NJACAC AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN
NJACAC is accepting online nominations for the following awards through March 1, 2023:
- Admissions Representative of the Year
- School Counselor of the Year
- The Robert Biunno-George Lynes Award
- NJACAC Special Services Award
- Rising Professional Award
- Retiring Members Award
- Friend of NJACAC Award
Below is more information about each award. Nomination forms can be found on the NJACAC Awards page. You can also nominate for more than one award or more than one person per award.
*Honorees will be announced at the annual conference in the spring.
*Nominees and those submitting nominations must be current paid members of NACAC.
NJACAC Admissions Representative of the Year
This award recognizes an Admission Counseling professional who exemplifies excellence and dedication to serving the needs of students in the transition from high school to college and/or the transition to another college/university. This representative should have exhibited sustained service in the college admissions field by providing exceptional support to students and peers, service to the Association or service to state, national or allied associations. Both the person nominating, and the candidate must be members of NJACAC in good standing. In the nomination, please include the candidate’s impact on the association or membership and demonstrated innovation and initiative.
NJACAC School Counselor of the Year
This award recognizes a School Counselor who exemplifies excellence and dedication to serving the needs of students in the transition from high school to college. This counselor should have exhibited sustained service in the college admissions field by providing exceptional support to students and peers, service to the Association or service to state, national or allied associations. Both the person nominating and the candidate must be members of NJACAC in good standing. In the nomination, please include the candidate’s impact on the association or membership, and demonstrated innovation and initiative.
The Biunno-Lynes Award (for Outstanding Commitment & Service)
The Biunno-Lynes Award is the highest recognition NJACAC can bestow upon an executive board member (present or past) and recognizes one’s loyalty, dedication, and extraordinary service to NJACAC. Past recipients have contributed greatly to the organization over the course of many years, having been elected to the Presidential cycle and other Executive Board positions, serving as active Chairs and/or members on standing Committees, and volunteering for multiple NJACAC-led programs and events. The Award is named in memory of Robert Biunno (1927-1976) and George Lynes (1937-2015), two prominent admission professionals who helped shape the profession and the growth of NJACAC.
Special Services Award
Given to an individual who has made exemplary contributions to NJACAC and the admission counseling profession over the course of the past academic fiscal year, recipients of this award are active participants on the Executive Board, leaders of standing committees, and/or participants in professional development activities through workshops and annual conferences. In previous years, recipients of this award have coordinated the annual Bus Tour program, planned the New Jersey National College Fair, and made other significant contributions to the affiliate.
Rising Professional Award
This award recognizes admission counseling professionals and NJACAC members new to the profession who exemplify excellence and dedication to serving the needs of students in the transition from high school to college. Further, the award encourages honorees to continue their professional development through active participation in NJACAC activities and programs.
Retiring Member Award
Given to members who are retiring this calendar or school year, the Retiring Member Award recognizes the members’ significant contributions to NJACAC during their careers in college admission counseling as high school counselors, college admission officers or independent consultants.
Friend of NJACAC Award
Conferred occasionally, the Friend of NJACAC Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding support of, and have been advocates for, the goals and objectives of the Association. Nominees for this award may be non-NJACAC affiliated college admission counseling professionals, as well as business, political, educational or community leaders whose contributions to our professional endeavors warrant special notice.
Please consider nominating one or more members!
Awards Committee Chair
How do I access an award nomination form for NJACAC School Counselor of the Year?
You can do so on this page: