Recognition Awards

2018 Admission Professional of the Year Finalists

From Left:
Winner -Tara Winter, Wartburg College (left)
Marcus Phillips, University of Iowa
Jennifer Rupp, Northeast Iowa Community College
Drew Shradel, Cornell College
Josh Kite, Coe College


 2018 School Counselor of the Year Finalists

From left:

Theresa Putnam-Genz, Louisa Muscatine High School
Shelby Bryce, Lone Tree High School
Manuel Atwood, Central Decatur High School
Jamie Justesen, Missouri Valley High School
Winner - Amy Denholm, Cedar Falls High School


2018 Rising Star Recipients

From left:

Alex Christenson, Coe College
Gabriel Hernandez Acosta






2019 Spring Conference!

May 19-20, 2019

The Meadows Events & Conference Center 
Altoona, Iowa

A two-day, condensed, schedule to better fit your needs, with programming Sunday afternoon and all day Monday.

Call for Proposals

Submit a program session or roundtable - use the same proposal for a session and roundtable! We're looking for topics of change and evolution in education. Need some ideas?

 School Counseling: SAT/ACT, Standardized Testing, Secondary/Postsecondary Relationships
· Middle Management: Developing Searches, Alumni/Faculty Engagement, Data Mining
· Diversity and Inclusion: LGBTQ+ Populations, Multicultural Recruitment, Access
· Transfer Admissions: Transfer Pathways, Outreach, Dual Enrollment
· Technology: CRMs, Social Media, Innovation
· Other: International Student Recruitment, Programming, Intergenerational Issues, Skill Development for New Counselors, Financial Aid/FAFSA Processes, Higher Education Policy/Legislation, Institutional Collaboration

Deadline to submit - February 28.

Conference Registration

 **Postsecondary:  Register early & save money!  
Now through March 29 - $100
March 30-May 3 - $130

**Secondary Counselors - One LOW rate of only $25!

Hotel Information

$115 per night

(Book by May 3, 2019, to receive this rate.)

Prairie Meadows Hotel
1 Prairie Meadows Dr.
Altoona, IA 50009

To book your room NOW for Sunday, May 19, simply:

  • Call 515.957.3000 & reference this group block: 
    ACAC Spring Conference 2019

Rooms fill up fast, so book yours today!

 Iowa ACAC 2019 Conference Schedule

Sunday, May 19 
1-2 pm: Registration
2 pm: Welcome
2:15-3:15 pm: Session 1
3:30 pm: Keynote Speaker
5 pm: Dinner on your own (Check into hotel)
7 pm: Social

Monday, May 20 
7:45-9 am: Breakfast
9-10 am: Session 2
10-10:30 am: Break
10:30-11:30 am: Session 3
11:30 am-12:15 pm: Lunch and Raffle
12:15-1:15 pm: State Meeting
1:30-2:30 pm: Session 4
2:45-3:45 pm: Session 5




Conference Planning

Mallory Luensmann, Chair, Wartburg College
Jenny Connolly, University of Northern Iowa
Erin Gabriel, Dowling Catholic High School
Sabrina Tapps-Fee, University of Iowa
Jaclyn Tungsevik, Iowa State University   
Craig Juilfs, Iowa Central Community College 
Autumn Luce, Grand View University
Eric Sickler, The Thorburn Group [a STAMATS company]
Anne Spoden, Loras College
Josh Kite, Coe College