsylvania’s students. Advocacy efforts include the Advocacy Leadership Credential (ALC). This credential is a ground-breaking program that provides college admission counseling professionals with the opportunity to learn how to advocate with local, state, and federal legislators on issues central to secondary and postsecondary education. The ALC program has become a staple of PACAC’s GRC advocacy efforts, as it provides curriculum in four webinar sessions designed to educate PACAC members about advocacy, provide information specific to secondary and postsecondary school issues related to policy, and provide instruction and resources on how to conduct a legislative visit. Participants are free to advocate for their own issues and continue to build relationships with their local legislators even after the Credential is completed. This program promises to introduce many current and future professionals to advocacy efforts at the state and national level.

Previous Award Winners:

  • 2022 – Stephanie Brazinsky and Maria Ornelas
  • 2021 – Ashley Young
  • 2019 – Paul Welsh
  • 2018 – Breanne Boyle
  • 2017 – Sarah Summerhill
  • 2016 – Jessica Sant
  • 2015 – Grant Blume
  • 2014 – Julie Fopma
  • 2013 – Jayne Fonash
  • 2012 – Ken Anselment
  • 2011 – Bob Bardwell
  • 2010 – Craig Dodson
  • 2009 – Patrick O’Connor
  • 2008 – Jon Westover
  • 2007 – From Western ACAC: Kevin Buck, Elsa Clark, Esther Hugo, Esther Lopez, Rafael Magallan, Marc Meredith, Katy Murphy, and Loretta Whitson
  • 2006 – Allen V. Lentino
  • 2005 – New York State ACAC
  • 2004 – Rose-Ellen Racanelli
  • 2003 – Jim Miller
  • 2002 – Frank Sachs
  • 2001 – Braxton Rethwisch

The Inclusion, Access, and Success Award honors NACAC members who have made opportunities for historically underrepresented students in postsecondary education.

Meet the 2023 Award Winners:

Naziat Hassan is a licensed mental health counselor at the Counseling Center of Queensborough Community College in Bayside, New York where she is an exemplary colleague and is known to always go above and beyond for her students. She provides personal and academic counseling, coordinates health events for students, and teaches the Introduction to College freshman seminar. For 10 years she has provided counseling and mental health services to underserved and immigrant communities, treating various mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey, a National Certified Counselor and has extensive experience working with diverse, underserved populations, especially families, adolescents, and young adults affected by trauma, abuse, substance abuse, and various other issues. Naziat has brought a diverse set of strengths, interests, credentials, and engagement to the community.

She received her Bachelor of Arts from Queens College of the City University of New York and Master of Science in Education in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter College at the City University of New York.

Jennifer Jessie (Jenn The Tutor) is a nationally recognized expert in college admissions, college essays, test prep, and test-optional policies. In her capacity as a pro bono and independent college consultant, she’s had the privilege to provide services to National Merit, Jack Kent Cooke, Ron Brown, FOSSI, and Presidential scholars. Jenn has also worked with student-athletes, navigating the scholarship qualification process for D1, D2, D3, NAIA, and JUCO schools.

Her expertise has been recognized by several major news outlets, including The Chronicle for Higher Education and Higher Ed Dive. She’s been interviewed as a subject matter expert for NPR’s Marketplace, Teen Vogue, and Washington Post.

She is a proud NACAC member and has presented at the annual conference (which she lovingly refers to as #AdmissionsNerdCamp). She has also hosted a student panel for NACAC’s Test-Optional Forum: Tales of a Test-Optional Year and What’s Next.

Previous Award Winners:

