Admissions Staff Take Active Roles in NACAC and SACAC


Publication Date: 3/5/2009

Associate Director of Admissions, Lauren Sefton, Assistant Director of Admissions Angela Kornman and Associate Dean of Admissions Terese Buscher have assumed leadership roles in the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the regional affiliate, the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC).

Founded in 1937, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is made up of more than 11,000 professionals from around the world supporting the work of counseling and enrollment professionals as they help students make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. SACAC is the regional affiliate with about 1,600 members in nine states and the Caribbean. Rhodes is an institutional member of both organizations.

Sefton has been exhibits chair of the SACAC conference for the last two years and this year will co-chair the conference. She has also served as a faculty member of Dry Run, the annual training program for new admission counselors from the region.

NACAC awarded Kornman a travel grant to attend its 2009 Legislative Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. March 8-10. The conference will be a forum for discussing current issues in education as they relate to legislation. Also, opportunities for advocacy will arise in the form of personal meetings on Capitol Hill with Tennessee senators and representatives. Kornman is a 2006 Rhodes alumna.

A recently published report dealing with adolescent development and the stress of the admissions process was commissioned by the NACAC committee chaired by Buscher. The report, “College Choice and Adolescent Development: Psychological and Social Implications of Early Admission,” was written by Barbara Schneider of Michigan State University. Buscher has spent 25 years as an admission and college counselor helping young people in the transition from high school to college.

In addition to her years at Rhodes, Buscher spent six years as Director of College Counseling at Hutchison School in Memphis and five years as an admissions counselor at Marquette University.