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IACAC Conference Committee 2017

Conference 2017

April 26-28, 2017
The Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca

Conference 2018

April 25-27, 2018
The Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca

2016-2017 Conference Chair

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

Conference Event Coordinator

Donna Epton, Retired
(847) 991-7295
drepton@gmail.com

Communications and Social Media

Emma Adebayo
Lawrence Technological University
(773) 370-7312
eadebayo@ltu.edu

Ryan Downey
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(618) 650-3705
rydowne@siue.edu

Mike Melinder
The University of Iowa
(630) 408-2827
mike-melinder@uiowa.edu

Entertainment

Sparkle Hunt
Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program
(312) 477-7527
hunt@goldenapple.org

Robert Olivieri
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(773) 799-8207
roolivi@siue.edu

Shawn Wochner
College of DuPage
(630) 942-2397
wochners@cod.edu

Jessica Avila-Cuevas, Millikin University
Sarah Goldman, Albion College
Jessica King, Bradley University
LeShay Mathis, Southeast Missouri State University
Ashley Wolfe, Western Illinois University

Evaluations

Kelli Allen
Iowa State University
(515) 291-0120
kallen@iastate.edu

Wallace Holder
Grand Valley State University
(616) 350-3953
holderw@gvsu.edu

Kim Wiley
Deerfield High School
(224) 632-3061
kwiley@dist113.org

Luis Alarcon, Eastern Illinois University
John Baima, William Fremd High School
Nate Bargar, University of Cincinnati
Amy Belstra, Libertyville High School
Diane Bourn, Prospect High School
Melissa Byram, Nazareth Academy
Heather Chase, Miami University
Megan Connolly, Westmont High School
Caris Daily, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Sarah Daugherty, Bradley University
Nancy Davis, John Hersey High School
Kara Dollaske, York Community High School
Heather Ecklund, Warren Township High School
Haley Fischer, Loras College
Mike Ford, Woodlands Academy
Kathy Fox, Buffalo Grove High School
Zak George, DePauw University
Dan Gin, Niles West High School
Allegra Giulietti-Schmitt, Niles North High School
Amy Hauenstein, Central Michigan University
Brian Hendricks, Carmel Catholic High School
Erin Hoover, Augustana College
Gwen Kanelos, Concordia Unviersity
John Klasen, Glenbrook South High School
John Korntheuer, Concordia Unviersity
Renee Koziol, Plainfield North High School
Carl Krause, Lake Zurich High School
April Lynch, Western Michigan University
Eric Melton, Schaumburg High School
Brandon Meyer, Monmouth College
LeeAnn Meyer, VanderCook College of Music
Dan Miller, Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Kate Moody, Barrington High School
Kim Myers, Marist High School
Luis Narvaez, Chicago Public Schools
Julie Nelson, Xavier University
Shannon O’Brien, Palatine High School
Nicki Peterson, Marist High School
Natalie Rubino, Glanbard West High School
Stacey Schlaud, West Leyden High School
Olujimi Sode, Missouri State University
Sue Speulda, Illinois Math and Science Academy
Shaun Sweet, Chicago Public Schools
Amy Thompson, York Community High School
Christy Weiss, Christy Weiss Educational Consulting
Keegan White, Western Michigan University
Sydni Williams, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mary Witherspoon, Ball State University
Shawn Wochner, College of DuPage
Robert Yerkan, Rolling Meadows High School
Larissa Zelisko, Westmont High School

Exhibitors, Sponsorship, Advertising

Alison Crowley
Northerm Michigan University
(630) 462-1297
alcrowle@nmu.edu

Sarah Goldman
Albion College
(517) 630-1066
sgoldman@albion.edu

Brian Hodges
University of Illinois at Springfield
(217) 206-7292
bshodges@uis.edu

First Timers

Traci Flowers
Loyola Academy
(847) 920-2703
tflowers@loy.org

Tony Minestra
Loyola Academy
(847) 920-2539
aminestra@loy.org

Kenya Taylor
The University of Arizona
(773) 849-3450
kenyataylor@email.arizona.edu

Jessica   Avila-Cuevas, Millikin University
Amy Belstra, Libertyville High School
Ziggy Blackwell, Illinois College
Diane Bourn, Prospect High School
Liz   Boyna, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Rachel  Brewster, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Todd Burrell, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Angie  Cooksy, Bradley University
Patrick Correia-Harker, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Caris Daily, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Haley Fischer, Loras College
Mike Ford, Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
Zachary George, DePauw University
Aliza Gilbert, Highland Park High School
Allegra Giulietti-Schmitt, Niles North High School
Sarah  Goldman, Albion College
Omar Gonzalez, Ferris State University
Kristen Graf, Notre Dame High School
Sylvia Hernandez, Michigan State University
Rejeannda  Hicks, University of Maryland
Faye Ikner, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Joel Johnson, Western Illinois University
Myra   Kaufman, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Renee Koziol, Plainfield North High School
Carl  Krause, Lake Zurich High School
Steve Landgraf, Michigan State University
Stephanie  Levenson, Elmhurst College
April Lynch, Western Michigan University
Stephanie Maksymiu, Maine South High School
Leshay Mathis, Southeast Missouri State University
Mike Melinder, The University of Iowa
Kristine Michel, Northland College
Dan Miller, Adlai E Stevenson High School
Lianne Musser, Lyons Township High School
Julie Nelson, Xavier University
Rachel  O’Connell, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Robert Olivieri, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Rosa Reiber, Concordia University Chicago
Natalie Rubino, Glenbard West High School
Eric  Ruiz, University of St. Francis
Stacey Schlaud, West Leyden High School
Alyssa Shetley, Southeast Missouri State University
Omar  Solomon, Eastern Illinois University
Chaun Sweet, Chicago Public Schools
Amy Thompson, York Community High School
Courtney Wallace, Augustana College
Robert Walton, Syracuse University
Christy  Weiss, Christy Weiss Educational Consulting
Josephine West, The Ohio State University
Benjamin Wetherbee, Lake Forest Academy
Keegan White, Western Michigan University
Lisa Winker, Indiana State University

