AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Each year, INACAC recognizes outstanding members for their dedication to the field and the students we serve. Nominations are facilitated by the immediate Past-President and are conferred upon chosen recipients during the Annual Conference.
INACAC is now accepting nominations for several awards to recognize outstanding members for their dedication to the field and the students we serve. Additionally, there is one (1) executive board position available for the 2023 through 2026 cycle. Visit our Awards and Nominations webpage to learn more about award/position selection criteria, review past award recipients, and/or nominate a peer or colleague. Each respective award and its criteria can also be found below:
Nominations for 2023 are now closed.
Awards are conferred upon chosen recipients during the INACAC Annual Conference.
2023 - AWARDED TO :
TAYLOR DOOLEY, IUPUI
EBONY GILBERT, McCUTCHEON HIGH SCHOOL
Presented to an individual who has encouraged and supported underrepresented and underserved students in their transition from high school to college. Award winners must be nominated by peers and a member of INACAC. Members of the Inclusion, Access, & Success Committee will determine the award winner after reviewing all nominations.
The recipient of the award will also receive a $250 monetary stipend, which was sponsored by the family of Leticia. Presentation is made at our Annual Conference.
2022 - Lade Akande, University High School
2021 - Alyssa Luna, IUPUI
2020 - Lauren Mixon, Indiana University
2019 - Karen Bush, College Board
2018 - Tara Evans, Franklin College
2017 – Catisha Toney, Gary Lighthouse Academy
2016 – Jon Riester, Hanover College
2015 – Claudia Suarez, Purdue University
2013 – Charles Haynes, Ball State University
2012 – Beth Petrie, Lawrence University
2011 – Shenita Piper, Earlham College
2010 – Ivan Hernandez, Ivy Tech Comm. College
2009 – Joy Borden, Crispus Attucks Medical
2008 – Brenda Bassi, University of Indianapolis
2007 – Dexter Jordan, Rose-Hulman Inst.of Tech.
2006 – Kimberly Stewart-Brinson, IUPUI
2005 – Mona Bowe, Saint Mary’s College
2004 – Velma Wade, Ivy Tech Comm. College
2003 – Walter Blake, Wabash College
2002 – Larry Gonzalez, Indiana University
2001 – Janet Huck, Emmerich Manual High School
2000 – Carolyn Upshaw, Lawrence North High School
1999 – Roger Baylock, Purdue University
1998 – David Davis, Ball State University
1997 – Leticia Campodonico, Ivy Tech Comm. College
2023 - AWARDED TO JA'NIAH DOWNING, PURDUE UNIVERSITY
Given annually to a member who has distinguished himself or herself by exemplary service to students in their search for post-secondary education. Dorothy Cheesman Award winners must have a minimum of five years of significant INACAC membership experience as a committee member, a committee chairperson, or an officer in INACAC or NACAC.
Award winners must be nominated by peers. Members of the INACAC Nominating Committee, chaired by the INACAC Past-President, will determine the award winner after reviewing all nominations.
2022 - Brandy Candler, Ivy Tech Community College
2020 - Johanna Hess, Chesterton High School
2019 - Jim Goecker, Rose-Hulman
2018 - Kathy Pivonka, Cathedral High School
2017 – Susie Bremen, North Central High School
2016 – Pam Price, Center Grove High School
2015 – Terry Knaus, Indiana University
2013 – Mitch Warren, Purdue University
2012 – Bart Harvey, Valparaiso University
2011 – Earl Macam, Chatham Hall
2010 – Lana Klene, Lawrence North High School
2009 – Nancy Herndon, Hamilton S. E. HS
2008 – Ron Wilks, University of Indianapolis
2007 – Mike Donohue, IUPUI
2006 – Chuck Howard, Rose-Hulman Inst.of Tech.
2005 – James Stradling, West Central High School
2004 – Joyce Heckman, Columbus East HS
2003 – Mary Pat Nolan, St. Mary’s College
2002 – Mark Weigand, University of Indianapolis
2001 – Jack Tonk, William Wirt High School
2000 – Bill Murray, Purdue University
1999 – Marge Laycock, North Central High School
1998 – Bob Birchfield, University of Indianapolis
1997 - Scott Gillies, ICPAC
1996 – Mary Ellen Anderson, Indiana University
1995 – Herb Fairfield, Indiana University
1994 - Judy Blough, Danville High School
1993 – Marilyn Deering, Broad Ripple High School
1992 – Paul East, Jasper High School
2022 - AWARDED TO PAM NIXON, LAWRENCE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
Given to a member who has distinguished himself or herself by exemplary service to the Indiana Affiliate. INACAC Service Award winners must have a minimum of 10 years of significant membership experience as a committee member, a committee chairperson, or an officer in INACAC or NACAC. Award winners must be nominated by peers. Members of the INACAC Nominating Committee, chaired by the INACAC Past-President, will determine the award winner after reviewing all nominations.
2022 - Ange Huffman, Purdue University
2020 - Lindsey Speer, Ball State University
2019 - Jim Fadely, Brebeuf High School
2018 - Nancy Herndon, Hamilton Southeastern HS
2017 - Lisa Norton, Rose-Hulman
2016 - Brandy Candler, Ivy Tech
2015 - Cindy Parshall, Earlham College
2013 - Jack Tonk, William Wirt High School
2023 - AWARDED TO TY GARRICKEN, BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
Honors individuals that exemplify excellence in and dedication to serving the needs of students in the transition from high school to college. Nominees must have less than 5 years of experience in admissions/guidance and be involved within INACAC.
2022 - Dalton Coers, Ball State University
2020 - Kelly Iler, Valparaiso University
2019 - James Crowley, Purdue University
2018 - Khala Granville, IU-Bloomington
2017 - Michael Lipphardt, Indianapolis Lighthouse Academy
2016 - Kelly Meyer, Rose-Hulman
2015 - Jasmine Rodriguez, University of Indianapolis
2013 - Will Patch, Manchester University
2012 - Lindsay Gross, Fishers High School