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2017-2018 Committee Chairs

Emma Adebayo
Lawrence Technological University
(248) 204-3160

Joel Johnson
Western Illinois University
(309) 298-3157

Rosie Worthen
Knox College
(309) 341-7128

Executive Board Liaison

Student and Family Outreach Council Team
Brian Hodges, Council Team Director
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(217) 300-3018


CAP’s collective mission is to provide opportunities for college awareness and preparation in addition to FAFSA completion initiatives.

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. Its work focuses on improving student, family and community awareness of the wide range of college selection and admission processes. The committee will make service and outreach to nontraditional, under-served and underrepresented populations as a particular emphasis of its work. CAP is a cooperative effort of IACAC, the Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (ILASFAA), the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) and select lending institutions.


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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
Motivate Me 2016
Motivate Me 2016
Motivate Me 2016
Motivate Me 2016
Motivate Me 2016
Motivate Me 2016
Motivate Me 2016
Motivate Me 2016

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
Camp College 2016 1500
Camp College 2016
Camp College
Camp College 2014 1000
Camp College 2014 At Knox College
Camp College 2014 At Western Illinois University
Camp College
IACAC Camp College 2012
Camp College
Camp College 2010 At Bradley University
Camp College 2014 Learn 560

Committee Members

Jessica Avila-Cuevas, Millikin University
Gudadalupe Bautista, North Park University
Yaneth Bello, University of Chicago
Ziggy Blackwell, Illinois College
Marcia Boyd, Governors State University
Rachel Brewster, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Christian Brown, The University of Tennessee
Reuben Burnley, Dominican University
Andy Corbin, Bradley University
Mark Crawley, Governors State University
Caris Daily, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Mike Dessimoz, Illinois College Access Network
James Fisher, University of Illinois at Chicago
Rejeannda Hicks, University of Maryland
Chester Hood, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Marsha Hubbuch, Independent Counselor
M. Faye Ikner, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Jalena Jones, Thornwood High School
Zoe Kudla, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Rosy Lugo, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Jesus Magana, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Brady Martinson, North Park University
Sarah McLean, Northern Michigan University
Elisabet Miramontes, University of St. Francis
Luis Narvaez, Chicago Public Schools
Amanda Noascono, North Park University
Jennifer Peckenpaugh, Graduate Intern-Argo High School
April Ponte, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Melissa Ramirez, Illinois Wesleyan University
Omar Solomon, Eastern Illinois University
Tony Torres, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Josephine West, Ohio State University
Sydni Williams, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Cerra Wilson, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Chelsea Woodard, Arizona State University
Rosie Worthen, Knox College
Kelvin Yarrington, Governors State University

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