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August 22nd, 2016


The National Association for College Admission Counseling The National Association for College Admission Counseling Nacac, national association for college admission counseling, college admission, college counseling, national conference, college fairs NACAC Supports the College Admission Counseling Profession Enroll in our Financial Aid 101 e-learning course today! National Conference Registration and housing for the 74th National Conference is now open! See you in Salt Lake City this September! The Latest News Get the latest news from NACAC including press releases and the Admitted Blog. Register for College Fairs Meet with students and discuss all aspects of your institution: admission procedures, financial aid opportunities, and more! NACAC Cooperating with DOJ Inquiry Late last year, NACAC learned that the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has begun an investigation into our SPGP: NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. At present, we know little about the scope and intent of the investigation, but we are cooperating fully to provide all requested documents. Two-Time Pulitzer Prize Winner to Deliver Keynote in Salt Lake New York Times journalist, Nick Kristof, will deliver this year's national conference keynote address. A seasoned foreign affairs reporter, Kristof has been a columnist for the Times since 2001, covering human rights, women’s rights, health, and global affairs. Danielle Yepa Gunderson I would not be the college counseling professional I am today without being a member of NACAC and RMACAC, attending remarkable conference sessions and workshops, involvement with the Native Indigenous People Special Interest Group (SIG), and networking with a vast number of college admission and college counseling professionals. Chris Turton NACAC has served as an excellent plug to be able to connect with students outside of Pennsylvania. As a counselor, there are so many different states, cities, areas that one could find themselves in meeting new students. NACAC’s national conferences help me network myself and NACAC’s college fairs help me network with students. Hege Ferguson NACAC has always played a big role in my career by providing a framework for professionalism and allowing me to get to know and learn from others in similar roles. The resources made available by NACAC are invaluable to the professionals on both sides of the desk and add legitimacy to the profession. Update on New Membership Model In just a few short weeks, many of us will gather in Salt Lake City. One item that will likely be a subject of conversation is a new model for NACAC membership. Adopting a new membership model is one of the most all-consuming tasks an organization like NACAC can undertake–which is why it took us more than two years to get to this point. Meet the Nominees for the NACAC Board of Directors Nominees delivered speeches during NACAC's annual Leadership Development Institute in July. Watch their speeches and learn more about each candidate. New board members will be elected by the Assembly at the national conference in Salt Lake City. 2018 National Award Winners Each year, NACAC honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the field of education, to the profession, and to our organization. This year’s winners will be recognized at the 2018 National Conference in Salt Lake City. Join NACAC today! Get involved in the counseling and admission community and stay up-to-date on industry trends. HomePage

October 11th, 2016


There are many ways you can support NACAC. Volunteer at one of our events, join a committee, or donate to the Imagine Fund. See all the opportunities below. Support The Imagine Fund Strengthening the field through grants for college admission professionals. Sponsorship Opportunities Promote your organization and increase your brand recognition. Learn more about all the available sponsorship opportunities. Support

October 27th, 2016

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in participating as a sponsor? NACAC has many opportunities for you to promote your organization and increase your brand recognition at any of our conferences and fairs. NACAC Sponsorship Opportunities NACAC Sponsorship Opportunities sponsor, sponsorship, college fairs sponsor, national conference sponsor, gwi sponsor, webinar sponsor Interested in participating as a sponsor? NACAC has many opportunities for you to promote your organization and increase your brand recognition at any of our conferences and fairs. Interested in participating as a sponsor? Promote your organization and increase your brand recognition at our conferences and fairs.  For more information, contact Megan LaVine, director of sponsorships & external relations. Sponsor the National Conference Promote your organization and increase your brand recognition with an expected audience of over 7,500 counselors, admission professionals, and students at the national conference, September 14-16, in Boston. Sponsor the National College Fairs Connect directly with students at our National College Fairs. These fairs annually serve over 675,000 students, parents, and counselors who are exposed to the services provided by these events in 63 national and international markets! Sponsor the STEM College and Career Fairs Promote your organization and brand as you showcase your corporate commitment to STEM education to an audience of more than 1,500 highly-motivated high school students, parents, and educators at each fair. Sponsor Essentials Promote your organization and brand to high school counselors and other school-based professionals who support college admission counseling in public school systems around the country. Sponsor GWI Promote your organization and increase your brand recognition with an audience of 100-150 admission and enrollment professionals involved in the recruitment of underserved populations of students (low-income, first-generation, students of color, international, LGBTQ). Sponsor a NACAC Webinar Interested in sponsoring a webinar? Click on the link below to get started. For more information, contact Megan LaVine at 703-299-6845. Sponsorship Opportunities

