Professional Awards


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


Congratulations to the 2020 award winners!


2020 High School Counseling Professional of the Year: Kelly Schaer, College Possible

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 Kelly!


2020 Admissions Professional of the Year: Vincent Lieu, Gateway Technical 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 Vincent!


2020 Support Staff/Professional of the Year: Marina Garcia, Carroll University

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 Marina!


2020 Rising Star Award: Anna Wilks, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WACAC) & Jaime Gonzalez, Lawrence University (NACAC)

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 Anna and Jaime!


2020 Commitment to Service Award: Sharon Koenings, Brookfield Academy & Daniel Karasch, Marquette University High School

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

Congratulations Sharon and Daniel!



Past Winners


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