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Blackburn Award Nominations Close
Monday, January 07, 2019, 8:00 AM EDT
Category: Awards & Grants

The PCACAC Past Presidents Committee invites you to SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION for a deserving candidate for the John A. "Jack" Blackburn Award for Ethics in College Admission.  This award will be presented during PCACAC's 54th Annual Conference at the College Park Marriott in Hyattsville, MD on May 2-4, 2019.   Nominations close on January 7, 2019 and will be reviewed by the Past Presidents Committee after that date.  You will be notified prior to the conference if your candidate is selected.

The Blackburn Award was established by the Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC) in 2010 to honor the late Jack Blackburn, long-time Dean of Admission at the University of Virginia. Throughout his career, Jack served as an admirable role model promoting the highest ethical standards, integrity in our profession and equity in access to higher education. This award recognizes a member of our profession who exemplifies the qualities that made Jack Blackburn revered by his peers.

Criteria used for selection are:

  • Commitment to the high ethical standards of college admission through sustained active involvement in the profession;
  • Dedication to promoting equal access to higher education for all students.

Membership in PCACAC is not a criterion for selection but consideration will be given to professionals in the PCACAC region.  If you are not currently a member, we invite you to enjoy the benefits of membership and JOIN TODAY!

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Thank you for helping us recognize those who make a difference!


Mike Carter                
Past Presidents Committee Chair

Questions?  We’re happy to help…

Past Presidents Chair:  Mike Carter, [email protected]
PCACAC office:  Rhonda Douthit, Executive Assistant & Site Director, [email protected], 434-989-7557