As the national association for professionals involved in concurrent enrollment partnerships, NACEP was founded to provide a national forum for members to engage in professional development and collegial support. There are many ways you can get involved with NACEP, including:
- Present at a regional or national conference
- Get involved in a state chapter
- Volunteer to help out at a regional or national conference
- Write a blog entry
- Help with a webinar
- Join a committee
NACEP’s volunteer committees include:
NACEP Accreditation Commission
As an accreditation peer reviewer you will conduct an extensive review of a program's accreditation application. Must have experience working with NACEP-accredited concurrent enrollment partnerships; working knowledge of NACEP standards, their intent, and application; and an understanding of the benefits of standards-based concurrent enrollment for all programs. Reviewers also must be affiliated with an institution that houses a NACEP-accredited program. Three peer reviewers are needed for each application. Training and support are provided.
Time commitment: Approximately 15 hours per application.
Chair: Victoria Zeppelin (607) 844-8222
Members: Deanna Jessup, Indiana University; Christina Parish, Syracuse University; Jeffrey Murphy, Northeast Iowa Community College; Katie Bucci, Broome Community College; Bretton DeLaria, St. Louis Community College; Chelsie Rauh, Idaho State University; Karen Landry, Everett Community College; Robie Cornelious, High School Mathematics, Jacksonville, FL
The Communications Committee generates ideas for NACEP's communications including the blog, webinars, ideas to pitch to the media and more. Members may write and edit materials from time to time as well. The members also develop criteria for the marketing contest for the National Conference and judge the entries.
Chair: Christine Denecker University of Findlay, (419) 434-6661
Members: Stacy Edds-Ellis, Owensboro Community & Technical College; Chris Persons, Kern High School District; Frank Romanelli, The University of Rhode Island; Tracy Steenholdt, Lee College
Governmental Relations Committee
Committee members monitor state and/or federal legislation and policy in areas affecting NACEP and concurrent enrollment programs. NACEP supports policy that promotes quality concurrent enrollment opportunities, placing them on equal footing with other accelerated learning options.
Chair: Paul Watson Pennsylvania College of Technology, (570) 326-3761
Members: Aimee Arreygue, California State University - Long Beach; Melissa Biegert, Austin Community College; Marla Edge, Oregon Institute of Technology; Glenn Wood, Plainfield Community Consolidated School District
National Conference Planning Committee
Committee members help plan the theme of the National Conference, develop tracks, review all proposals and select the presentations that will be in the conference. They also suggest keynote speakers.
Chair: Patrick Cannon Indiana University, (219) 877-8496
Members: Tonie Badillo, El Paso Community College; Gretchen Brunner, Willamette Education Service District; Suela Cela, Dawson Community College; Jessica Espinosa, Minnesota State Colleges & Universities; Rosena Garcia, Alamo Colleges; Michael Giazzoni, University of Pittsburgh; Susan Jackson, Goose Creek Independent School District; Mary Mendez-Rizzo, Monroe Community College; Sharon Schroeder, Youngstown State University; Bonita Steele, Kern Community College District
The research committee encourages quantitative and qualitative research studies of concurrent and dual enrollment programs. The committee suggests webinar topics, issue briefs, survey development, and research-oriented events.
Chair: Nate Southerland Salt Lake Community College, (801) 957-4542
Members: Marian Borgmann-Ingwersen, Nebraska Wesleyan University; Jeanne Guerrero, University of Louisville; Miles McCrimmon, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College; Kim Poast, Denver Public Schools
Secondary School Partners Committee
The Secondary School Partners Committee strengthens concurrent enrollment programs by educating local stakeholders, communicating and collaborating with higher education partners, recognizing students' accomplishments, and supporting CEP program quality standards.
Chair: Mary Perez Falcon School District #49, (719) 495-5533
Members: Gretchen Brunner, Williamette Education Service Center; Wendy Dunlap, Duval County Public Schools; Holly Handy, Davis School District; Sheralyne Tierseron, Henrico County Public Schools; Michael Werner, Mounds View Public Schools
State Policy Leadership Committee
The State Policy Leadership Committee facilitates communication by sharing information between stakeholders who make or inform policy. The committee also when and where possible initiates collaborative projects between states and/or policymaking stakeholders.
Chair: Amy Williams, Montana University System - Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, (406) 994-3991
Members: Dianne Barker, Technical College System of Georgia; Stephanie Gardner, Washington Student Achievement Council
State and Regional Council
The State and Regional Council shares information between the state and regional chapters of NACEP.
Members: Diana Johnson, NorthWest Arkansas Community College (AACEP); Dave Naze, Joliet Junior College (ILACEP); Patrick Cannon, Indiana University (InCEP); Sara Smith, Highland Community College (KsACEP); Deedee Stakley, Ferris State University (MiCEP); Rob Lowe, Normandale Community College (MnCEP); Melissa Smith, Crowder College (MoACEP); Megan Fidler-Carey, Imaj Associates (NEACEP); Michele Brown, The Ohio State University (OADEP); Beth Rhoades, Weber State University (UACEP)
Run for an elected position on the Board
Shape the future of concurrent enrollment through national service. At least one elected position comes available on the Board of Directors each year and Presidential appointments often do as well.
To express interest in Board service, contact NACEP President Tim Stetter 206-221-6223.