The WACAC Nominations Committee seeks nominations for the for the following awards:
Joseph P. Allen Human Relations Award
is given to a member who has made an extraordinary commitment of talent and effort on behalf of underserved students and / or counselors.
Steve Hankins New Counselor Award
is given to a relatively new high school or community based organization counselor who has contributed time and talent to the work of our organization and shows promise of future leadership within WACAC.
Juel Lee Mentorship Award
is given to a member who has provided advice and extraordinary support for young professionals in our field over an extended period of time.
Murdoch-Finks New Admission Counselor Award
is given to a relatively new college admission counselor who has contributed tie and talent to the work of our organization and shows promise of future leadership within WACAC.
Katy Murphy Service Award
is given to a member who has made extraordinary contributions to the work of WACAC over a period of years.
This year the Nominations Committee seeks applications from public high school counselors/college advisors and community college counselors / transfer center coordinators who would like to attend the National ACAC Conference in Toronto September 19-21, 2013. Applicants for this scholarship must be members of WACAC and never have attended an NACAC Conference.
Applications must be completed fully and submitted by April 19, 2013. Winners will be announced at the WACAC Superconference in Costa Mesa this May and information given to the winners. The scholarship covers registration for the NACAC Conference at the Early Bird rate, reasonable air fare to and from Toronto, hotel accommodations from Thursday until Sunday at a rate of a shared double, and meal expenses not exceeding $60 per day. Winners are expected to volunteer in service to the conference for two hours and must attend the WACAC Membership Meeting.
Questions about nominations and the scholarships and the process should be directed to: Greg McCandless, WACAC Past President and Chair of Nominations, Sage Hill School. Email: email@example.com. Telephone: 949-219-1390
WACAC Conference Scholarship Applications and Nomination Forms for Awards
In keeping with WACAC’S primary mission to support the efforts of high school and college admission counselors in their work with students, we provide scholarship and grant money to ensure all professionals can participate in professional development opportunities. Particular emphasis is placed on assistance that reaches across ethnic, economic and regionally unsupported areas.
Juel Lee Mentorship Award
Juel Lee was one of the most effective and memorable mentors to young admission professionals coming into our field. After a long and successful career at UC Irvine, Juel moved on to become one of the first regional representatives in California, recruiting very effectively for Northern Arizona University for many years before his retirement. Always the first to arrive at the college fair, Juel was sure to check in on the younger college admission officers as they arrived and was a role model for all.