  • 2022 – EMERGE
  • 2021 – Yvonne Espinoza
  • 2020 – Sylvester Rembert
  • 2019 – Heidi Bonner
  • 2018 – Catalina Cifuentes
  • 2017 – Celina Barrera-Scott
  • 2016 – Jonathan Burdick
  • 2015 – Audrey Smith and Coalition for HB 1079
  • 2014 – Janice Downing
  • 2013 – Alfred Herrera and Julie Kampschroeder
  • 2012 – Richard Alvarez
  • 2011 – Chris Milton and Karen Staller
  • 2010 – Aliza Gilbert and Posse Foundation
  • 2009 – Admission Possible
  • 2008 – College Goal Sunday
  • 2007 – Advancement Via Individual Determination
  • 2006 – Alejandra RincĂłn
  • 2005 – Whitney Laughlin
  • 2004 – Pathways to College Network
  • 2003 – The Daniels Fund
  • 2002 – Dr. Arnold Mitchem
  • 2001 – Jacob Schramm
  • 2000 – I Have a Dream Foundation
  • 1999 – Susan Chipley
  • 1998 – Roberto Haro
  • 1997 – Edward Bell
  • 1996 – Donald Johnson
  • 1995 – Robert Albright, Gloria de Leon and Ernesto Nieto
  • 1994 – Laurice Sommers
  • 1993 – Carl F. Brown
  • 1992 – J. Alan Marks and Betty Schneider
  • 1991 – Silas Purnell
  • 1990 – Samuel H. Johnson
  • 1989 – Betty Fairfax
  • 1988 – NACAC Human Relations Committees of 1986 & 1987 for the development of Guide for Parents: Ronald C. Ancrum, Rosetta L. Gooden, Audrey T. Hill, Naomi Kuziemski, Leslie K. Lane-Epps, Geverna Levels, Brian J. Lewis, Walter M. Pritchett, Clifton B. Rawles, Thedore Sherron and Anthonio Solorzano, Jr.
  • 1987 – Clarence Mixon
  • 1986 – Marion R. Flagg
  • 1985 – Jack Wright
  • 1984 – William R. Davis

The John B. Muir Excellence in Media Award honors NACAC members who have consistently made significant media-related contributions to the college admission counseling field.

All content must be free or included with NACAC membership. A wide variety of works will be considered, including those falling into the following categories:

Writing
A news article, op-ed, or long-form blog entry or blog series related to college admission counseling

Video
A documentary, or instructional or informational video (non-marketing) related to college admission counseling

Podcast Series
A series of podcasts related to college admission counseling

Author/Creator
Published a book or another major work in the past year

Social Media Campaign
Collective posts for one campaign in the past year

PSA Series
A themed series that supports the need for postsecondary education (or other college admission counseling themes)

About the 2023 Winners

Timothy Fields and Shereem Herndon-Brown are the authors of the Black Family’s Guide to College Admissions: A Conversation about Education, Parenting, and Race, as well as the founders of the Application to Admission podcast. Using their unique perspectives and distinctly different upbringings and personalities, they tag-team college admissions topics with the sole purpose and passion to inform and inspire students, families and educators to “redefine success”.

Their book was a bestseller in 2023 topping over 10,000 books sold in a calendar year and they’re aiming to accelerate in 2024 with a second edition due in January. Tim and Shereem both have over 25 years in the profession and are proud that their book is now part of the college admissions canon.

Previous Award Winners:

  • 2022 -Shanda Ivory
  • 2021 – Ken Anselment
  • 2020 – Jon Boeckenstedt
  • 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 PĂ©rez, “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)

The Rising Star Award honors individuals and programs that exemplify excellence and dedication to serving the needs of students in the transition from high school to college.

This award encourages NACAC affiliates to look within their associations, identify and nurture those new members and programs that are deserving of this honor and also encourage the honorees to continue their professional development through membership in NACAC.

See the 2023 Rising Star Award Winners!

Previous Winners

2022

Individual Recipients

Brandon Curry, Indiana ACAC
Kaylee Meade, Ohio ACAC

Program Recipients

International ACAC’s Mentor Year Program
Minnesota ACAC’s Anti-Racism Committee
Potomac & Chesapeake ACAC’s PRIDE Month Series

2021

Individual Recipients

Jonathan Gowin (Potomac & Chesapeake ACAC)
Noor Haddad (Western ACAC)

Program Recipients

Elevate (Illinois ACAC)
Member Relief Fund (Texas ACAC)
Promoting Inclusivity and Equity Lunch and Learn Series (Pennsylvania ACAC)

2019

Individual Recipients

Robert Kaercher (NYSACAC)
Fatmata Koroma (PCACAC)

Program Recipients

Advocacy Leadership Credential Program (PACAC/ PASFAA)
Indiana-Kentucky-Ohio Collaboration Webinar Series
Leadership, Equity, Accountability & Diversity (LEAD) Program (IACAC)

2018

Individual Recipients

Courtney Johnson-Benson (OACAC)
Estrella Redondo (NYSACAC)

Program Recipients

Counseling in the College Program (Michigan ACAC)
Website Translation Program (RMACAC)
Transitions for Youth Conference Program (Indiana ACAC)

2017

Individual Recipients

Lindsay Barbeau, Wisconsin ACAC
Meredith Norman, KYACAC

Program Recipients

Webinar Wednesdays, International ACAC
Government relations efforts, NYSACAC
Women in Admissions program, Michigan ACAC

