New Commissioners Join AICEP 2018-19 Board
The AICEP Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of the following three Commissioners to the 2018-19 AICEP Commission Board. Beginning at the annual meeting on June 5th and 6th, these new Commissioners will serve a three year term. Join us in welcoming:
Marilyn Emerson, M.S.W., CEP has worked as an educational consultant for the past twenty-three years. As a recognized expert in the field of educational consulting, Marilyn presents workshops all over the world on the college application process. She has taught university classes about college and graduate school consulting. Marilyn is a former president of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and served as a board member for eight years. Marilyn continues to serve as a mentor to new consultants. In 2017 she received the Irvin Katz Memorial Award for her work with students at The Possibility Project. Marilyn has contributed as an expert to several publications, including The New York Times, Fox Business, Time, Businessweek, Newsweek and USA Today. In her spare time, Marilyn enjoys traveling, reading mystery novels, and playing Scrabble.
Debi Hudson, MA, CEP currently serves as Director of College Counseling at St. Teresa’s Academy, an all-female, Catholic high school in midtown Kansas City. Previous experience includes college counseling at Rockhurst High School (Kansas City) and at The University of Tulsa Office of Admission. She is a past president of Great Plains ACAC and Missouri ACAC, a past member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and a former member of the reading committee for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Debi earned her CEP credential from AICEP in 2015. Debi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Tulsa and a Master of Arts in curriculum & instruction with an emphasis on higher education administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Jeana Kawamura, MA, CEP started Kawamura College Advisement ten years ago in Newport Beach, CA. She received her BA from Scripps College, a teaching credential from the University of New Mexico, and an MA in Education with an emphasis in Psychology from Pepperdine University. She also completed the College Counseling Certificate Program from UCLA. Jeana became a CEP in December 2013; she used the goal of obtaining the CEP designation as her road map in the beginning of her career. Jeana is a member of HECA, IECA, NACAC, and WACAC. She has visited over 225 colleges, many multiple times. As a believer in continuing professional development, Jeana attends conferences, workshops,seminars - whatever she can do to further her knowledge to share with students and families. She and her husband Matt have been married for 32 years and have two adult children. Jeana enjoys playing golf whenever possible.