Patricia A. Kasowski Recognition Award Recipients

The Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling’s Recognition Award was inaugurated in 1974, to recognize long and meritorius 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.

1974 Jo Dawson
Tom Dyba
Louise Paine
1975 David Dudley
Orville Nothdurft
Margaret Perry
1976 Jack Allen
Mary Cosner
Enzo Giuntoli
1977 Jane Koten
1978 Jim Killam
1979 Roger Campbell
1980 David Lindeman
1981 Floyd Hillman
1982 Ken Reese
1983 Lois Mazzuca
1984 Michael Dessimoz Mildred Sullivan
1985 Jim Ruoti
1986 Jim Alexander
1987 Marilyn Scholl
1988 Jack Christian
1989 Robert Negronida
1990 Sam Perpitch
1991 Allen Lentino
1992  Evelyn Burdick
 1993 Patricia Kasowski
 1994 Regina Manley
 1995 Matt Flanigan
Anne Kennedy
1996 Mary Lee Hoganson
1997 Mary Hendry
1998 Marna Shapiro
1999 Susan Biemeret
2000 Lun Ye Crim Barefield
2001 Steve Adams
2002 Nancy Monken
2003 Angela Roberson
2004 Paul Cleary
2005 Gwen Kanelos
2006 George (Kaz) Kazlusky
2007 Judy Becker
2008 Ron Weimer
2009 Molly Arnold
2010 Donna Epton
2011 Bruce Scher
2012 Maryanne Kelly
2013 Frank DuBois
2014 Marsha Hubbuch
2015 Naomi Ewing
2016 Robert Murray

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. More than one award may be given each year. In 2004, the IACAC Executive Board renamed the award in honor of James A. Alexander.

1987 Bill Fischer
Larry Grant
Gwen Kanelos
David Lewis
1988 Scott Belobrajdic
Gloria Moore
Wilfredo Ortiz
Carol Rayhill
1989 Will Adams
Mary Hoelterhoff
Mike Thorp
1990 Carol Carter
Amy Hildebrand
Richard Quaintance, Jr.
1991 Mary Juraska
Greg May
Michele Murray
Lora Wey
Deb Donley
1992 Connie Bennett
Cynthia Cruz
Harry Hofer
Deborah Magee
1993 Joanne Bannon Gray
Carol Haskett
Glynis Hirsch
Ann Hurley
Lynn Strevell
1994 Kathleen Dolan
Tonya Dolski
Marsha Manwaring
William Motzer
Jennifer Paar
1995 Tony Bankston
Michael Budler
Missy Grice
Andrea Johnson
Shawn Warden
1996 Barb Levin
John Martinez
Steve Puck
Chuck Schrage
1997 Kari Christensen
Julie Ditter
Lisa Micele
Lisa Rohleder
Travis Pearson
Dean Strassburger
1998 Bernice Bloom
Boyd Bradshaw
Julie Nelson
Steve Potts
Bob Trusz
Cynthia Vasquez-Barrios
Ann Walder
Dan Weber
Julie Winterbauer
1999 Molly Arnold
David Freiberg
Kim Hollingsworth
Amy Mersinger
Brad Musgrave
Tom Shorrock
Sara Wible
2000 Jennifer Fieldman
Cynthia Hansen
Nancy Herpstreith
Cris Legner
Kim Johnson
2001 Ann Bullock
Manuel Garcia
Paul Genovese
Aida Guidice
Scott Ham
Jeff Mavros
2002 Shelley Friesz
Stephanie Hart
Patrick Hughes
Ashley Kreis
Maria McHugh
Homer Turner
2003 Jeff Crowley
Bonnie Dolson
Patrick Elliott
Erin Perez
Stephanie Smith
Theresa Wright
2004 April Bauer
Annette Braden
Kevin Byrne
Kate
Granholm
Michelle Pickett
2005 Rio Almaria
Eric Hayes
Sue Maurer
Scott
Ozaroski
Brian Pumilia
Amy Stark
Matt Trapani
2006 Julie Marlatt
Josie O’Rourke
David Shafron
Kathryn Turner Spencer
Sacha Thieme
2007 Stefanie Andrews
Chrissy Litoborski
Patrick Walsh
2008 Nate Bargar
Traci Forys
Kelly Gschwend
2009 Angel Bates
Erin Hoover
Anne Kremer
Demetrius Triplett
2010 Jennifer Volkmann
Ziggy Blackwell
Drew Eder
Joel Johnson
Nick Sanders
2011 Megan O’Rourke
Eric Ruiz
Sam Stover
2012 Jill Bures
Danielle Cargo
Shawn Wochner
2013 Kara Dollaske
Zachary George
Emily Johnson
Annabel Menifee
DJ Menifee
Natalie Rubino
2014 Jennifer Nicole Payne
Michael Ford
Lauren O’Connor
Rosa Reiber
Ali Willoughby
2015 Emma Adebayo
Sarah Goldman
Kato Gupta
Patrick Harker
2016 Brian Hodges
Renee Koziol
Dan Miller
Kenya Taylor
Erin Updegraff

