Don't Miss the Bus!

R.I.D.E 2018 is about to board!


Rediscover Iowa's Diverse Education!

June 10-13, 2018

A three-day bus tour for school counselors, providing a door-to-door, first-hand look at select college campuses and what makes them unique. Each year the RIDE's takes counselors to a variety of colleges in a specific region for tours, hands-on learning, meals and even overnights in residence halls!
All transportation, meals, and lodging are taken care of by host colleges and Iowa ACAC.

RIDE 2018 is slated to visit the following campuses:

University of Iowa (starting/stopping point - first overnight))
Scott Community College
Palmer College of Chiropractic
St. Ambrose University (overnight)
Augustana College (Rock Island, IL)
Muscatine Community College
Iowa Wesleyan University (overnight)
Southeastern Community College

There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee. All schools represented by registrants who participate in the RIDE will receive a one-year, institutional Iowa ACAC membership for all members of their office. Make sure to share this professional development opportunity with your counseling counterparts throughout the state.

Grad and CEU Credit will be available through Mount Mercy University:

** ED 599 Special Topics in Education: The Ride, Iowa College Tour for Counselors and Admissions Personnel - 1 semester hour graduate credit - $200

** 0 semester hour credit for licensure renewal (1 credit hour granted by BoEE) - $60
  • Billing will be through the MMU business office.

  • Students must apply to the Mount Mercy University Graduate/Continuing Education Program.

  • Apply at MMU Continuing Education Credit.  Choose “599: The Ride for School Counselors”

Questions about grad credit? Please contact Iowa ACAC President, Terri Crumley at [email protected]


Questions about RIDE in general? Email RIDE Coordinator and Iowa ACAC President-Elect Mark Ash at [email protected] or send your question to [email protected]


2018 RIDE Committee

Mark Ash - President-Elect, Kirkwood Community College
Chris Traetow, University of Iowa
Dan Schofield, University of Northern Iowa
Sheryl Cline, Linn Mar High School
Karla Wymore, Mason City High School
Liz Wessels, Kennedy High School

Don't miss the bus!