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2017 Conference Schedule and Special Events (schedule subject to change

Sunday, April 2
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm            Registration for early arrivals
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm            GPACAC College Fair at the University of Tulsa
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm            GPACAC Executive Board Meeting (closed meeting)
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm            Dine Around - Social for Sunday night!                                          
                                          Small group dinners at a variety of restaurants in the area.

Monday, April 3
7:30 am – 9:00 am            Continental Breakfast
7:30 am – 9:00 am            Registration Open and Exhibitor Set-Up
8:00 am – 9:00 am            First Timers Breakfast and Information Session
8:30 am - 9:00 am             Middle Management Session (pre-registration required)
9:00 am – 10:15 am          Welcome and Keynote Speaker                                                                   
10:30 am – 11:15 am        Session 1
11:15 am – 12:00 pm        Exhibitor Time and break (light snacks and beverages)
11:45 am – 12:30 pm        Session 2
12:40 pm – 1:40 pm          Lunch, Awards and NACAC Speaker
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm            Session 3
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm            Break or Set-up for High School Counselor College Fair (for colleges
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm             Business Meeting
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm            High School Counselor College Fair (for high school counselors)
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm            Round Table "Hot Topic" Discussion Groups 
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm            Exhibitor Time and Conference Happy Hour
6:15 pm – 8:00 pm            Dinner 
8:00 pm – Midnight            Social
 
 
Tuesday, April 4
7:30 am – 9:00 am            Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 9 am                  ACCEPT meeting (stop by Continental Breakfast first)
8:00 am – 10:15 am          Exhibitors Open
9:15 am – 10:00 am          Session 4
10:15 am – 11:00 am        Session 5
11:00 am – 11:30 am        Closing session (prize giveaway)
 

GPACAC Paul Max Service Scholarship


The 2020 Paul Max Service Scholarship awards one scholarship to a student in the Great Plains each year. The scholarship amount is $1,000. The award is intended to help pay for tuition, housing, fees and/or books. Scholarship recipients will be notified of the decision by mid-April. This scholarship is a one-time award and will be mailed to your post-secondary educational institution of choice.  


Students must meet all the following scholarship requirements listed below:

  • Be a May/June 2020 high school graduate
  • Attend high school/home school in Nebraska, Kansas, or Oklahoma
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 and above (or equivalent)
  • Have completed a minimum of 100 community service hours from freshman year to date of application

To apply for the 2020 scholarship:

  • Complete the 2020 application form
  • Answer the essay question below (500 word maximum)

Essay Topic

Describe a specific community service experience. How did the experience affect you? How did it impact your leadership?

Paul Max Service Scholarship Application


The scholarship application is now open and will close on February 15, 2020.  

 
 

GPACAC Student Scholarship 

GPACAC awards up to three scholarships to students in the Great Plains each year. The scholarship amount ranges from $500 to $1,000 per student. The award is intended to help pay for tuition, housing, fees and/or books. Scholarship recipients will be notified of the decision by mid-April. This scholarship is a one-time award and will be mailed to your post-secondary educational institution of choice.  

Students must meet all the following scholarship requirements listed below:

  • Be a May/June 2020 high school graduate
  • Attend high school/home school in Nebraska, Kansas, or Oklahoma
  • ACT Composite score of 21 or higher (or SAT equivalent)
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • Complete the application form
  • Submit the essay (500 word maximum)

Essay Topic:

Tell us three things that are important to you. How will these things remain important to you through college and beyond? 

GPACAC Student Scholarship Application


The scholarship application is now open and will close on February 15, 2020.  

 
 

GPACAC Summer Newsletter

GPACAC
May 15, 2013
Greetings from the GPACAC Executive Committee

 

Hello,

 

We have wrapped up a wonderful year full of college fairs, conferences, and most importantly guiding students through the college search process. Included in this newsletter you will find a sampling of the fabulous presentations that occurred during the annual GPACAC Conference, held April 7-9 in Overland Park, KS.

 

The board would also like to take this time to thank the outgoing Executve Committee members and welcome the new members to the committee. Along with welcoming our new committee members, we'd like to welcome all of our new GPACAC members and member institutions. And last, but certainly not least a huge shout out goes to Karen Chen and Lisa Clay for their SUPERHERO effort on putting together a conference that was out of this world,

 

This year has certainly been filled with Great People and Great Power of the Great Plains!

 

Sincerely,

Your GPACAC Executive Committee

    
Great People, Great Power, Great Plains
GPACAC Conference 2013 - Recap

The Superheroes of the 2013 Annual GPACAC Conference, "Great People. Great Power. Great Plains."  had an exhilaratingly fun and educational time!  We had the largest registration for a single conference since 2008 so thank you for everyone's support!  Please make sure to "like" us on Facebook under GPACAC to get some fun and silly photos from our conference and to learn about the latest updates.  Read More

Great People, Great Power, Great Plains
 
 
2013 GPACAC Conference
Session Sampling
  
Cick Here to read a sampling of sessions from the 2013 conference.
 
GPACAC COLLEGE FAIRS
Spring 2013 Recap
  

Parents and students from the greater Kansas City Metro area, South Central Kansas and the greater Tulsa Metro area came to 3 separate GPACAC College Fairs to explore numerous college options. The college admission representatives at each fair were extremely impressed with the quality of students they had the opportunity to visit with during the evening's college fair.  Read More

 
Book Review
Academically Adrift by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa
 

How much are students actually learning in contemporary higher education?  The answer for many undergraduates we have concluded, is not much. (p 34).  In a day and age when higher education is being asked for great accountability as to the impact schools are having on students, two researchers have focused one measure that can be applied across institutions that measures core outcomes. Read More 

 

 
GPACAC Leadership
Executive Board, Officers and Coordinators
  
To contact leadership and get involved in the Midwest's finest organization for admission and counseling professionals CLICK HERE.

GPACAC is one of the 23 affiliates of the
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). 
The Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling © 2009
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