Hiram College

Sherman Dean II, director of admission at Hiram College, was recently selected as the 2019 recipient of the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) Jack Scott Award.

Established in honor of Jack M. Scott, a graduate and director of student services at Marietta College, the annual award is the highest honor that the OACAC can bestow upon an individual. The criteria used to select a recipient is service and dedication to OACAC; contributions to the profession of high school guidance and college admission; and qualities such as humility, professionalism, dedication, fairness, and unselfishness.

Those who nominated Dean for the award created in the early 1970s say that in addition to his dedication to OACAC, his guidance, integrity, and joyful attitude to the profession make him the perfect choice for this esteemed honor.

Dean graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations. Following a year of work at a local radio station, Dean returned to Ohio Northern where he worked for six years as an admission counselor and then senior admission counselor. He continued his work in college admissions for two years at Kent State University before he was hired as the associate director of admission at Hiram College in October 2003. In addition to the OACAC, Dean is also a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

Originally from Louisville, Ohio, Jack M. Scott graduated from Marietta College in 1952 and joined the College’s administrative staff in 1954 where he served in several roles before accepting the position of Director of Student Services in 1970. He served a two-year term as president of the Ohio Association of College Admissions Counselors and was a member of several other organizations including Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, and the Association of College Admissions Counselors. A veteran, he also was in the U.S. Army Air Force serving in the Pacific Theater. Scott died of a heart attack on August 27, 1970 at the age of 47.