Each year at the Annual Conference, outstanding admission professionals are recognized by the Association for their leadership, commitment, and contributions through the presentation of the Bretnall and Gourley awards.

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We accept nominations from the admission community for the Bretnall and Gourley awards. 

  • All nominees must be affiliated with a member school or organization in good standing.
  • The nomination process has closed. Join us Friday for the awards ceremony!

William B. Bretnall Award

The Bretnall Award, named for distinguished educator and first association program director William Bretnall, is given each year to a leader and educator who has made significant contributions to the field of admission.

Everett E. Gourley Award

The Gourley Award, named for former Director of Admission and Assistant Headmaster of the Asheville School Everett Gourley, is given each year to the educator whose interest in students and concern for colleagues is an inspiration to those who serve in admission.