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Motivation for Everyone

  • July 31, 2019

Kathy Facenda Sallie Mae My daily work at Sallie Mae allows me to interact with college, university and high school staff who are truly motivated to help students realize their dream of higher education. Periodically, I have the opportunity to…

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Camp College is turning 10!

  • January 31, 2019

Joel Johnson, University of Oregon With the help of NACAC’s Imagine Grant and a dedicated group of volunteers, IACAC’s Camp College was brought to life ten years ago. A proud staple among IACAC’s annual programs and events, Camp College provides…

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The Impact of Volunteering at Motivate Me

  • July 16, 2018

By Diana Mantey Nonresident Admissions Counselor University of Wisconsin-Parkside Palmer Hall at Dominican University was the place to be on Saturday, June 2nd, as about 80 eager high school students gathered to take part in the annual Motivate Me conference…

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IACAC Motivate Me 2017

Motivate All!

  • June 26, 2017

By Melissa Ramirez Illinois Wesleyan University As an admissions counselor in my second year at Illinois Wesleyan, I spend a lot of time – even some beautiful Saturday mornings - working on my perfect travel schedule composed of high school…

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My Journey to CAP

  • January 20, 2017

By Brady Martinson North Park University My start in college awareness and preparation began in 2010, when I moved to Chicago and joined the undergraduate admissions team at North Park University. The majority of my territory was made up of high…

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IACAC Camp College 2016

Camp College 2016: Small Gestures Lead to Great Impact

  • October 3, 2016

By Christian Brown University of Tennessee Two years ago I became a Chicago area regional representative. While I had previous experience recruiting with another university based in Tennessee, I had never done any out-of-state recruiting. As a new regional employee…

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Looking on to the Future

  • June 24, 2016

By James Fisher, University of Illinois at Chicago The 2016 Motivate Me conference was the first year that included both male and female attendees, previous years’ events being geared toward young men. From the first interactions on the bus, 2016…

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