West Central District
Friday, March 15, 2013
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
McKendree University, Lebanon
What can ISAC do for you, and your students?
Many have heard of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, but do we really understand all the resources they offer? In this session ISAC employees will describe some of ISAC services as well as give an update on various state and federal financial aid programs.
First Generation Success
First generation students are usually defined as students whose parents did not complete a four-year degree. Most high school guidance counselors and college admission counselors work very closely with these students, especially during the college search process. In this session discover various services and scholarship opportunities many colleges may offer for first generation students. In addition, learn terminology commonly used in the counseling world that may be foreign for these students and their families.
NCAA Collegiate Athletics, Are Your College Bound Student-Athletes Qualified
Navigating the NCAA and NJCAA Eligibility Center can be a difficult process for any prospective student-athlete. The majority of high school student-athletes are unaware of the minimum core course requirements to participate in competition beyond their senior year of high school. This session will decipher the registration process with NCAA Eligibility Center for Division I, II, III athletes as well as NJCAA requirements. This session will also provide tools to high school counselors and admission representatives to assist prospective student-athletes through the eligibility process.
Presenter: Beth Arey, College and Career Coordinator, Evanston Township High School
The Forgotten Resource… How to Utilize the College Admission Representative
In this session learn how the college admission representative cannot only be a useful resource to prospective students, but to high school guidance counselors as well. Hear from two high school guidance counselors from O’Fallon Township High School in O’Fallon, IL on how they utilized several college admission counselors from various institutions in order to conduct a successful college information night at their school.
Developing a Successful Work-Life Balance
Explore how to balance being an admissions counselor with travel or a high school counselor with evening activities and being in a romantic relationship or an involved parent. As more demands are put on us in our jobs, how do we juggle things in our personal lives? This session gives tips on how to be a great professional and still maintain a healthy romantic relationship and be a great parent.
IACAC Members $20 per seminar. Nonmembers $25 per seminar.
Lunch is included. CPDU and CEU evidence completion forms will be available.
Friday, March 8, 2013
After the registration deadline, contact Linda Haffner to see if space is available.
Region 1 Contact
(800) 798-8100 x.7703
Rachel Macon, McKendree University
Ali Willoughby, McKendree University
Opportunities to Give
Project Reach Donations
Project Reach was established to touch the lives of deserving students. Last year, at district seminars, we collected school supplies for the Harrisburg schools. Harrisburg, IL was hit by a tornado and many students lives were disrupted. The supplies provided by attendees at all seven district seminar events across Illinois made a significant difference to the Harrisburg community and in the daily lives of the students impacted by the tornado. Project Reach welcomes you to donate again in 2013: new school supplies, backpacks, college posters, gently used college guide books, ACT resources and other items appropriate for high school students. Please bring donations to the district seminar event. Learn more
IACAC Scholarship for High School Students
IACAC has established a new scholarship for deserving Illinois students attending an IACAC member high school and (preferred but not required) planning to enroll at an IACAC member institution for college. Monetary donations will be collected (potentially including a 50/50 drawing) at the district seminar events. We invite you to bring a contribution to the district seminar. IACAC president, Todd Burrell (SIUE) has challenged all attending the district seminars to collect $1000 for this new scholarship. Learn more