2016

Individual Recipients

Alison Lonneman
School Counselor, Beechwood High School, KY
Kentucky ACAC

Lauren Livak, New Jersey ACAC

Program Recipients

Scholar Mentor Program, International ACAC
Sharing the Dream, Illinois ACAC
Admission Practices Studies, Potomac & Chesapeake ACAC

2015

Individual Recipients

Samantha Schreiber (CA)
Rosemary Martin (IN)
Megan McHale (MA)
Darah Tabrum (NM)

Program Recipient

Public School Counselors Training (PCACAC)

2014

Individual Recipients

Carolyn Ucci, New Jersey ACAC
Lisa Searle, New York State ACAC
Heather Zeman, New England ACAC

Program Recipients

IACAC Middle Management Institute, Illinois ACAC
TACAC Webinar Wednesday, Texas ACAC

2013

Individual Recipients

Owen Bligh, New England ACAC
Kenneth Bordelon, Texas ACAC
Anna Taul, Kentucky ACAC
Casey Pedrick, New York State ACAC

2012

Individual Recipients

Kristen Collins, New York ACAC
Elizabeth Cheron, New England ACAC

Program Recipients

Michigan Advocacy Day, Michigan ACAC
District Directions, Western ACAC
Joining Hands for College, Potomac & Chesapeake ACAC

2011

Individual Recipients

Bill Jack, New England ACAC
Erica VanBuren, Missouri ACAC
Teege Metille, Wisconsin ACAC
Christine Stumm, New York  State ACAC

Program Recipients

The New Jersey ACAC Membership Campaign, New Jersey ACAC

2010

Individual Recipients

Jordan Smith, Kentucky ACAC
Darren Conine, Overseas ACAC
Thomas Robinson, Overseas ACAC

Program Recipients

NEACAC Middle Management Workshop, New England ACAC
Project Reach, Illinois ACAC
Greater Milwaukee College Workshop, Wisconsin ACAC

2009

Individual Recipients

Desiree Keenan, Minnesota ACAC
Matthew Ogawa, Pacific Northwest ACAC

Program Recipients

Leadership Development Program, Minnesota ACAC
School Counselor Educator: Pre-Con Workshop, New England ACAC

2008

Individual Recipients

Lisa Brown, Texas ACAC
Brandy Lapointe, New England ACAC
Laura Young, Western ACAC

Program Recipient

“Top Ten List” Brochure Campaign, New England ACAC

2007

John Ambrose, Michigan ACAC
Mike Bryan, Rocky Mountain ACAC
Charlotte Diakite, New Jersey ACAC
Debra Landesberg, Southern ACAC

Program Recipient

www.asktacac.com, Texas ACAC

2006

Individual Recipients

Brad Burnham, Minnesota ACAC
Jennifer Farrell, Iowa ACAC
Noelle Goodwin, Indiana ACAC
Amy Jarich, Potomac & Chesapeake ACAC

Program Recipient

1st Annual Walk/Run So They Can Ride, Kentucky ASCAC

2005

Individual Recipients

Jennifer Collignon, Ohio ACAC
Gisselle Martin, Southern ACAC
Jennifer Sullivan, Texas ACAC
Jennifer Swenson, Minnesota ACAC
Mary Wilkes, Pennsylvania ACAC

2004

Individual Recipients

Diana Russell, Southern Methodist University, Texas ACAC
Stephanie Henney, Michigan ACAC
Greg Wasserman, New York State ACAC
Sandra Patterson, Southern ACAC

Program Recipient

Support Staff Drive-In Workshop, Missouri ACAC

2003

Individual Recipients

Chris Traetow, Iowa ACAC
Jonathan Byers, Southern ACAC
Brian Taylor, Texas ACAC

Program Recipients

What Colleges Need to Know, New England ACAC
Camp College, New York State ACAC

2002

Individual Recipients

Debbie Gabbidon, New Jersey ACAC
Sonali Perera, Western ACAC

Program Recipients

Illinois College Expositions (ICE), Illinois ACAC
College Counseling, 101, Potomac & Chesapeake ACAC
Share the Knowledge, Rocky Mountain ACAC

2001

Individual Recipients

Erin Bergan, Iowa ACAC
Frances Bernstein, New York State ACAC
Myra Gomez Gonzales, Texas ACAC

Program Recipients

Visit the Hill, Iowa ACAC
One Day Workshop for Two-Year College Counselors, New England ACAC

2000

Individual Recipients

Jeff Fuller, Texas ACAC
Kristine Shay, New York State ACAC
Meghan Sweet, New York State ACAC

Program Recipients

New Student Ambassador Workshop, Great Plains ACAC