Member News and Notes

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Our members are movers and shakers. From landing new jobs to earning well-deserved awards, NACAC members were busy in the third quarter of 2019.

See who was honored by the association at this year’s national conference and keep reading to learn about the accomplishments of other NACAC members.

Awards and Honors

Maria T. Correa, director of college and career advising at the Caribbean School (PR), was among those honored through the College Board’s 2019 Counselor Recognition Program. Recipients are selected based on their work expanding college readiness and access for students.

Kay Rothman, director of college counseling at the New York City Lab School, was recognized through the Teachers Who Make a Difference program. The honor is connected to The New York Times College Scholarship Program.  One of Rothman’s students—Melanie Earle—was selected for a Times’ scholarship in spring 2019. Earle named Rothman as an educator who had helped her achieve her goals. Both Earle and Rothman were honored at a special dinner and Rothman was awarded $3,000. She used the money to create the Melanie Grace Earle Library in honor of her student’s love of comics and graphic novels.

Members on the Move

Jamiere Abney has been promoted to associate dean of admission and coordinator of outreach for opportunity & inclusion at Colgate University (NY). He previously served as the university’s senior assistant dean of admission and coordinator of outreach for opportunity & inclusion.

Christopher Chiakulas is now a postsecondary counselor at John Hersey High School (IL). He previously served as a college and career counselor at Round Lake High School (IL).

Trent Gilbert is now vice president for enrollment management at Birmingham-Southern College (AL). He previously served as vice president for enrollment management and communications at Monmouth College (IL).

James Miller is now director of undergraduate admissions at Seattle University (WA). He previously served as the director of admissions at the University of Washington Bothell.

Jennifer Rohan Beros has been promoted to associate head of school/academic dean/director of college counseling at University School (OH). She previously served as the school’s director of college counseling/senior class dean.

Traci Flowers is now a postsecondary counselor at Deerfield High School (IL). She previously served as a college counselor at Loyola Academy (IL).

 

Hot Off the Presses

Joyce Slayton Mitchell, a US college admissions educator based in China, recently released WHO IS THIS KID? COLLEGES WANT TO KNOW! Writing Exercises for Winning Applications.

Nina Berler, a college counselor with unCommon Apps (NJ) and The Hudson School (NJ), recently released Mastering the College Interview and Supplementing the College Supplement.

Dana Martin, a college advisor with Mastery Schools (PA), recently released Creatively Closing the Gap: Unconventional Ways to Find Money for College.

Did you land a new job? Receive an award? Publish a book? Let NACAC know what you’ve been up to by filling out our survey. Member updates will be published quarterly. The survey should be used to report accomplishments from the fourth quarter (Oct. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019). You must be a current member in good standing with NACAC to have your news featured.

Admitted writer/editor Mary Stegmeir welcomes additional comments and story ideas at mstegmeir@nacacnet.org.

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