A Message from our President

Super Conference 2017 has concluded and our 1900+ attendees have made their way back home.  It was an incredible sight to see so many reunions occur at registration, at exhibitor tables and in session rooms. There was a definite buzz in the Marriott Rivercenter.  Texas ACAC had over 850 members attend conference, our largest yet!

At our lunch business meeting, we werae able to announce our newly elected board members and recognize a few of our members who have contributed to the organization. Congrats, Rising Star Rob Mooring, Founders' Award recipient Heath Einstein, William Fleming Award for Counseling Excellence recipient James Jones, Friend of TACAC recipient San Antonio Express-News, and Honorary Lifetime Award recipients Ray Brown and Michael Heintze. Congrats, Mickey Saloma, President-Elect; Tom Becker, College/University Delegate; Tony Sarda, College/University Delegate; and Demetra Durham, Secondary Delegate. I look forward to working with our entire board in the upcoming year.

Our annual raffle raised over $4000 for the Anne Naman Fund which supports our members in participating in professional development opportunities at the affiliate and national level.  The grant application is in its final stages and will be posted soon. I challenge each member to contribute $20 to the Anne Naman Fund as we move forward to permanently endow the fund.

I want to encourage our members to answer the call for volunteers when it is sent out in May and to attend our Leadership Development Institute in June at San Jacinto College-Central.  The excellent programming TACAC offers is not possible without our member volunteers. Visit our committee page to determine where your strengths can help our members and our association provide quality professional development.

I look forward to serving as your president in the upcoming year.

Angelica Melendez, South San Antonio High School