October 24th, 2016

Contact Us

Here are the ways you can contact us! Contact us! Mailing Address: NACAC1050 N Highland StreetSuite 400Arlington, VA 22201Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.Phone:  +1 703-836-2222 or +1 800-822-6285Fax:  +1 703-243-9375General Email:  info@nacacnet.orgStaff Directory Visiting NACAC: Our office is located at the corner of Washington Boulevard and N. Highland Street in Arlington, VA.If you are taking METRO, get off at the Clarendon Station (Orange Line). From the street level turn right towards the Pacers Running Store and cross Clarendon Boulevard. Walk to the next intersection and cross Washington Boulevard. We are across the street from 7-11 in the same building as the Lyon Hall restaurant. If you are driving, there is plenty of metered street parking in the area.Please note:NACAC is not affiliated with the US Department of Education or any student loan servicer. If you have questions about student loan repayment, loan forbearance, or any other matter pertaining to your student loans, please contact the US Department of Education or your student loan servicer directly. Contact Us

November 2nd, 2016

Staff Directory

Contact information for NACAC's staff Staff Listing contact information, email addresses, department contacts Executive Office Contact: and  Joyce E. Smith Chief Executive OfficerDirect: 703-299-6828 John McGrath Deputy Chief Executive OfficerDirect: 703-299-6811 Raquel D. Bailey Assistant Director for Governance and Board RelationsDirect: 703-299-6816 ​ Hannah McIntosh BurkeManager of Association Planning and StrategyDirect: 703-373-2360CommunicationsContact: ​Shanda T. Ivory Director of CommunicationsDirect: 703-299-6803 Kristen Garman Sr. ​Associate Director of Communications for Digital and Print MediaDirect: 703-299-6807 ​ Sarah S. Cox Associate Director of Editorial and Creative ServicesDirect: 703-299-6801 Mary StegmeirAssistant Director of Content and MarketingDirect: 571-551-5268 Daisy Kinard Communications Production CoordinatorDirect: 703-299-6840 ​ Ashley DobsonManager of Communications, Content and Social MediaDirect: 703-299-6820 ​ ​ Sponsorship and External RelationsContact:​Megan LaVineDirector of Sponsorships and External RelationsDirect: 703-299-6845Hoang PhuongSponsorship CoordinatorDirect: 571-551-5270​National Conference and Meetings Contact:​Shannon BurkeDirector of Conference and MeetingsDirect: 703-299-6813 Gracy Olmeda​Assistant Director of Conference and MeetingsDirect: 703-299-6839 ​ Kelly FerranteSr. Manager of Conference and MeetingsDirect: 703-299-6846 Erica LaudemanConference and Meetings ManagerDirect:  703-299-6844      Finance and AdministrationContact:  Wendy LucioDirector of Finance and AdministrationDirect: 703-299-6822 Joe KingOffice and Facilities ManagerDirect: 703-299-6826  Shelly DeSouzaAccounting ManagerDirect: 703-299-6805 Elizabeth SantiagoSenior AccountantDirect: 703-299-6833 Human Resources and Administration Katie MacPhail, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Director of Human Resources and AdministrationDirect: 703-299-6804 India KapenziAssistant Director of Human Resources and PayrollDirect: 703-299-6818 Theresa F. GibsonReceptionist and Human Resources CoordinatorDirect: 703-299-6800​   Information SystemsContact:​ Joe Brentzel Executive Director of Information ManagementDirect: 703-299-6843 Michelle Lucas Director of Information SystemsDirect: 703-299-6814  Cheryl RushAssociate Director of Data ManagementDirect: 703-299-6847  Will CreasonWeb and Computer Systems AdministratorDirect:  703-299-6859 Victoria BalahutrakManager of Customer ServiceDirect:  703-299-6831 Nathaly FuentesData Management SpecialistDirect: 703-299-6850 Elizabeth Hudnall Data Management Specialist Direct: 703-299-6832  Darnese HillData Management SpecialistDirect: 703-373-2356 Mary MuiruriData Management SpecialistDirect: 703-299-6806 Gustavo LaraData Management SpecialistDirect: 703-299-6838 Grace Villanueva BushData Management SpecialistDirect: 703-299-6852 Membership, Affiliate Relations and GovernanceContact:  Kimberly JohnstonDirector of Membership, Affiliate Relations and GovernanceDirect: 703-299-6837 