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A Message from our President
In late spring, WACAC leadership and members attended the annual MIDWEST ACAC Conference in Dubuque, and Iowa was a fabulous host. We gathered with colleagues from Minnesota, Iowa, and the Dakotas and had a great time reconnecting with our peers from surrounding states. Conference attendees met for our annual WACAC meeting, where we reviewed the health of our organization, reflected on its robust history, and welcomed what will be another successful and busy year.
I am truly honored to serve you as the new president as we carry forward our mission. We were also proud to honor members who earned the following awards:
- Admission Professional of the Year, Sarah Blake, Cardinal Stritch
- Counseling Professional of the Year, Annette Cleary, Marquette High School
- Rising Star, Robin Hamilton, Beloit College
In June, the Board met for our annual summer meeting and this year we focused specifically on strategic planning. The 2012-13 WACAC Executive Board, whose hard work and dedication will help realize this strategic vision, includes:
- President, Adele C. Brumfield
- President-Elect, Ken Anselment
- Past-President and Chief Delegate, Brooke Konopacki
- Secretary, Therese Helein
- Treasurer, Nick Spaeth
- NACAC Assembly Delegate, Emmy Stoecklein
- NACAC Assembly Delegate, Ruth Herrle
Meeting other members of the WACAC community, and staying in contact, is a powerful way to expand your professional network and stay current with trends in higher education. Think of new ways outside of our annual meetings and conferences to stay engaged. Look for fellow members during fall and spring recruitment as you travel to high schools and attend college fairs. Catch up with guidance counselors and other school contacts as you pass through Wisconsin, and surrounding states, in your travels.
As our organization continues to grow, I invite you to spread the word about WACAC within your circles of influence both within and beyond Wisconsin. There is always room for new professionals from two- and four-year colleges and universities, high schools, community-based organizations, and non-profits. Together, we can continue to help young people throughout Wisconsin find high-quality educational opportunities.
Please join me in kicking off another year of success, learning and fellowship as we continue our work throughout the summer heading into fall!
Adele C. Brumfield