New England Association

     for College Admission Counseling


       Opening Doors to Higher Education in New England

April 2017


NEACAC eBlast April 2017

  • Transfer Grant Scholarship for NEACAC Annual Meeting and Conference
  • Public School Counselor Scholarship to the National Conference in Boston
  • Two-Year Colleges Committee Working Luncheon
  • Help Your Students Win a Scholarship for College!
  • Registration for the 2017 NEACAC Summer Institute is now open!
  • “SMILE” to earn funds for NEACAC!
  • Connect with First-Generation Students using TalentED
  • NACAC Boston Updates
  • NEACAC AMC Updates
  • What’s News?



 Transfer Grant Scholarship for



Calling all Transfer Counselors, Two-Year College Recruiters, and College Access program counselors! If you are interested in attending the NEACAC Annual Meeting and Conference, please consider applying for the Transfer Grant Scholarship. Please visit for more information about this opportunity.

Public School Counselor Scholarship to the National Conference in Boston

NEACAC has received a NACAC grant to underwrite the fees and other costs of public school counselor attendance at the National Conference in Boston, Sept. 12-16, 2017.  NEACAC is also contributing to this fund so we can support one counselor from each state in our region. Take advantage of this great opportunity and complete the application here:  Applications close April 15.


Two-Year Colleges Committee 

Working Luncheon

The Two-Year Colleges Committee is offering a FREE “working luncheon” following the Boston National Fair on May 8th. This is a great opportunity to network and engage about relevant recruitment topics. Please check the Two-Year Colleges page in a week for more details!

Two-Year Colleges Committee Working Luncheon, May 8th from 1 – 3 p.m., Cost: FREE

La Casa De Pedro, 505 Congress Street, Boston, MA

Event is limited to 25 peoplePlease contact Hadley Camilus, Two-Year Colleges Chairman, with questions at

Registration for the 2017 NEACAC Summer Institute is now open!


This year's Institute will take place at Bentley University from July 24-27. This professional development opportunity is ideal for professionals with less than two years of experience in admissions of college counseling. To learn more and register, visit the Summer Institute webpage.


“SMILE” to earn funds for NEACAC!

"SMILE" to earn funds for NEACAC!   When you are making purchases at, shop instead at their partner site, and choose NEACAC as your charitable organization.  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to NEACAC.


Help Your Students Win a Scholarship for College!

Boston-area 11th and 12th graders and community college students are eligible to participate in a video essay contest sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and its Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee. This year, $20,000 in scholarships will be awarded, with $5,000 for the top-place submission. Deadline to submit is June 1. Learn more and apply now!


Connect with First-Generation

Students using TalentED

The TalentED Project is a new, free online platform that connects admissions recruiters and college access professionals to match first-generation, lower-income college-goers with select institutions that are a good fit for them. On TalentED, you can identify and recruit high-potential students, maximizing your time and resources. With the click of your mouse, you'll be able to build relationships with college access professionals and school counselors from over 190 organizations across 26 states and view personalized profiles and storyboards of students who are a good fit for your institution. Join TalentED’s growing network of colleges and universities to connect with students across the country today!




Register for the Annual Meeting & Conference Today!

Registration for the 2017 AMC is open:

Connect with us! Follow NEACAC on Facebook and Twitter to get all of the latest updates on AMC 2017. Don't forget to use #NEACAC2017.

Scholarship Opportunities: We have a number of scholarship opportunities available to attend the conference.  Please visit: for more information!

Pre-Conference Opportunities: Don’t miss out on the low cost and high value professional development opportunities available May 31 at Keene State College as part of the pre-conference offerings. We have topics for professionals on both sides of the desk and encourage you to recommend colleagues who you know will be a great fit. When that registrant lists your name, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

We are excited to announce that the College Counseling Web-shop: Getting Hands-On with Coalition, Common App, CSS Profile, and FAFSA has been awarded a NACAC Imagine Fund Grant. Counselors are able to apply for a scholarship to attend this pre-conference workshop online here and funds will be granted on a rolling basis. Applicants may also request funding to cover on campus Tuesday night housing.

Middle Management Workshop: NEACAC’s Professional Development Committee will host a workshop for middle managers working at colleges and universities. This program will provide an opportunity for individuals to acquire techniques, strategies, and advice that will assist them as they continue to progress in their careers. Attendees will likely be at the assistant, senior assistant, or associate director level and will have some leadership and supervisory responsibilities within their office. During the workshop, attendees will hear from individuals in senior management positions at a variety of institutions and will have the opportunity to engage in discussion with colleagues. Topics to be covered include team-building, reporting, communication techniques, and career advancement.  This year’s presenters will be Grant Gosselin from Wheaton College, Jim Fowler from Salve Regina University, and Amy Tiberio from Roger Williams University. Questions? Contact co-chairs Katherine Miele,, or Tim Kelly,

Newcomers: Looking to get more involved at NEACAC? Want to impart wisdom on colleagues who are new to AMC? Apply to be a Newcomers Mentor!                 

We are looking for counseling professionals who have three or more years of experience and have attended at least one NEACAC conference to submit an application to be a Newcomers Mentor. In your role as a mentor, you would share your experiences and expertise to help guide Newcomers through their first NEACAC Annual Meeting & Conference. If you are interested, please complete the Mentor Application by April 21, 2017. 

Know someone in your office who would make a great Newcomers Mentor? Take a minute and nominate your peers from both the college and school counseling side by completing the form here.

Volunteers: During the AMC there are numerous volunteer opportunities and we want you!  If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail this year's AMC Volunteer Coordinator, Bill Jack, at  As the conference approaches, we will reach out to you with details on the specific volunteer opportunities so that you may sign up for the slot(s) that are of interest to you.


The NACAC National Conference website is up and running! Check it out.

2017 National Conference in Boston registration is now open.  Please visit to register and for more information.  

Last weekend, more than 130 members from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) traveled to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress on issues important to students, families, and admission professionals across the country. Read more.

Looking for more NACAC news? Read Today in College Admission, delivered to your inbox on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each newsletter includes a "From NACAC" section. View the latest edition.

With our National Conference in town, this September will be a great opportunity for school / independent / CBO / community college counselors to visit New England's colleges and universities.   Group college tours / individual campus visits schedules are posted here:  We have over 50 colleges in New England hosting campus tours!  If you missed the deadline and would like to add your institution to the list, please visit 

Finally, the time and talent of NEACAC will be important to making our conference a success.  If you are registering for any part of the conference, please consider volunteering to help welcome colleagues from across the country and around the world by completing this form:

Please contact with any questions or concerns.

 What's New? New Hire? Promotion? Awards? Let us know at

New Positions:

Christine Brown has joined the College Counseling Office as Associate Director at Worcester Academy. She previously worked as the Director of College Counseling at Cape Cod Academy.

Rafael Muroy has started working as the Director of International Admission at Suffolk University. Raffi was previously an Associate Director of Admission at Suffolk.

Lark Krajeski has started working as the Director of Undergraduate Admission at Suffolk University.  Lark was previously an Associate Director of Admission at Suffolk.

New Hire? Promotion? Awards? Let us know at


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