PCACAC 59th Annual Conference

Welcome! The Conference Planning team and PCACAC leadership are excited to welcome you to Norfolk, VA , April 14 - 16, 2024!
Registration is open!


59th Annual Conference Prospectus

“Norfolk, Virginia is a city on the water, but never watered down. Built on character, by characters, we’re a melting pot of people, cultures, and ideas."
Learn more about Norfolk, VA 

We encourage you to register and take part in an exciting conference where we will continue to chart the future of college admissions together. Expect great sessions and enriching conversations for all PCACAC Members. 

Below you will find registration details, information about conference scholarships (coming soon!), and Exhibitor and Sponsor information. The Hilton Norfolk The Main hotel looks forward to hosting our group and promises exceptional service and accommodations. Register today!

At any time if you have questions, please reach out to [email protected].
Conference Planning Chair, Damian Garcia (MD)
Conference Planning Vice Chair, Julia Hixson (VA

Conference Planning Committee:

  • Wendy Ayala - Collegiate Directions (MD)
  • Charlain Bailey -Community Bridges (MD), Professional Development Committee Co-Chair
  • Tomika Brown - ECMC (VA)
  • DeMarcus Fitz - Radford University (VA)
  • Federico Glitman - The George Washington University (DC)
  • Chris Gothard - James Madison University (VA)
  • Mary Hunter Hardison - Nansemond-Suffolk Academy (VA)
  • Denine House - College Bound Foundation (MD)
  • Brittany Howell - Barrie School (MD)
  • Joh’nita Johnson - Horton’s Kids (DC)
  • Kasey Lillard - Radford University (VA)
  • Shamek Robinson - College Advising Corps
  • Erin Sheehan - Strivescan
  • Jill Shimek - Indiana University (IN)
  • Mark Summerside - University of Iowa (IA)
  • Shamelle Yemofio - Bishop McNamara High School (MD)
  • Daniel Zawacki - Towson University (MD), Professional Development Committee Co-Chair

Volunteers are Needed!

The Conference Planning and the Inclusion, Access, and Success Committees are planning two initiatives around the spring 2024 PCACAC Conference and your help is needed! We are pulling together planning teams to support both. If you are interested, please email Calvin Wise. More information about the initiatives is below:

  • Coming Together Conference: April 14, 2024
    Following up on the success of last year, Coming Together is a diversity, equity, inclusion, and access oriented pre-conference. Volunteers are needed to support the logistics, promotion, and session planning.
  • Student/Family Pre-conference Outreach Event
    We hope to host a workshop for Norfolk area students and families! Volunteers are needed to help with logistics, promotion, and session planning.






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