NEACAC Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award recognizes an individual with no more than 5 years of membership in NEACAC, or a program that has been in existence for 5 years or less. The individual or program exemplifies excellence and dedication to serving the needs of students in the transition from high school to college. In addition, the person or program should strive to make a difference within NEACAC through their work, utilizing nontraditional approaches to traditional challenges. Rising Stars' influence often goes beyond NEACAC and could have a great impact on our profession.



The 2019 Rising Star Award was presented to Liz van Luling – Simmons University, Boston, MA. She was presented the award at the Annual Meeting & Conference at The University of Rhode Island in May 2019.


Previous Rising Star Award Recipients are listed here.