New England Association

     for College Admission Counseling

 

       Opening Doors to Higher Education in New England

March 2018

NEACAC eBlast

NEACAC eBlast - 2018

  • Join Us for the Annual NEACAC Career Colloquium

  • Two Important announcements from the Nominating Committee

  • ASSCSI Registration Goes Live March 15!

  • 2018 Super Conference Updates!

  • Save the Date!  NACAC Boston National College Fair - April 12th and 13th

  • Apply for a NACAC Conference Public School Counselors Grant

  • NEACAC Two Year College Committee Professional Development Event

  • Registration for the 2018 NEACAC Summer Institute is now open!

  • Recognizing Colleagues for Great Volunteer Work    

  • NEACAC’s Annual Essay Contest for High School Juniors and Seniors   

  • Stay Up-to-Date on Current Trends in Our Profession- Recommendations from the Current Trends Committee

  • Triple your impact through AmazonSmile!

  • Retiring? Let NEACAC Recognize Your Accomplishments!

  • What's News?



 
 

Join Us for the

Annual NEACAC

Career Colloquium

Are you interested in a career working in admissions or school counseling? Do you know a student who would be interested in these professions?

Join us for the annual:

NEACAC Career Colloquium

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Northeastern University, Visitor Center (West Village F), 40 Leon Street, Boston, MA 02115

Click here for more information.


 


Two Important announcements from the Nominating Committee

Online Voting for President-Elect and Assembly Delegates opened on March 1st.  This year we will be selecting one President-Elect from two extremely qualified candidates.  If you are a NACAC member, you will also be able to vote for two college-side Assembly Delegates, and one alternate delegate from both the high school and college side.  Voting Ends on March 31st.  Click here to see who is running and to access your ballot! 

The nominating committee asks that you take a few minutes to nominate a staff member or colleague who has been an asset to NEACAC.  Our awards are great ways to recognize those in our profession who often go unrecognized.  We are accepting nominations for The IDEAL Award, Professional of the Year, Rising Star, and the William S Neal Award.  All award nominations forms and more information about each one are available from the NEACAC homepage.

 

ASSCSI Registration Goes Live March 15!

Join your school counselor and college counselor colleagues for the 2018 Advanced Secondary School Counselor Summer Institute (ASSCSI), to be held July 16-18 at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.

Targeting those counselors with at least five years of experience, participants will engage in a variety of sessions related to issues in college counseling, spend a day touring area campuses, and enjoy a keynote address from Dr. Patrick O'Connor, a 2017 U.S. Department of Education School Ambassador Fellow and Associate Dean of College Counseling at Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. 

Questions? Reach out to Cristan Harris at charris@williamschool.org

 

 

2018 Super Conference Updates!

 

 

 

  • It’s not too late for your institution or organization to help support colleagues by providing a grant (form found here)!  Also, if you want to apply to receive a grant, the deadline is March 23rd, which is fast approaching, so apply here
  • The 2018 Super Conference is fast approaching!  Make sure to visit the homepage for important information found here!
  • Registration is now live!  Registration forms for NEACAC and NYSACAC can be found here.  Please feel free to register at your earliest convenience! 
  • Don’t forget to select the following programs when completing your registration:
    • Pre-Conference College Tours ($10)
    • Coming Together Conference, June 5-6 (See pricing options on website)
    • Middle Management Institute ($50)
    • CBO Fair (Free to exhibitors)
    • College Fair ($75 before May 9)
    • Newcomers Program, for first time conference attendees (Free)

Save the Date!  NACAC Boston National

College Fair - April 12th and 13th

The Boston National College fair will be held on Thursday, April 12th (9-12 pm & 6-8:30 pm) and Friday, April 13th (9-12 pm) at the Boston Convention & Exposition Center.  School groups are asked to register their bus groups online in advance.  Parking for school groups is free of charge for those who register in advance.  Contact Joe DiCarlo at jdicarlo1@worcester.edu with questions.

Apply for a NACAC Conference Public School Counselor Grant 

NACAC has provided NEACAC with funding to provide scholarships for public secondary school counselors to attend NACAC’s Annual Conference , September 27 - 29, 2018 in Salt Lake City, UT. NEACAC members who are interested in applying for this scholarship must submit an online application by April 30, 2018. The NACAC scholarship will provide up to $1250 per person -- to cover the cost of the conference registration fee, double-occupancy hotel room, mileage, parking and $75 toward meals.  Recipients will be notified of their selection by mid-May.  If you have questions, contact Caroline Dana at admin@neacac.org.

