John A. "Jack" Blackburn Award

Do you know someone deserving of this prestigious award?

The PCACAC Past Presidents Committee invites you to SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION for a candidate deserving of the John A. "Jack" Blackburn Award for Ethics in College Admission.  This award will be presented during PCACAC's 55th Annual Conference at the Hotel Madison on April 19-21, 2020. Nominations close on January 4, 2020.  Applications will be reviewed by the Past Presidents Committee and selections will be made by February 2020.

The Blackburn Award was established by the Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC) in 2010 to honor the late Jack Blackburn, long-time Dean of Admission at the University of Virginia. Throughout his career, Jack served as an admirable role model promoting the highest ethical standards, integrity in our profession and equity in access to higher education. This award recognizes a member of our profession who exemplifies the qualities that made Jack Blackburn revered by his peers.

Criteria used for selection are:

  • Commitment to the high ethical standards of college admission through sustained active involvement in the profession;

  • Dedication to promoting equal access to higher education for all students.

Membership in PCACAC is not a criterion for selection but special consideration will be given to professionals in the PCACAC region.  If you are not currently a member, we invite you to enjoy the benefits of membership and JOIN TODAY!

Learn more about our 55th Annual Conference at

Thank you for helping us recognize those who make a difference!


Mike Carter                
Past Presidents Committee Chair

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