Professional Awards


WACAC recognizes those in our respective fields who go above and beyond the call of duty.


Congratulations to the 2022 award winners!


2022 High School Counseling Professional of the Year: Andre Douglas, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee

The High School Counseling Professional of the Year honors high school employees that exemplify excellence and dedication to serving the needs of students in the transition from high school to college. 

Congratulations Andre!


2022 Admissions Professional of the Year: Maribeth Franken, St. Norbert College

The Admissions Professional of the Year honors college/university admission professionals who exemplify excellence and dedication to serving the needs of students in the transition from high school to college.

Congratulations Maribeth!


2022 Support Staff/Professional of the Year: Laurie Pipgras, Washburn Middle and High School

The Support Staff/Professional of the year honors college/university or high school professionals who exemplify excellence and dedication to serving the needs of students and the work to be done.

Congratulations Laurie!


2022 Rising Star Award: Erika Baca, Cardinal Stritch University

The Rising Star award honors college/university or high school professionals who exemplify excellence and dedication in their first five years in the admissions/counseling profession.

Congratulations Erika!


2022 Commitment to Service Award: Bill Barbeau, Whitefish Bay High School

The Commitment to Service award honors college/university or high school professionals who exemplify excellence and dedication throughout a lifetime.  

Congratulations Bill!



Past Winners


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