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Loren Pope '33 Honored with NACAC's 'Excellence in Education Award'

October 10, 2007

Loren Pope.jpgOctober 10, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Loren B. Pope, author of Looking Beyond the Ivy League and Colleges That Change Lives and 1933 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the National Association for College Admission Counseling's Excellence in Education Award. The honor is presented annually to an individual who has improved the field of education and the way students are served. (photo: Andrew Cutraro/New York Times)

The citation from NACAC states, "After growing increasingly concerned with the lack of consumer information available on colleges, Pope opened the College Placement Bureau in 1965 to provide consumer information and Loren Pope Looking Ivy.gifcounseling to help students make informed decisions. His books and other writings have become critical tools for many college-bound students searching for the right school. Dismissing traditional college rankings, he published Colleges That Change Lives in 1996, profiling 40 schools that he felt enriched and empowered students. The book grew into the Colleges That Change Lives organization with a mission to help students and families better understand the college admission process in order to find the best college fit. Retiring from college consulting at 93, Loren Pope fulfilled his goal to change the way people think about colleges."

Pope was honored at NACAC's 63rd national conference in Austin, Texas. Read more in this announcement.

In a feature story published in March, Loren Pope told the New York Times, "the smaller the school, the more impact it can have on a kid ... My mission in life is to change the way people think about colleges."  Further details can be found in this previous story.

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