Andy Noel Award

Andy Noel Award

Award Criteria

The Andy Noel Award for Excellence recognizes an AISAP member who has made a notable difference in the lives of colleagues in the Admission and Enrollment Management Profession.
Nominated individuals must, through their intentions and actions:

  • consistently abide by Ethical Behavior and Best Practices in Admission and Enrollment  Management;
  • demonstrate commitment toward advancing the profession through the mentoring, teaching, and supporting of their colleagues;
  • utilize effective practices in advancing the profession at their affiliated institutions and associations;
  • support their colleague's personal and professional growth through ethical actions and best practices as well as by being supportive and inspirational community members.

Nomination Deadline

AISAP is accepting nominations through June 1, 2018, for the 2018 Andy Noel Award for Excellence in Advancing the Admission and Enrollment Management Profession. The winner of the award will be announced at the 2018 AISAP Annual Institute, July 15 - 18 in Nashville, TN.

Please note: Nominees are not required to attend the institute to be eligible for the award. However, we'd prefer the nominee be in attendance and we will make every effort to work with the nominee once the recipient is determined. Staff, board members, and school leaders at an AISAP Member Eligible School or peer association may submit nominations. Please share the remarkable stories and excellence displayed by Admission and Enrollment Management Professionals by nominating one of your colleagues.


Andy Noel Award Recipients

2017 Andy Noel Award Recipient: Lawrence Jensen, Director of Admissions, Saint Stephen's Episcopal School, Florida

2016 Andy Noel Award Recipient: Lisa Lau Aquino '81, Director of Admission, The Hamlin School, CA

From left to right: Janice Crampton, Executive Director AISAP
2016 Andy Noel Recipient  Lisa Lua Aquino
Ray Diffley, Director of AISAP's Center for Admission and Enrollment
Management Leadership


Andy Noel's Story

Andy Noel valued education, he loved school, and he particularly loved his work at schools. Andy consistently maintained high standards while sharing his deep humanity with everyone he encountered. Good judgment, tenacity, and kindness were paramount in his work. He shepherded and encouraged hundreds of students and parents through the details of admission and financial aid, making a complicated process feel a little easier and a lot more human. He worked at many schools (Cardigan Mountain, Lake Forest Academy, and Salisbury School) where he was a mentor, inspiration, and sounding board to colleagues in and out of the Admission Office, setting an example of character, hard work, and service to others that all of us would do well to emulate. Andy had his longest tenure (nearly 15 years) and served thousands of students at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT, where he was Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Admission at the time of his passing.

Honoring Andy and his selfless nature is a way to not just recognize Andy but to acknowledge the important work that admission professionals do every day and the lasting impact they have on their colleague and families.