On-Site

George Kazlusky
Retired
(815) 341-3009
kaz.sue@comcast.net

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

Jennifer Sloan
Cornell College
(319) 432-9423
jsloan@cornellcollege.edu

Angie Cooksy, Bradley University
Sarah Goldman, Albion College
Kari Hein, Hinsdale Central High School
Erin Hoover, Augustana College
Brandon Meyer, Monmouth College
Rachel O’Connell, Missouri S&T
Robert Olivieri, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Eric Ruiz, University of St. Francis
Chaun Sweet, Chicago Public School
Lisa Winker, Indiana State University
Ashley Wolfe, Western Illinois University

Program

Frank DuBois
Retired
(708) 606-8531
f4dubois@gmail.com

Sheila Schechinger
The University of Iowa
(319) 335-1566
sheila-schechinger@uiowa.edu

Chris Stevens
Lewis University
(815) 836-5920
stevench@lewisu.edu

Stephanie Szczepanski
Saint Louis University
(872) 241-9400
sszczep1@slu.edu

Kelly Dutmers, St. Viator High School
Manuel French, Chicago Public School
Zachary George, DePauw University
Renee Koziol, Plainfield North High School
Christopher Merle, Lincoln Park High School
Rebecca Popelka, DePaul University

Project Reach

Jeremiah Harris
Homewood-Flossmoor High School
(708) 335-5621
jharris@hf233.org

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

Rachel O'Connell
Missouri University of Science and Technology
(815) 236-3256
oconnellra@mst.edu

Raffle

Liz Boyna
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
(630) 605-5806
etboyna@uwm.edu

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

Josephine West
The Ohio State University
(630) 408-0260
west.804@osu.edu

Angie Cooksy, Bradley University
Caris Daily, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
James Fisher, University of Illinois at Chicago
Bethany Floyd, The University of Alabama
Travis Hattan, O’Fallon Township High School
Renee Koziol, Plainfield North High School
Julie Nelson, Xavier University
Dave Shafron, Niles North High School
Chaun Sweet, Chicago Public Schools
Sydni Williams, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Benita Wynn, Tribeca Flashpoint College

Registration & Hospitality

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

Laura Schutt
Butler University
(773) 754-0799
lschutt@butler.edu

Annabelle Vinson
The University of Iowa
(319) 335-1566
annabelle-vinson@uiowa.edu

Beth Arey, Evanston Township High School
Jeremy Baldwin, Huntley High School
Carol Lee Barry, Rutgers University
Michele Brown, Oakton Community College
Heather Chase, Miami University
Angie Cooksy, Bradley University
Caris Daily, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Sarah Daugherty, Bradley University
Nancy Davis, John Hersey High School
Kara Dollaske, York Community High School
Katie Doucette, Marquette University
Mike Dunker, Western Illinois University
Rob Engleman, Hinsdale Central High School, Retired
Kathy Faber, Glenbard East High School, Retired
Mike Ford, Woodlands Academy
Kathy Fox, Buffalo Grove High School
Zachary George, DePauw University
Sarah Goldman, Albion College
Rejeannda Hicks-Robinson, University of Maryland
Brian Hodges, University of Illinois- Springfield
Wallace Holder, Grand Valley State University
Kathy Homberg, Glenbard South High School, Retired
Erin Hoover, Augustana College
Joel Johnson, Western Illinois University
Brenda Jones, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
BC Juettner, Schaumburg High School, Retired
George Kazlusky, Hoffman Estates High School, Retired
Jessica King, Bradley University
Renee Koziol, Plainfield North High School
Carl Krause, Lake Zurich High School
April Lynch, Western Michigan University
Kathy Major, Joliet Catholic Academy
Teri Manderino, Downers Grove North High School
Teri Marshall, Hinsdale Central High School
Kathy McSherry, Eastern Illinois University
LeeAnn Meyer, VanderCook College of Music
Brandon Meyer, Monmouth College
Kylie Mussay, University of St. Francis
Julie Nelson, Xavier University
Rachel O’Connell, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Stacy Ramsey, Illinois State University
Sheila Schechinger, University of Iowa
Alyssa Shetley, Southeast Missouri State University
Nancy Stires, James B. Conant High School,, Retired
Courtney Wallace, Augustana College
Lisa Winker, Indiana State University

Tellers

Carol Lee Barry
Rutgers University
(847) 651-5649
carollee1957@sbcglobal.net

Cindy Kasten
Hinsdale Central High School
(630) 570-8261
ckasten@hinsdale86.org

Renee Koziol
Plainfield North High School
(815) 254-6171
rkoziol@psd202.org

Pat Cannon, Highland Park High School, Retired
Patrick Correia-Harker, University of Wisconsin – Platteville
Sandie Gilbert, Highland Park High School, Retired
Dan Gin, Niles West High School
Sylvia Hernander, Michigan State University
Erin Hoover, Augustana College
Gwen Kanelos, Concordia University Chicago
April Lynch, Western Michigan University
Eric Melton, Schaumburg High School
Lianne Musser, Lyons Township High School
Kim Myers, Marist High School
Julie Nelson, Xavier University
Jennifer Paar Gross, University of Denver
Nicole Peterson, Marist High School
Stacy Ramsey, Illinois State University
Chaun Sweet, Chicago Public Schools

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