Business Meeting Agenda

Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling |Annual Membership Meeting | via Zoom | Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Call to Order

Approval of Minutes from 10/5 Membership Meeting

President's Report

Dawn Michel

Dawn Michel

Dawn Michel

Committee Reports

Treasurer 
Government Relations
Regional College Fairs
Inclusion, Access, & Success
Professional Development

Membership 
Communications
Bus Tour
Secondary School Outreach
Technology

Meredith Buschmann

Peggy FitzGibbon

Michelle Luraschi and Andrew Laue

Amber Mitchell and Monica Nickolai

Darren Meeker

Shelley Gerringer and Mary Giunta

Samantha Thomas

Jennifer Tanner

Melissa Millington and Chad Sisk

Mark Nothum

Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship

Inclusion, Access, & Success Committee

New Business

Elections

Awards

Charlie Hungerford

Dawn Michel

Closing Remarks and Passing the Gavel

New Presidential Remarks

Meeting Adjournment

Dawn Michel

Teresa Erker Bont

Teresa Erker Bont

Past Award Recipients

 

2019
President’s Service Recognition Award

Peggy FitzGibbon, Visitation Academy
Drew Griffin, University of Central Missouri
Peggy Clinton Memorial Service Award

Diane Drilling, Drury University
Rising Star Award

Crystal Everett, Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley
Phillicia Hampton, Raytown High School

Jessen Miller, Missouri State University
Gwen Tohill-Macam, Marian University-Indianapolis


2018
President’s Service Recognition Award

Todd Burell, Southern University Illinois-Edwardsville
Karen Verstraste, Webster Groves High School
Peggy Clinton Memorial Service Award

Mary Alice Hennessy, St. Joeseph’s Academy
Rising Star Award

Ashley Beck, University of Kentucky
Kennedy Tipton, Missouri College Advising Corps

2017
President’s Service Recognition Award

Joann Elliott, MOACAC Executive Assistant
Peggy Clinton Memorial Service Award

Chuck May, University of Missouri – Columbia

Rising Star Award

Rachel Meuser, William Jewell College
 

2016
President’s Service Recognition Award

Charlie Hungerford, Southwest Baptist University
Peggy Clinton Memorial Service Award

Beth Brasel, Chaminade College Preparatory School

Rising Star Award

Katie Foley, Columbia College
 

2015
President’s Service Recognition Award

Rob Lundien, Staley High School
Peggy Clinton Memorial Service Award

Alan Byrd, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Rising Star Award

D’Angelo Taylor, Western Illinois University
Rising Star Award

Kyle Strothmann, St. Louis University

Executive Board Candidate Slate

 

commitment wasn’t an issue as Teresa had found a great fit for herself in this profession! While in Orlando, Teresa worked with working adults who wanted to go back to school and, after she and her family moved back to St. Louis a few years later, she served as Director of Admission at Maryville University. But, when she took on the role of regional representative based in St. Louis for The University of Tulsa in 2003, she knew she’d found the perfect match. She considers both St. Louis and Tulsa her home and enjoys spreading the word about the exciting things happening in Tulsa with those in the St. Louis community. Over the past 17 years, she has served on the Conference Planning Committee a few times as Programming Co-Chair, has presented multiple times over the years during MOACAC, GPACAC and MSCA conferences, and has served on the MOACAC Executive Board as Publications Co-Chair 2006-’08, as College Delegate since 2016, and as Admission Practices Chair since 2019. Teresa served on the NACAC Local Advisory Committee (2007-’10) as Co-Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2010 NACAC Conference in St. Louis. She is also an active member of STARR (St. Louis Area Regional Representatives) having served on the executive board as Membership Chair 2016-’19. In her role with The University of Tulsa, Teresa often serves on college admission panels, participates in case studies and presents during college planning workshops in St. Louis area high schools. Teresa and her husband, Jeff, have two boys: August is in his fifth year as a student at The University of Tulsa and Parker is in his first year at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Treasurer-Elect

Name

School/University

Teresa Erker Bont, who is in her 28th year in college admission, fell into the world of college admission when she was hired as an admission counselor for her alma mater, Saint Louis University, soon after her college graduation in 1991. With a B.A. in Economics, she wasn’t quite sure what she wanted to do when she grew up. So, when SLU offered Teresa her first “real” job as an admission counselor, she jumped at the chance to share her own positive college experiences with prospective families in her multi-state, traveled region. At the time of hire, SLU asked that she make at least a two- year commitment due to the high turnover rate in this profession. After working for SLU for six years with prospective freshmen, with

prospective transfers and  overseeing operations, she and her family moved to Orlando, FL for her husband’s job opportunity. Clearly the two-year commitment wasn’t an issue as Teresa had found a great fit for herself in this profession! While in Orlando, Teresa worked with working adults who wanted to go back to school and, after she and her family moved back to St. Louis a few years later, she served as Director of Admission at Maryville University. But, when she took on the role of regional representative based in St. Louis for The University of Tulsa in 2003, she knew she’d found the perfect match. She considers both St. Louis and Tulsa her home and enjoys spreading the word about the exciting things happening in Tulsa with those in the St. Louis community. Over the past 17 years, she has served on the Conference Planning Committee a few times as Programming Co-Chair, has presented multiple times over the years during MOACAC, GPACAC and MSCA conferences, and has served on the MOACAC Executive Board as Publications Co-Chair 2006-’08, as College Delegate since 2016, and as Admission Practices Chair since 2019. Teresa served on the NACAC Local Advisory Committee (2007-’10) as Co-Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2010 NACAC Conference in St. Louis. She is also an active member of STARR (St. Louis Area Regional Representatives) having served on the executive board as Membership Chair 2016-’19. In her role with The University of Tulsa, Teresa often serves on college admission panels, participates in case studies and presents during college planning workshops in St. Louis area high schools. Teresa and her husband, Jeff, have two boys: August is in his fifth year as a student at The University of

