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Welcome, College Representatives!

The Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling (GPACAC) looks forward to seeing you this Spring! Join us for our annual College Fairs in Kansas and Oklahoma.
Tulsa Fair
     6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
     Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Jenks High School
205 E B St, Jenks OK 74037
Coordinator: Megan Zorch, [email protected]

     Wichita Fair
     6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
     Wednesday, April 3, 2019
     Wichita Collegiate School
     1221 N. Webb Rd., Wichita, KS 67206
Coordinator: Annette Shamas, [email protected]

Overland Park Fair
      6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
     Thursday, April 4, 2019
     Blue Valley Recreation Center at Hilltop
      7720 W 143rd St, Overland Park, KS 66223
Coordinator: Tara Lebar, [email protected]

1 College Fair - $200 Member / $250 Non-Member
2 College Fairs - $400 Member / $450 Non-Member 
3 College Fairs - $450 Member / $500 Non-Member 
1 College Fair - $250 Member / $300 Non-Member
2 College Fairs - $450 Member / $500 Non-Member 
3 College Fairs - $500 Member / $575 Non-Member 
Online registration preferred by Friday, March 29, 2019.
Registrations received after this date will be based on space availability.
Online: Paypal or Credit Card (VISA, Mastercard, Discover) 
By check to:  GPACAC | College Fairs  P.O. Box 9274 Shawnee Mission, KS  66201
Before registering, please view our GPACAC Regional College Fair Regulations.

If your institution requires additional information prior to supplying payment, please contact GPACAC Executive Assistant, Debbie Kremers at [email protected]. Registration is open to all post-secondary educational institutions and post-secondary education associated departments.  Refunds will not be available for institutions canceling within 2 weeks of a given college fair. 

GPACAC Presidents:

2016-2017 - Karen Chen, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
2015-2016 - Tara Lebar, Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park, KS
2014-2015 - Stephanie Gardner, Choctaw Nation/Shane Stover, University of Nebrasks-Kearny, NE
2013-2014 - Shane Stover, University of Nebraska-Kearny, NE
2012-2013:  Tom Hult, Blue Valley Southwest High School, Overland Park, KS
2011-2012Michelle Lockhart, Oklahoma City University/Ann Herbener, Papillion-LaVista High School
2010-2011 - Ann Herbener, Papillion-LaVista High School, NE
2009-2010 - Debi Hudson, St. Teresa's Academy, MO
2008-2009 - Barb Adkins, University of Tulsa, OK
2007-2008 - David Burge, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE

2006-2007 - Mary Catherine Newman, Rockhurst High School, MO
2005-2006 - Eileen Kenney, Oklahoma State University
2004-2005 - Cathy Andrus, Omaha South High School, NE
2003-2004 - Loralee Stevens, Johnson County Community College, KS
2002-2003 - Maureen Lawler, Bishop Kelley High School, OK
2001-2002 - Linc Morris, University of Nebraska-Omaha, NE
2000-2001 - Kristin Vaughn, Holland Hall, OK

1999-2000 - Brenda Hicks, Southwestern College, KS
1998-1999 - Laura Prather, Pittsburg State University, KS
1997-1998 - Kathy Housh, Jenks High School
, OK
1996-1997 - Terry Babbitt, University of Oklahoma

1995-1996 - Lisa Oliver, Cascia Hall
School, OK

1994-1995 - John Haynes, Baker University, KS
1993-1994 - Anna Milligan, Holland Hall School, OK
1992-1993 - Greg Moore, Washburn University, KS
1991-1992 - Wayne Fowler, Millard North High School, NE
1990-1991 - Glenn Lygrisse, Wichita State University, KS
1989-1990 - Kathryn Simon, Brownell-Talbot High School, NE

1988-1989 - John Flemming, University of Nebraska-Omaha, NE
1987-1988 - Lori Adams, University of Tulsa, OK




Rising Star Award – Awarded to a professional with no more than 5 years of experience who has made significant contributions to the organization, has demonstrated a commitment to professionalism, and shows GPACAC/NACAC leadership potential.

Distinguished Service Award – Awarded to an individual who has provided outstanding service to students, to the admission and counseling profession, and to the goals of the organization.

Burge Spirit Award – Awarded to a member whose enthusiasm and creativity have been an inspiration and contributes to the camaraderie of the association. This award originated in 2010 in honor of GPACAC Past-President David Burge.

