November 8, 2018

  1. PCACAC in the News!
  2. Everything Conference
  3. Giving Tuesday
  4. College Fairs
  5. Other upcoming events
  6. PCACAC's e-List
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ReMEMBERing who's important...

As a volunteer organization, we value our members and want to thank each and every one of you for all that you do!  Here is some special news we'd like to share about two of our members:

  • Our hearts go out to Tom Pollard's wife, family, friends and colleagues. Tom Pollard was longtime Dean of Admissions at the University of Richmond and a recognized leader and innovator in our profession. He served as president of PCACAC from 1974-1975 and received the Association’s 1979 Richard Apperson Award. Tom's obituary was posted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on November 2, 2018.

  • Read about member Alice Robertson in the MEMBER SPOTLIGHTAlice is currently School Counselor at Chantilly High School (VA) and PCACAC's Interim Professional Development Chair.

Visit and email YOUR news to [email protected].

Everything Conference

54th Annual Conference
May 2-4, 2019
College Park Marriott | Hyattsville, MD

To provide a deeper understanding of the college process from all sides of the desk, PCACAC is looking for motivated, passionate presenters for our conference sessions.  When planning your proposal, please consider co-presenting with someone who can offer another view point on the same topic.  Read more about what we’re looking for in our CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS. Proposals will be accepted through December 7, 2018.

The PCACAC Past Presidents Committee invites you to submit your nomination for a deserving candidate for the 2019 award, to be presented during the conference. Learn more in the CALL FOR NOMINATIONSNominations will be accepted through January 4, 2019.

VOLUNTEER on the Conference Planning Committee (CPC).

Questions?  Visit, email us at [email protected] or call 434-989-7557.

YOU are why we do what we do!

Happy early November! I hope your fall travel or frantic rec-writing for early deadlines is finished.

I am writing you a quick note asking for your support. Please consider giving to PCACAC's General Fund on Giving Tuesday, November 27? Your donation does not have to be big; but, it will help us continue to offer our members incredible opportunities. Why is this important? Let me provide you three reasons you should donate:

  1. NACAC is reducing the Public School Grant. Traditionally, we have used this money to help public school counselors attend Summer Institute. This year, we will need to use some of our General Fund if we want to continue this initiative.

  2. Our General Fund has helped PCACAC send an increasing number of delegates to Richmond, Annapolis and Washington, DC to advocate for better counselor to student ratios, college counseling education for counselors, school safety and much more. In this case, the General Fund has allowed us to go beyond our initial budget.

  3. Have an idea for a new program, event or undertaking? Our General Fund has helped support many new initiatives: a case study program, public school training days, partnered advocacy with VA school counselors, a re-energized college fair at the spring conference, an inclusivity pre-conference program, counselor support grants, and much more!  Many of these initiatives began with little to no budget and the General Fund made them possible.

LEARN MORE about how you can give and manage your donations through the Givi app on Giving Tuesday (or any day). 

You can also help support the admissions community when you shop on Amazon Smile by designating PCACAC as your charitable organization.

With sincere thanks!

John (Jake) E. Talmage
PCACAC President

It's "fair" to say!

Already planning for this coming spring? Add these events to your calendar:  

CLICK HERE to add your spring 2019 fair to the list for FREE! Updates are made as fairs are submitted.

Connect with our College Fair/College Night Chair, Sanjay Mitchell, at [email protected].

Other upcoming PCACAC events...

16th Annual Summer Institute
July 14-17, 2019
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV

55th Annual Conference
April 19-21, 2020
Hotel Madison (NEW!)
Harrisonburg, VA

Host the 2020 Summer Institute

Click on this icon to visit our online calendar of events:

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