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Conference 2019

May 1-3, 2019
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, IL

Future Conferences

April 22-24, 2020 – Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca, Illinois
April 21-23, 2021 – Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca, Illinois
April 27-29, 2022 – Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca, Illinois

Conference Chair

2018-2019
Amy Thompson, IACAC President-elect
York Community High School
(630) 617-2472
athompson@elmhurst205.org

Conference Event Coordinator

Donna Epton
Retired – Schaumburg High School
(847) 991-7295
drepton@gmail.com

Oversight Committee

Amy Thompson, President-elect
York Community High School
(630) 617-2472
athompson@elmhurst205.org

Patrick Walsh, President
Illinois State University
(309) 438-2191
pjwalsh2@ilstu.edu

Roberto Suarez, Past President
Homewood-Flossmoor High School
(708) 335-5617
rsuarez@hf233.org

Stephanie Szczepanski, Treasurer
Saint Louis University
(314) 977-7418
stephanie.szczepanski@slu.edu

Erin Updegraff, Treasurer-elect
DePaul University
(312) 362-8184
eupdegra@depaul.edu

Linda Haffner, Executive Assistant
IACAC
(847) 577-2953
lhaffner@iacac.org

Erin Hoover, Communication Specialist
IACAC
(630) 632-5449
ehoover@iacac.org

Branding Committee

Jim Pierson
University College Dublin
jim.pierson@ucd.ie

Christian Brown
Augustana College
christianbrown@augustana.edu

Sarah Daugherty
Bradley University
sarah@fsmail.bradley.edu

Fundraising Team

Oversees Exhibitors, Sponsorship & Advertising, Project Reach and Raffle Committees

Sylvia Hernandez
Michigan State University
(616) 322-2197
herna100@msu.edu

Rachel O’Connell
Augustana College
(630) 470-5988
racheloconnell@augustana.edu

Annabelle Vinson
University of Iowa
annabelle-vinson@uiowa.edu

Exhibitors, Sponsorship & Advertising
Brian Hodges
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
bshodges@illinois.edu

Veronica McLaughlin
Drake University
veronica.mclaughlin@drake.edu

Mike Ford
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
mford@woodlandsacademy.org

Project Reach
Betsy Stevens
University of Pittsburgh
betsy.stevens@pitt.edu

Frank DuBois
Retired – Homewood-Flossmoor High School & Lewis University
f4dubois@gmail.com

Marsha Hubbuch
Retired – Riverside-Brookfield High School
College Consultant
mhubbuch.college@gmail.com

Volunteers:
Christopher Chiakulas, Round Lake High School
David Bennett, Legal Prep Charter Academy
Courtney Klinedinst, Western Illinois University
Branden Delk, Illinois State University

Raffle
Angie Cooksy
Bradley University
acooksy@fsmail.bradley.edu

Brad Kain
Homewood-Flossmoor High School
bkain@hf233.org

Chelsea Woodward
Arizona State University
Chelsea.Woodard@asu.edu

Logistics Team

Oversees Entertainment, Evaluations & Tellers, First Timers, On-site, Program, Registration & Hospitality

Donna Epton
IACAC Event Coordinator
Retired – Schaumburg High School
(847) 991-7295
drepton@gmail.com

Megan O’Rourke
Marquette University
(414) 288-3711
megan.orourke@marquette.edu

Courtney Wallace
Augustana College
(708) 710-9288
courtneywallace@augustana.edu

Joe Freeman
Beacon Academy
(224) 999-1177
jfreeman@beaconacademychicago.org

Entertainment
Alex Salas
Florida Atlantic University
asalas8@fau.edu

Evaluations & Tellers
Cindy Kasten
Hinsdale Central High School
ckasten@hinsdale86.org

