Awards

Nominations

TACAC offers our members an opportunity to nominate candidates for TACAC officer positions and awards.  Nomination forms are due to the TACAC Past-President by early spring at least 2 months prior to the state conference.

Founders' Award

Established in 1986 by the TACAC Executive Board, the Founders’ Award recognizes members whose contributions to the Association and the profession are “above and beyond the call of duty” and exemplary of exceptional talent and devotion to students. These awards are designated as “Founders’ Awards” in honor and recognition of the charter members of the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling.

2016  Megan Greene
2015 – Jeff Pilchiek
2014 – Mickey Saloma & Courtney Skerritt
2013  Tamara Siler
2012 – Jeff Fuller
2010 – Myra Gonzalez, Hope Young
2009 – Ray Brown, Tom Oliver
2008 – Christine Bowman, Justin Doty
2007 – Beverly Henry Wheeler
2006 – Jennifer Ehlers
2005 – Susan Epps
2004 – Stephanie Anderson, Debra Craig, Nan Davis, Hank Ewert, Barbara Merkle, Ron Moss, Lynn Slaughter, Carol Lemmon
2003 – Jay Evans
2002 – Nancy Fomby
2001 – Gary Engelgau, Mike Rossman
2000 – Nancy Boyd, John Lind
1999 – Dick Stabell
1998 – Myra Tenholder, Fernando Yarrito
1997 – Roy Balter, Earlene French
1990 – Rhea Wolfram
1988 – Walter Bowen, Johnnie Spies

 

Honorary Lifetime Members

Enacted in 1987, the status of Honorary Lifetime Membership was established by the Executive Board to recognize inspired leadership and extraordinary service to students in the college admission process.

2016 – Nan Davis
2015 – Sarah Mabry, Johnny Walker
2014 – Susan Epps
2013 – Jennifer Ehlers, Barbara Merkle, Anne Naman, Mike Rossman
2012 – Peggy Johnson
2011 – Major Glenn Burnside
2010 – Cindy Graves, Bruce Walker
2009 – Debra Craig
2008 – Jay Evans, Lynn Slaughter
2007 – Pam Burris, Myrna Tenholder
2006 – Pat Clipp
2005 – Nancy Boyd, Gale Woods
2004 – John Lind, Dick Stabell, Carol Young
2002 – Earlene French
2001 – Sandra Ware
1999 – Toody Byrd
1997 – David Adams, Roy Balter, W Jean Lockhart
1991 – Michael Barron, Johnnie Spies, Mary P Vaughan
1990 – Anne Kennedy
1988 – Alberta “Doodie” Meyer

 

Friends of TACAC

Honors individuals or organizations who make significant contributions to TACAC or our mission.  These awards could be used to recognize non-members or associate non-voting members for their donated services, monetary contributions, legislative support or other contributions which foster the growth of TACAC.

2016 – Carole Machol-Atler
2014 – Bambi McCullough 
2013 – Tina Leh
2011  ACT, Inc.
2010 – Pamela Chambers, Region XX
2009 – Austin ISD
2008 – The College Board Southwestern Region
2006 – Matthew Brown
2005 – Shay Harman
2004 - Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation & The College Board
2003 – Dick Hendee, LoanStar Student Loans

 

William W. Fleming Award

On April 21, 1996, the Executive Board inaugurated an annual award to recognize an individual who has achieved unquestioned excellence in counseling young people in the transition from high school to college. The award honors a TACAC member who has served students at least 10 years and who has been assessed by colleagues as meeting high standards of honesty, decency and commitment to a good match between student and college. The award is named in honor of William W. Fleming, who served at TACAC’s first Public Service Chair and remained a loyal TACAC member throughout his career. Most important, he always cared about helping young people find a good college match.

2016 – Eric Heineman
2015 – Ann Marano
2014 – Charlotte Knepp 
2013 – Nancy Fomby, Michael Heintze
2012 – Sheredian Vickers, Paul Weaver
2011 – Sherry Sunderman, Charlotte Winklemann
2010 – Peggy Johnson
2009 – Julie Rollins
2008 – Djuana Young
2007 – Shirley Raby
2006 – Janis Green
2005 – John Walker
2004 – Carol Lemmon
2003 – Cindy Graves
2002 – Carol Young
2001 – Debra Craig
2000 – Hank Ewert
1999 – Barbara Parks
1998 – Diane Dilworth
1997 – Susan Epps

 

Rising Star Award

This award, created by the Executive Board in 2000, honors individuals who have five years or less experience with TACAC but who have given outstanding service to the organization.

2016 – Tony Sarda
2015 – Wintress James
2014 – Nicholas Howell, Elizabeth Jones
2013 – Kenneth Bordelon
2012 – Christian Backstrom Pitman, Marie Bigham
2011 – Demetra Durham, Clark Mitchell
2010 – Jeff Mayo, Mary Randers
2009 – Michael Marshall, Steven Scales
2008 – Lisa Clay
2007 – Ismael Rodriguez
2006 – Stephanie Bierman, Thomas Sneed
2005 – Victoria Herrera, Jennifer Sullivan
2004 – Diana McAfee, Kevin Richardson
2003 – Brian Taylor, Hope Young
2002 – Cara Presley, Dawnelle Prince
2001 – Myra Gonzalez, Kedra Ishop
2000 – Tracee Carcasson, Jeff Fuller