Tulsa and Parker is in his first year at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

NACAC Alternate Assembly Delegate - Secondary School

Name

School/University

Teresa Erker Bont, who is in her 28th year in college admission, fell into the world of college admission when she was hired as an admission counselor for her alma mater, Saint Louis University, soon after her college graduation in 1991. With a B.A. in Economics, she wasn’t quite sure what she wanted to do when she grew up. So, when SLU offered Teresa her first “real” job as an admission counselor, she jumped at the chance to share her own positive college experiences with prospective families in her multi-state, traveled region. At the time of hire, SLU asked that she make at least a two- year commitment due to the high turnover rate in 

this profession. After working for SLU for six years with prospective freshmen, with prospective transfers and  overseeing operations, she and her family moved to Orlando, FL for her husband’s job opportunity. Clearly the two-year commitment wasn’t an issue as Teresa had found a great fit for herself in this profession! While in Orlando, Teresa worked with working adults who wanted to go back to school and, after she and her family moved back to St. Louis a few years later, she served as Director of Admission at Maryville University. But, when she took on the role of regional representative based in St. Louis for The University of Tulsa in 2003, she knew she’d found the perfect match. She considers both St. Louis and Tulsa her home and enjoys spreading the word about the exciting things happening in Tulsa with those in the St. Louis community. Over the past 17 years, she has served on the Conference Planning Committee a few times as Programming Co-Chair, has presented multiple times over the years during MOACAC, GPACAC and MSCA conferences, and has served on the MOACAC Executive Board as Publications Co-Chair 2006-’08, as College Delegate since 2016, and as Admission Practices Chair since 2019. Teresa served on the NACAC Local Advisory Committee (2007-’10) as Co-Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2010 NACAC Conference in St. Louis. She is also an active member of STARR (St. Louis Area Regional Representatives) having served on the executive board as Membership Chair 2016-’19. In her role with The University of Tulsa, Teresa often serves on college admission panels, participates in case studies and presents during college planning workshops in St. Louis area high schools. Teresa and her husband, Jeff, have two boys: August is in his fifth year as a student at The University of Tulsa and Parker is in his first year at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Name

School/University

NACAC Alternate Assembly Delegate

Post- Secondary School

Teresa Erker Bont, who is in her 28th year in college admission, fell into the world of college admission when she was hired as an admission counselor for her alma mater, Saint Louis University, soon after her college graduation in 1991. With a B.A. in Economics, she wasn’t quite sure what she wanted to do when she grew up. So, when SLU offered Teresa her first “real” job as an admission counselor, she jumped at the chance to share her own positive college experiences with prospective families in her multi-state, traveled region. At the time of hire, SLU asked that she make at least a two- year commitment due to the high turnover rate in this profession. After working for SLU for six years with prospective freshmen, with

prospective transfers and  overseeing operations, she and her family moved to Orlando, FL for her husband’s job opportunity. Clearly the two-year commitment wasn’t an issue as Teresa had found a great fit for herself in this profession! While in Orlando, Teresa worked with working adults who wanted to go back to school and, after she and her family moved back to St. Louis a few years later, she served as Director of Admission at Maryville University. But, when she took on the role of regional representative based in St. Louis for The University of Tulsa in 2003, she knew she’d found the perfect match. She considers both St. Louis and Tulsa her home and enjoys spreading the word about the exciting things happening in Tulsa with those in the St. Louis community. Over the past 17 years, she has served on the Conference Planning Committee a few times as Programming Co-Chair, has presented multiple times over the years during MOACAC, GPACAC and MSCA conferences, and has served on the MOACAC Executive Board as Publications Co-Chair 2006-’08, as College Delegate since 2016, and as Admission Practices Chair since 2019. Teresa served on the NACAC Local Advisory Committee (2007-’10) as Co-Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2010 NACAC Conference in St. Louis. She is also an active member of STARR (St. Louis Area Regional Representatives) having served on the executive board as Membership Chair 2016-’19. In her role with The University of Tulsa, Teresa often serves on college admission panels, participates in case studies and presents during college planning workshops in St. Louis area high schools. Teresa and her husband, Jeff, have two boys: August is in his fifth year as a student at The University of

Tulsa and Parker is in his first year at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

President-Elect

Teresa Erker Bont, who is in her 28th year in college admission, fell into the world of college admission when she was hired as an admission counselor for her alma mater, Saint Louis University, soon after her college graduation in 1991. With a B.A. in Economics, she wasn’t quite sure what she wanted to do when she grew up. So, when SLU offered Teresa her first “real” job as an admission counselor, she jumped at the chance to share her own positive college experiences with prospective families in her multi-state, traveled region. At the time of hire, SLU asked that she make at least a two- year commitment due to the high turnover rate in this profession. After working for SLU for six years with prospective freshmen, with prospective transfers and  overseeing operations, she and her family moved to Orlando, FL for her husband’s job opportunity. Clearly the two-year

Name

School/University

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