President’s Update: Proud

Four generations of Presidents: Todd Burrell (outgoing President) stands with Laura Docherty (Past President), Mike Dunker (incoming President), and Sacha Thieme (incoming President-Elect) at the Annual Conference By Todd Burrell, President Southern Illinois University Edwardsville As many of you know, I truly enjoy listening to music. Over the years, I have shared various song lists […]

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Strength Through Diversity: Conference Report

By Mike Dunker Annual Conference Chair and President-Elect Retired from Crystal Lake South High School Being a former math teacher, my mind always thinks numerically, so let me share some numbers from the 2013 IACAC Annual conference. 858 individuals attended the conference at the Westin Hotel in Itasca and from the feedback I have received […]

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Conference: Helping Others Succeed

By Josh Binder Conference Grant Recipient Aurora University It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. —Napoleon Hill To me, this quote embodies what the annual IACAC Conference represents. Each year we get together as colleagues and friends to see how we can improve professionally, which is […]

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Is Middle Management Just Middle Ground for Me?

By Erin Halley Conference Grant Recipient Aurora University Every year, the IACAC Annual Conference somehow finds me right where I am. Whether I attend a session as a newbie (now several years ago) and leave jazzed with even more newbie energy. Whether I figure out the grass isn’t necessarily greener or realize I am right […]

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Scandal, House of Cards, and an Inside Look at Education Advocacy in Washington

House of Cards/Netflix By Bob Zigmund St. Ignatius College Prep Characters like Olivia Pope of Scandal and Frank Underwood of House of Cards offer the average television and Netflix viewer a fictional, insider’s look into Washington D.C. politics and the schemes that go on behind the scenes in our nation’s capital.  On Monday, March 4, […]

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A Time to Remember… The Annual Conference

Anyone can ask for a donation to be made for a charity, but holding an event that promotes wellness and exercise on top of using it as a fundraiser was a fantastic, philanthropic choice. By Sonia Fisher Conference Grant Recipient Southwestern Illinois College IACAC is not just an organization in which admissions professionals can be […]

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Greatest Number of Mentorship Matches

Mentor/Mentee Match of the Year Rosa Reiber (Concordia University Chicago) and Julie Nelson (Xavier University) at the Mentorship Reception at Conference By Zak George Lake Forest College The Mentorship Committee is proud to announce that throughout the year, we have made 46 College matches, 16 High School matches and 12 Middle Management matches! This was […]

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Movers & Shakers: May 2013

Movers and Shakers is way to share professionally-related news about promotions or moves to other institutions. Congratulations to the following members on their achievements: Michael Hicks from National Scout at National Collegiate Scouting Association to Admissions Counselor at University of St. Francis Joshua Jones to Assistant Director of Admissions at Bradley University John McGreal from Admission […]

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A Letter from the Middle Management Institute Committee

Greetings! Within the admission profession there is a belief that if you still love the work after three years, you are likely here to stay. With several years under your belt you may be an aspiring or recently promoted middle manager wondering how to navigate what’s next given your current responsibilities. At the Illinois Association […]

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Proposed By-Law Changes 2013

The Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling is affiliated with the National Association for College Admission Counseling. In order to remain a member in good standing, we need to adhere to the guiding principles of that organization, especially in the area of Membership and adherence to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice. From time […]

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