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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:
David Bennett, Legal Prep Charter Academy
Christopher Chiakulas, Round Lake High School
Branden Delk, Illinois State University
Kasey Evans, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carly Floyd, Illinois Wesleyan University
Greg King, Illinois Wesleyan University
Courtney Klinedinst, Western Illinois 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

Volunteers:
Sarah Daugherty, Bradley University
Beth Gulden, A.A. Stagg High School
Karrin Hawkins, Normal Community High School
Sandy Henert, Kent State University
Sylvia Hernandez, Michigan State University
Regiere Lovett, Southern Illinois Universirty Edwardsville
Nicole Rosenberg, Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Eileen Sears, Hinsdale Central High School
Brittany Tierney, Eastern Illinois University
Carly Wesolowski, University of Illinois at Springfield
Josephine West, The Ohio State University
Benita Wynn, Lincoln College

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

Volunteers:
Erica Aguilar, Eastern Illinois University
Margaret Jones, Columbia College Chicago
Meghan Kuhn, Cornell College
Cristin Prince, Danville Area Community College

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:
Kelli Allen, Iowa State University
Audrey Barrientos, Western Illinois University
Carol Lee Barry, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Amy Belstra, Libertyville High School
Tara Brewer, Michigan Technological University
Libby Burger, Missouri State University
Pat Cannon, Highland Park High School, Retired
Sarah Daugherty, Bradley University
Laura Docherty, Fenwick High School
Maureen Drown, Hinsdale Central High School
Mike Dunker, Western Illinois University
Heather Ecklund, Warren Township High School
Drew Eder, Victor J. Andrew High School
Sandie Gilbert, Highland Park High School, Retired
Daniel Gin, Niles Township West High School
Katy Gorsuch, Western Illinois University
Jennifer Gross, University of Denver
Beth Gulden, A.A. Stagg High School
Jeremy Holmes, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Margaret Jones, Columbia College Chicago
Gwen Kanelos, Concordia University Chicago
Kaz Kazlusky, Hoffman Estates High School, Retired
Carl Krause, Lake Zurich High School
Regiere Lovett, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
April Lynch, Syracuse University
Cayla Maurer, Eastern Illinois University
Daniel Miller, Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Kate Moody, Barrington High School
Kim Myers, Marist High School
Julie Nelson, Xavier University
Jaime Newsom, IUPUI
Nicki Peterson, Marist High School
Stacy Ramsey, Illinois State University
Rosa Reiber, Marquette University
Michelle Rogers, Saint Louis University
Nicole Rosenberg, Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
Ellen Rostker, Rochelle Zell Jewish High School
Natalie Rubino, Glenbard West High School
Sheila Schechinger, University of Iowa
Laura Schutt, Butler University
Eileen Sears, Hinsdale Central High School
Jennifer Sparrow, JSS College Counseling
Stephanie Szczepanski, Saint Louis University
Erin Updegraff, DePaul University
Keegan White, Lawrence University

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

Volunteers:
Erica Aguilar, Eastern Illinois University
Jessica Avila-Cuevas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ziggy Blackwell, Illinois College
Christian Brown, Augustana College
Libby Burger, Missouri State University
Kelsey Callahan, Loras College
Amanda DeSimon, Northern Illinois University
Laura Docherty, Fenwick High School
Maureen Drown, Hinsdale Central High School
Kelly Dutmers, Saint Viator High School
Traci Flowers, Loyola Academy
Sarah Goldman, Albion College
Faith Haley, Rockford University
Kathryn Hankamp, St. Norbert College
Theresa Harris, Adtalem
Brian Hodges, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Steph Horgan, Northern Illinois University
M. Faye Ikner, Purdue University Northwest
Joel Johnson, University of Oregon
Sanober Kanjee, Victoria Soto High School
Carl Krause, Lake Zurich High School
Steve Landgraf, Michigan State University
Bridget LeMaire, Northern Illinois University
Tricia Lothschutz, University of Dayton
Regiere Lovett, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
April Lynch, Syracuse University
Cayla Maurer, Eastern Illinois University
Daniel Miller, Adlai E Stevenson High School
Tony Minestra, Loyola Academy
Julie Nelson, Xavier University
Jaime Newsom, IUPUI
Robert Olivieri, University of Maryland
Patrick Proctor, Resurrection University
Rosa Reiber, Marquette University
Nicole Rosenberg, Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
Natalie Rubino, Glenbard West High School
Eric Ruiz, University of St. Francis
Andrea Rusk, Mundelein High School
Katie Russell, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Brian Schutte, Parkland College
Omar Solomon, Eastern Illinois University
Kenya Taylor, The University of Arizona
Mary Ward, Purdue University
Brittany Wereminski, Northern Illinois University
Carly Wesolowski, University of Illinois at Springfield
Chelsea Woodard, Arizona State University
Terence Young, Sacred Heart University

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

Volunteers:
Sanober Kanjee, Victoria Soto High School
Melissa King, Lexington CUSD 7
Mary Kay Smith, Parkland College
Lisa Steve, Olympia High School

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 New Brunswick
Maddie Corder, Naperville Central High School
Brigid Crawford, Northern Illinois University
Denise Dalton, Lemont Township High School
Amanda DeSimon, Northern Illinois University
Laura Docherty, Fenwick High School
Mike Dunker, Western Illinois University
Drew Eder, Victor J. Andrew High School
Grant Egan, Marquette University
Rob Engleman, Hinsdale Central High School, Retired
Sara Espinosa, Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Carly Floyd, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sarah Goldman, Albion College
Sandy Gross, Glenbard West High School, Retired
Doris Groves, Illinois State University
Faith Haley, Rockford University
Theresa Harris, Adtalem
Karrin Hawkins, Normal Community High School
Sylvia Hernandez, Michigan State University
Scott Hillman, Central Michigan University
Kathy Holmberg, Glenbard South High School, Retired
M. Faye Ikner, Purdue University Northwest
Margaret Jones, Columbia College Chicago
Bernice Juettner, Schaumburg High School, Retired
Prince Kwakye, University for development studies
Allen Lentino, Northwestern University, Retired
Evan Lorenz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Regiere Lovett, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
April Lynch, Syracuse University
Heidi Mignonne, Columbia College Chicago
Daniel Miller, Adlai E Stevenson High School
Jaime Newsom, IUPUI
Cristin Prince, Danville Area Community College
Stacy Ramsey, Illinois State University
Rejeannda Robinson, Concordia University
Michelle Rogers, Saint Louis University
Nicole Rosenberg, Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Ellen Rostker, Rochelle Zell Jewish High School
Michelle Rust, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Sue Sanders, Glenbard West High School, Retired
Sheila Schechinger, University of Iowa
Laura Schutt, Butler University
Jeanette VonHaden, Marquette University
Brittany Wereminski, Northern Illinois University
Amy Wesley, Benet Academy
Carly Wesolowski, University of Illinois at Springfield
Theresa Wright, Benet Academy

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