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..

1999 Dottie Coppock
Rob Engleman
Marilyn Lange
Kathy McSherry
Nancy Monken
Steve Mueller
Michelle Rogers
Bruce Scher
Ron Weimer
2000 David Boyle
Boyd Bradshaw
Allen Lentino
Chris Seyer
Brian K. Smith
Carin Smith
2001 Paul Cleary
Judy Dyke
Alicia Gilmore
Marsha Hubbuch
Barb Koller
Barb Levin
2002 Kelli Allen
Mike Dessimoz
Sandie Gilbert
George “Kaz” Kazlusky
Brad Musgrave
2003 Judy Becker
Michele Darnell
Frank DuBois
Scott Ham
Patrick Hughes
Lisa Micele
Debbie Michelini
2004 Ryan Cockerill
Dale Cohen
Aliza Gilbert
Aida Guidice
Cris Legner
2005 Maryanne Kelly
Jenn Paar
Joe Prieto
Steve Puck
Cindy Rodkin
Iris Schrey
Homer Turner
2006 Michelle Birk
Michele Brown
Bonnie Dolson
Mike McGuckin
Bill Morrison
Larry Polselli
2007 Naomi Ewing
Andrew Sison
2008 Stephanie Levenson
Ron Teuber
2009 Tony Bankston
Todd Burrell
Laura Docherty
2010 Melanie Coffman
Lianne Musser
Jerry Pope
Stacey Ramsey
Amy Thompson
2011 Judy Hendricks
Julie Marlatt
Bart Sinks
Patrick Walsh
2012 Jean Burke
Allegra Giulietti-Schmitt
Roberto Suarez
Sacha Thieme
2013 Anita Carpenter
Kevin Coy
Anthony Minestra
Stephanie Szczepanski
Courtney Wallace
2014 Nate Bargar
Carol Lee Barry
Mike Melinder
Megan O’Rourke
Ellen Rostker
2015 Drew Eder
Traci Flowers
Erin Hoover
Kathy Major
Julie Nelson
Omar Solomon
Jason Swann
2016 Amy Belstra
Christopher Merle
Christine Grotzke
Luke Kerber
Paul Welsh
Robert Yerkan
Sean Warren-Crouch

IACAC Friend to College Counseling Award Recipients

The Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling’s Friend to College Counseling Award was established in 2001 to recognize an individual or organization that has made outstanding contributions to education and to the college counseling profession, particularly in Illinois.

2001 Illinois Student Assistance Commission
2003 Scholl Communications Incorporated
2005 Dan Saavedra, Betadac Media, IACAC Webmaster
2006 Illinois State University
2013 Illinois School Counselors Association
2014 Chicago Area Regional Representatives (CARR)
2015 Office of the Illinois Attorney General

Inclusion, Access and Success Service Award

This award was inaugurated in 2015, to recognize members who have been instrumental in making postsecondary educational opportunities available to historically underrepresented students.

2015 Eric Ruiz
2016 Abel Montoya