Shawn Wochner
Western Illinois University
SM-Wochner2@wiu.edu

Allen Lentino
Retired – Northwestern University
avl30@yahoo.com

Volunteers:
Carol Lee Barry, Rutgers University
Tara Brewer, Michigan Technological University
Maureen Drown, Hinsdale Central High School
Mike Dunker, Western Illinois University
Margaret Jones, Columbia College – Chicago
Gwen Kanelos, Concordia University – Chicago
April Lynch, Syracuse University
Cayla Maurer, Eastern Illinois University
Daniel Miller, Stevenson High School
Jaime Newsom, IUPUI
Nicki Peterson,  Marist High School
Michelle Rogers, Saint Louis University
Ellen Rostker, Rochelle Zell Jewish High School
Laura Schutt, Butler University

First Timers
Scott Hillman
Central Michigan University
hillm1sa@cmich.edu

Volunteers:
Amanda DeSimon, Northern Illinois University
Bridget LeMaire, Northern Illinois University
Brittany Wereminski, Northern Illinois University
Carly Wesolowski, University of Illinois at Springfield
Jaime Newsom, IUPUI
Kathryn Hankamp, St. Norbert College
Katie Russell, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Kenya Taylor, The University of Arizona
M. Faye Ikner, Purdue University Northwest
Mary Ward, Purdue University
Maureen Drown, Hinsdale Central High School
Patrick Proctor, Resurrection University
Shannon Parker, Columbia College
Steph Horgan, Northern Illinois University
Theresa Harris, Adtalem
Daniel Miller, Adlai E Stevenson High School
Cayla Maurer, Eastern Illinois University
Brian Schutte, Parkland College
Jessica Avila-Cuevas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tricia Lothschutz, University of Dayton
Faith Haley, Rockford University
Sharon Yu, Marquette University
Rosa Reiber, Marquette University
April Lynch, Syracuse University
Brian Hodges, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Traci Flowers, Loyola Academy
Tony Minestra, Loyola Academy
Sanober Kanjee, Victoria Soto High School
Chelsea Woodard, Arizona State University
Julie Nelson, Xavier University
Natalie Rubino, Glenbard West High School
Christian Brown, Augustana College
Ziggy Blackwell, Illinois College
Kelsey Callahan, Loras College
Kylie Mussay, University of St. Francis
Robert Olivieri, University of Maryland
Omar Solomon, Eastern Illinois University
Kelly Dutmers, Saint Viator High School
Eric Ruiz, University of St. Francis
Joel Johnson, University of Oregon

On-Site
Mike Melinder
University of Iowa
mike-melinder@uiowa.edu

Kara Dollaske
York Community High School
kdollaske@elmhurst205.org

Aston Karner
Illinois State University
askarne@ilstu.edu

Program
Chris Stevens
Lewis University
stevench@lewisu.edu

Kathryn Hankamp
St. Norbert College
kathryn.hankamp@snc.edu

Gretchen Snape
Chicago Christian High School
gsnape@swchristian.org

Registration & Hospitality
Linda Haffner
IACAC
(800) 829-0176
lhaffner@iacac.org

Kathy Major
Joliet Catholic Academy
kmajor@jca-online.org

Luke Kerber
Aurora University
lkerber@aurora.edu

Volunteers:
Carol Lee Barry, Rutgers University
Maddie Corder, Naperville Central High School
Brigid Crawford, Northern Illinois University
Denise Dalton, Lemont Township High School
Amanda DeSimon, Northern Illinois University
Mike Dunker, Western Illinois University
Grant Egan, Marquette University
Carly Floyd, Illinois Wesleyan University
Faith Haley, Rockford University
Theresa Harris, Adtalem
M. Faye Ikner, Purdue University Northwest
Margaret Jones, Columbia College Chicago
Prince Kwakye, University for Development Studies
April Lynch, Syracuse University
Daniel Miller, Adlai E Stevenson High School
Jaime Newsom, IUPUI
Cristin Prince, Danville Area Community College
Rejeannda Robinson, Concordia University
Michelle Rogers, Saint Louis University
Ellen J Rostker, Rochelle Zell Jewish High School
Michelle Rust, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Laura Schutt, Butler University
Brittany Wereminski, NIU
Amy Wesley, Benet Academy
Carly Wesolowski, University of Illinois Springfield
Theresa Wright, Benet Academy

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