2021 IACAC Award Winners
These IACAC members were recognized for their many achievements and service to our organization this year.
Inclusion, Access and Success Service Award Recipient
This award was inaugurated in 2015, to recognize members who have been instrumental in making postsecondary educational opportunities available to historically underrepresented students.
Joe Freeman, Beacon Academy
James A. Alexander Newcomer Award Recipients
The Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling’s Newcomer Recognition Award was inaugurated in 1987, to recognize significant contributions of those members with fewer than five years’ involvement with IACAC. In 2004, the IACAC Executive Board renamed the award in honor of James A. Alexander.
Meghan Chrum, ISAC
Sue Fowler, West Aurora High School
Diana Mondragon, Dundee-Crown High School
Molly K. Arnold President’s Service Recognition Award Recipients
The Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling’s President’s Service Recognition Award was inaugurated in 1999, to recognize members with more than five years’ service who have provided strong and consistent leadership to IACAC. More than one award may be given each year. In 2010, the IACAC Executive Board renamed the award in honor of Molly K. Arnold.
Kristin Smigielski, Parkland College
Lisa Winker, Indiana State University
Evan Wilson, Illinois College
Eric Ruiz, University of St. Francis
Patricia A. Kasowski Recognition Award
The Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling’s Recognition Award was inaugurated in 1974, to recognize long and meritorious service to our profession, the rendering of service to our association, the demonstration of leadership and, finally, service with distinction. In 1997, the IACAC Executive Board renamed the award in memory of Patricia A. Kasowski.
Given that the Kasowski award is IACAC’s “lifetime achievement award,” we felt we couldn’t honor an award winner in the way they would deserve last year or this year so we will announce three Kasowski awards at the 2022 Conference.
Congratulations to these members and thank you for your incredible service to IACAC!