GPACAC Annual Award Recipients:

Distinguished Service Award Tom Hult  Blue Valley Southwest High School, KS
Burge Spirit Award (Kansas) Amanda Booth Newman University, KS
Burge Spirit Award (Oklahoma) Morgan Brammer University of Oklahoma, OK
Rising Star (Kansas) Georgia Drewes Newman University
Rising Star (Oklahoma) Lyndsay Schoenhals  Oklahoma State University
Distinguished Service      Ronda Cooper     Holland Hall, Oklahoma
Burge Spirit Award (Kansas)  Elisha Satterfield Wichita State University                  
Burge Spirit Award (Oklahoma) Trey Moore University of Oklahoma
Burge Spirit Award (Nebraska) Carmen Hippen Millard West High School
Rising Star Award  Tristen Black                   University of Oklahoma
Distinguished Service Barb Bruns St. Thomas Aquinas High School
Burge Spirit Award           Shane Stover University of Nebraska-Omaha
Rising Star (Nebraska)            Abby Freeman University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Rising Star (Nebraska)         Kayla Tupper University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Rising Star (Kansas)  Quinn Bowman Newman University
Distinguished Service Ann Herbener Papillion-La Vista High School
Burge Spirit Award Tara Lebar Blue Valley West High School
Rising Star (Nebraska) Jason Rose  University of Nebraska - Omaha
Rising Star (Oklahoma) Sabrina Wood Morrison Public School
Distinguished Service Vicki Schaeffer University of Oklahoma
Burge Spirit Award Lisa Clay Casady School
Rising Star Susie Dumond University of Tulsa
Distinguished Service Barbara Adkins University of Tulsa
Burge Spirit Award Paul Max Regis University
Rising Star (Oklahoma) Meghan Neels University of Tulsa
Rising Star (Nebraska) Brad Green University of Nebraska - Kearney
Rising Star (Kansas) Annie Tompkins Bishop Ward High School
Distinguished Service Eileen Kenney Tulsa Community College
Burge Spirit Award Tom Hult  Blue Valley Southwest High School
Rising Star (Oklahoma) Casey Reed University of Tulsa
Rising Star (Nebraska) Lamar Womble University of Nebraska-Omaha
Rising Star (Kansas) Lacey Koester University of Kansas
Distinguished Service John Corso University of Tulsa
Burge Spirit Award Karen Chen University of Tulsa
Rising Star (Oklahoma) Carissa Cummins University of Oklahoma
Rising Star (Kansas) Genea Bruner Olathe Northwest High School
Rising Star (Nebraska) Shane Stover University of Nebraska - Kearney
Distinguished Service Debi Hudson St. Teresa's Academy, MO
Burge Spirit Award David Burge University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Rising Star (Nebraska) Matt Huber Doane College, NE
Rising Star (Kansas) Elisha Krapshaw University of Kansas
Rising Star (Oklahoma) Stephanie Hodge Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Distinguished Service Maureen Lawler Bishop Kelly High School, OK
Burge Spirit Award David Burge University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Rising Star (Nebraska) Loel Schettler Millard North High School, Omaha, NE
Rising Star (Kansas) Kathryn Shepherd Wichita State University, KS
Rising Star (Oklahoma) Karen Chen  University of Tulsa
Distinguished Service Bridget Gramling William Jewell College, MO
Rising Star (Nebraska) Heath Christiansen Peru State University, NE
Rising Star (Kansas) Washburn University Washburn, KS
Rising Star (Oklahoma) Andrew Weimer Drury University, MO
Rising Star Jen Green University of Kansas
Distinguished Service Linc Morris  University of Nebraska - Omaha
Rising Star Michelle Lockhart Avila University
Award of Special Recognition Anna Milligan Holland Hall School, OK
Rising Star (Nebraska) Micki Willis Peru State University, NE
Rising Star (Kansas) Loralee Stevens Johnson County CC, KS
Rising Star (Oklahoma) Tasha Casey Oklahoma
Distinguished Service April Hansen Washburn University, KS
Distinguished Service Paul Max Regis University, CO
Rising Star: (Nebraska) Jana Burns Nebraska
Rising Star (Kansas) Keith Elmore Blue Valley High School, KS
Rising Star (Oklahoma) Eileen Kenney Oklahoma State University, OK
Distinguished Service Kathleen Housh Jenks High School, OK
Rising Star: (Nebraska) Kyla Johnson Nebraska
Rising Star (Kansas) Jim Allen Kansas
Rising Star (Oklahoma) Chellie Cook Oklahoma


Reimbursement Policy (Please review prior to submitting Expense Reports)

Expense Reimbursement Form

Expense Report

2014 GPACAC Balance Sheet

Feb 15, 2017 GPACAC Balance Sheet

Jan-Dec 2016 GPACAC Profit and Loss 

Jan-Feb 2017 GPACAC Profit and Loss

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