Professional Development

Committee Members

Mary Beth Petrie: Co-Chair, Lawrence University

Justin Stigler: Co-Chair, UW Oshkosh

Nick Spaeth: Co-Chair, Brookfield Academy

Christine Voice, Professional Development Workshops, Kohler HS

Julie Castagna, Professional Development Workshops, St. Mary's Central HS

Lindsay Barbeau, NCI, Marquette University

Kyle Wallace, NCI, Marquette University

Dustin Thill, NCI, St. Norbert College

Annette Cleary, Awards, Marquette University HS

Shannon LaLuzerne, College Seminar Tour, Marian University

Current Projects

Conference Planning Committee

      • The Conference Planning Committee Coordinates our WACAC Spring Conference and serves on the planning committee for the MIDWEST Conference.  These conferences occur on an altering basis each year.  

New Counselor Institute 

      • The New Counselor Institute Committee coordinates a 3 day institute annually that welcomes and introduces new professionals to the world of admissions. 

College Seminar Tour

      • The College Seminar Tour Committee works with staff at Marian University to coordinate a week long bus trip where high school counselors have the opportunity to explore colleges and universities throughout Wisconsin and surrounding states. 

Professional Development Workshops

      • The Professional Development Workshops Committee provides programming for admission and school counselors for professional development, typically covering current trends or changes within the world of higher education.

WACAC Mentorship Program

      • The WACAC Mentorship Program is designed to bring together new and experienced members of the counseling profession.  Through mentee/mentor pairings, members are able to make connections that provide support, foster professional growth and development, and encourage the sharing of ideas.

Professional Awards

      • The Professional Awards Committee celebrates the great work of admissions and high school counseling professionals, recognized annually at our spring conference.  


Interested in joining the committee?

Complete the WACAC Volunteer Form and find various job descriptions here.

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