Committees

ADMISSION PRACTICES

The Admission Practices committee helps educate MOACAC members regarding best practices in college admission counseling.

Chair

Teresa Erker Bont
University of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK
[email protected]
314-566-8568


ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Works on planning the annual Spring conference.  Subcommittees include:  Evaluations, Exhibitors/Sponsors, First-Timers, Hospitality, On-Site, Programming, Publications/Publicity, Registration, Special Events.

Co-Chairs

Alicia Saitta
Missouri State University
[email protected]
402-765-8975

Jill Brock
Liberty North High School
[email protected]
816-736-5516


GOVERNANCE & NOMINATING

Chaired by the Immediate Past President.  The committee will follow By-Laws language to present a slate of candidates for President-Elect and Treasurer-Elect to be presented for vote to the General Membership at the annual Spring conference.  If applicable, a slate of candidates for NACAC Delegate (Secondary and/or Post-Secondary) will be presented for vote to the General Membership at the annual Spring conference.  Finally, this committee will handle the nominations and awarding of the MOACAC Rising Star Awards and the Peggy Clinton Memorial Service Award (with approval by the President).

Chair

Earl Macam
MICDS
314-995-7307

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Follows legislative action in Missouri and on the national level that affects access and transition issues.  This committee coordinates the Legislative Forum in Jefferson City each year and keeps the membership informed about important legislative initiatives.

Chair

Peggy Fitzgibbon
Visitation Academy
[email protected] 
314-625-9140


INCLUSION, ACCESS, AND SUCCESS

Deals with programs in regard to equal educational access; maintains a communications network with organizations whose goals and objectives are to promote higher education for populations who are under-represented in the college ranks.

Co-Chairs

Adrian Liddell
Lindenwood University
[email protected]
636-949-4313

Amber Mitchell
Ritenour High School
[email protected]

Monica Nickolai
Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience
St. Louis, MO
[email protected]


MEMBERSHIP

Coordinates annual membership drive; maintains official membership records; assists NACAC promotion in Missouri.

Co-Chairs

Alicia Hollis
Winnetonka High School
[email protected]
816-321-6912


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Coordinates and assists in the development and presentation of professional growth activities for MOACAC members.  Coordinates the summer “Tools of the Trade” institute, the CUBE Conferences, the Support Staff Drive-In, the Counselor Bus Tours, and numerous other activities.

Co-Chairs

Erin Stein
Notre Dame de Sion School
[email protected]
816-942-3282 x1109

Gwen Tohill-Macam
Marian University-Indianapolis
[email protected]
317-389-7279


NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIRS

Organizes and directs the total operation of the St. Louis and Kansas City National College Fairs, in cooperation with NACAC.

St. Louis Co-Chairs

Beth Brasel
Crossroads College Prep
[email protected]
314-367-8085

Alyssa Wedding
Saint Louis University
[email protected]
314-977-3423

Kansas City Chair

Angie Sharp
Park Hill South HS
[email protected]
816-359-6570


TECHNOLOGY

Maintains MOACAC website; creates and organizes online registrations for MOACAC membership and events. Assists other committees in data retrieval from website and MOACAC membership.

Chair

Mark Nothum
Saint Louis University
[email protected]
314-977-7134


 COMMUNICATIONS

Strengthen MOACAC’s visibility, recognition, and appreciation through purposeful promotion and outreach by way of careful oversight of the association’s brand and identity. Publishes the MOACAC newsletter which is the primary vehicle for communication within the organization; solicits information from the constituency of high school and college counselors as well as from the Executive Board for publications.

Chair

Ivy Hartman
Rockwood Summit High School
[email protected]
636-891-6838


REGIONAL COLLEGE FAIRS

Plans and oversees the College Day/Night schedule in collaboration with the Missouri School/College Relations Commission.

Co-Chairs

Jamie Staggs
The University of Memphis
[email protected]
901-808-4870

Michelle Luraschi
Pattonville High School
[email protected]
314-213-8051 x8067


BUS TOUR (SHOW-ME TOUR & MOACAC COUNSELOR BUS TOUR)

Plans and oversees the summer time Bus Tours – Show-Me Bus Tour (runs in odd-numbered years) & MOACAC Counselor Bus Tour (runs in even-numbered years).

Chair

Jennifer Tanner
Saint Louis University
[email protected] 
816-214-8591


SECONDARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR OUTREACH & MISSOURI SCHOOL COUNSELORS ASSOCIATION (MSCA) LIAISON

Allows the efficient communication between MOACAC and MSCA while reinforcing the strengths shared by both organizations in serving students pursuing higher education.

Chair

Melissa Millington (appointed MSCA Liaison)
Willard High School
[email protected]
417-742-2860


MOACAC EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Joann Elliott
[email protected] 
314-602-2126