NEACAC Two Year College Committee

Professional Development Event

The NEACAC Two Year College committee is pleased to announce an upcoming Professional Development event that will consist of two sessions highlighting two and four-year college partnerships and a comprehensive update of the MA Commonwealth Commitment presented by Elena Quiroz-Livanis, the MA Chief of Staff and Director of Academic Policy and Academic Success. The NEACAC Two Year College Committee looks forward to hosting similar conferences in all New England states in the coming months.   This event is free of charge.

Where: Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

When: May 23, 2018 11:30am-3:00pm

Who: High school counselors, college counselors and community-based organizations

The NEACAC Two Year College Committee looks forward to hosting similar conferences in all New England states in the coming months.  This event is free of charge.

Please email Donna Walker, co-chair of the committee at dwalker@capecod.edu to RSVP for the May Professional Development event or participating in an upcoming professional development event in any of the New England states

 

Registration for the

2018 NEACAC Summer Institute

is now open!

 

 

This year's Summer Institute will take place at Providence College from July 23-26.  This professional development opportunity is ideal for professionals with less than two years of experience in admissions or college counseling.  Registration is open! To learn more and register, visit the Summer Institute webpage.


 

 

Recognizing Colleagues for

Great Volunteer Work  

 

 

Eliza Etter, UVM

NEACAC would not be the same without its many amazing volunteers.  The Ad-Hoc Committee for Volunteers would like to recognize their contributions, starting with Eliza Etter from the University of Vermont!  Eliza is a member of the Annual Meeting & Conference Committee.  She was nominated by Christina Berardi and Michael Iorio, who had this to say about her accomplishments:

“Eliza is chairing the communications committee for the upcoming Super Conference. For the first time, New England is joining forces with New York State to host an event that will offer both affiliates the opportunity to serve their members in a unique way this June. The steering committee is made up of over 60 members who were charged with collaborating and developing an event that honors the traditions of both affiliates while incorporating the best practices of each side. Eliza's committee is not only doing that within her group, but also working hard to communicate each aspect of this event to prospective attendees.

Eliza's work has been outstanding. She has proven herself to be organized, creative and thoughtful. She anticipates needs of those around her and engages each member of her team. She is a true leader and the Super Conference Steering Committee is thankful for her service.”

Congratulations, Eliza!

NEACAC’s Annual Essay Contest for High School Juniors and Seniors

 

The 2018 NEACAC annual essay contest is now open! 


Secondary School Counselors, please encourage your high school juniors and seniors to submit an essay for NEACAC’s Annual Essay Contest. Students from NEACAC-member high schools in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont are invited to submit a 500-word essay on the following topic:

Describe a counselor, teacher, or coach who has had the greatest influence on your decision to attend college. How has this individual impacted your future? What will you do in college or beyond that will make a difference in your community?

There will be six winners – one from each of the New England States – who will each be awarded a $1000 Scholarship. The application for the Essay Contest for 2018 will open on February 1, 2018 and be available through April 8, 2018. More information and the contest form will be found online here
 
Questions? Contact essaycontest@neacac.org

Stay Up-to-Date on Current Trends in Our Profession: Recommendations from the Current Trends Committee

Current Trends committee would like to greet our NEACAC compatriots with an invitation to do a little winter reading!  The following articles were identified by committee members as especially interesting about the current state of our profession.  Knowing that the list of articles of interest could be just too vast, we offer a diverse collection here, everything from an exhortation to do more reading, to a proposal to look at admissions in a different way, to supporting (or not) the choir of student voices on campus, to a reminder about the annual engagement survey.  It's a varied group of articles that we hope will stir comment and consideration.  

If this inspires others to share especially timely or interesting articles, all the better!  Staying well informed about current trends only helps us serve our students better.

We hope to provide these kinds of suggestions on a periodic basis.  Many thanks to Jackie Haas, who inspired the committee membership to share some ideas.

Annual Higher Ed Student Engagement Survey 2017

How Colleges Silence Eccentrics

When Students Aren’t as Prepared as They Look on Paper

What Colleges Need to Know About the Tax Overhaul Poised to Become Law

5-Hour Rule: If you’re spending 5 hours per week learning, you're being irresponsible

New Bid to Overhaul College Admissions

 

 

Triple your impact through AmazonSmile!

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Retiring? Let NEACAC Recognize Your Accomplishments!

 

Are you retiring this year? 

Or know of a colleague who plans to retire this year? 

We'd like to know, and to recognize our retiring members at the Annual Meeting and Conference and/or in other ways.  Please send names of soon-to-be retires to Caroline Dana, NEACAC administrator: caroline@neacac.org

 

 What's New? New Hire? Promotion? Awards? Let us know at whatsnews@neacac.org

Eliza Etter was promoted to Senior Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications at the University of Vermont. Eliza was previously as Assistant Director and email coordinator.
 

New Hire? Promotion? Awards? Let us know at whatsnews@neacac.org

 

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