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2018-2019 Committee Chairs

Emma Adebayo
Lawrence Technological University

Joel A. Johnson
University of Oregon

Rosie Worthen
Knox College

Executive Board Liaison

Student and Family Outreach Council Team
Angie Cooksy, NACAC Delegate Director – Post-secondary
Bradley University
(262) 891-3691



The mission of the College Awareness and Preparation (CAP) Committee is to provide the students and families of Illinois with practical, timely, and accurate information on the college process. The committee’s work will focus on increasing awareness of college options and accessibility through early outreach, academic preparation, and firsthand knowledge of the college search, application, and enrollment processes.  The CAP Committee will make service and outreach to underserved and underrepresented populations an emphasis of its work.


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Motivate Me is a one-day conference designed to inform, inspire, motivate and empower students from Chicago area high schools. Students engage with college counseling and higher education professionals whose goal is to strengthen the students’ focus toward the future – specifically successful completion of high school and pursuit and completion of higher education. More information about Motivate Me

IACAC Motivate Me Conference
IACAC Motivate Me 2017

Camp College provides rising seniors the unique opportunity to learn about the college search and application process firsthand from college admission professionals and high school counselors. Participants will learn about navigating a college fair, essay writing, identifying college fit/match, financial aid, and many more topics. In addition, students visit multiple colleges/universities and experience living, eating, and playing on a college campus. More information about Camp College

IACAC Camp College
IACAC Camp College 2017

Committee Members

Breigha Adeyemo, Illinois Institute of Technology
Will Barefield, DePaul University
Guadalupe Bautista, North Park University
Megan Bernard, Kairos College Success Consulting
Rachel Brewster, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Christian Brown, University of Tennessee
Reuben Burnley, Dominican University
Caris Daily, Illinois College
Mike Dessimoz, Illinois College Access Network
James Fisher, University of Illinois at Chicago
Brian Hodges, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chester Hood, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
M. Faye Ikner, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Aimee Kackley, Ombudsman West High School
Zoe Kudla, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Diana Mantey, University of Wisconsin – Parkside
Sarah McLean, Northern Michigan University
Robert Olivieri, University of Maryland
Melissa Ramirez, Illinois Wesleyan University
Daniel Schwenk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kenya Taylor, University of Arizona
Tony Torres, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Julio Trujillo, MacMurray College
Reshma Valiyapurayil, Northeastern Illinois University
Cerra Wilson, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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