Yanecia Green Associate Director of Membership and Affiliate RelationsDirect: 703-299-6848 Heather McGheeSr. Manager of Governance and Affiliate RelationsDirect: 703-299-6835 Elsa C. Dizon Membership and Affiliate Relations ManagerDirect: 703-299-6858 Monique Hyatte​Membership and Affiliate Relations CoordinatorDirect: 703-299-6836   ​National College FairsContact:​ ​ Pia BrownDirector of National College Fairs, Programs and ServicesDirect: 571-551-5277 Sylvia E. Karpf Sr. Associate Director of National College Fairs, Programs and ServicesDirect: 703-299-6821  Jason Smith Associate Director of National College Fairs, Programs and ServicesDirect: 703-299-6856 Anika Kwinana​Assistant Director of National College Fairs, Programs and ServicesDirect: 703-299-6824 Chelsea TufaroloMarketing Manager of Digital Content and PublicationsDirect: 703-299-6827 Sandy Vasquez​Event Manager, National College FairsDirect: 703-299-6825  Sarah Smith​Event Manager, National College Fairs Direct: 703-299-6853Belinda Levert​Event Manager, National College FairsDirect: 703-299-6857 Amber NicholsEvent Manager, National College FairsDirect: 571-551-5275  Jessica VolleyEvent Manager, National College FairsDirect: 703-299-6851Melissa HunterAdministrative Assistant, National College FairsDirect: 703-299-6823 ​ ​  Educational Content and PolicyContact:, and​ ​ David A. Hawkins Executive Director for Educational Content and PolicyDirect: 703-299-6809 Heather Durosko Assistant Director of Strategic InitiativesDirect: 703-299-6802Education and TrainingTania RachkoskieDirector of Education and Training Direct:  703-299-6810 Crystal E. Newby, M.S.Associate Director of Education and TrainingDirect: 703-299-6830 ​ Kellie KirsteinEducation and Training Program ManagerDirect: 703-299-6849 Government RelationsMichael RoseDirector of Government RelationsDirect: 703-299-6817 Julie KirkGovernment Relations ManagerDirect: 703-299-6841 International InitiativesLindsay AddingtonAssociate Director of International InitiativesDirect: 703-299-6829 VacantInternational Initiatives CoordinatorDirect: 571-551-5271 ResearchMelissa Clinedinst Associate Director of ResearchDirect: 703-299-6854 Anna-Maria KorantengResearch AssociateDirect: 703-299-6819 Pooja PatelResearch AssociateDirect: 571-551-5276 Staff Directory

October 24th, 2016



October 24th, 2016



October 14th, 2016

Knowledge Center

Welcome to the Knowledge Center! Knowledge Center

August 22nd, 2018


Learn how to successfully counsel, recruit, and enroll students in an increasingly global landscape. International Commissioned Agents and NACAC's Code of Ethics Series A series of six periodically released resources aimed at guiding NACAC members in the responsible use of commissioned agents in international student recruitment. Counselor Toolkit A resource for counselors who advise international students attending US high schools as well as secondary schools which are considering enrolling such students. Guide to International University Admission A comprehensive resource for counselors and students about undergraduate college options abroad. Models From the Field A collection of resources and best practices to aid in counseling, recruiting, welcoming, and supporting international students. State of College Admission Infographics: International Students A recap of the data concerning the recruitment and admission of international students at four-year institutions. International

August 22nd, 2018

Models From the Field

A collection of resources and best practices to aid in counseling, recruiting, welcoming, and supporting international students. Models From the Field A collection of resources and best practices to aid in counseling, recruiting, welcoming, and supporting international students: Student Visa Advice NAFSA's helpful list of 10 points students and families should remember when applying for a nonimmigrant visa. International Student Challenges University Business, a media outlet which foucses on education, academics, and technology, addressed the five biggest challenges international students face and how colleges and universities are helping them to adjust Models From the Field