Assistant Director of Admissions Bill Jack will receive the highly competitive Rising Star Award from the National Association for College Admission Counseling at NACAC’s national convention in New Orleans Sept. 24. NACAC is a major organization of admissions professionals, secondary school counselors, and community-based organizations that includes more than 11,000 members worldwide.

The qualities for which Jack was nominated are qualities he also displays at Colby: “He’s ambitious, committed, thorough, motivated, and a team player,” wrote nominator Elizabeth Cheron of Northeastern University, chair of a New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) committee on which Jack serves. Fellow NEACAC member Mary Bellamy, college counselor at Cape Cod Academy, agrees. “In all that he does, Bill attends to the details, goes where he is needed, and gives 100 percent,” she wrote.

Jack has served on NEACAC committees and is the chair of the Communications Services Committee. He joined Colby’s Admissions staff in 2008, the year he graduated from Bates College.