New England Association

     for College Admission Counseling


       Opening Doors to Higher Education in New England

September 2017



September 2017


  • College Advisement Program, Teachers College


  • Come for the fair at Sacred Heart on October 10th, stay for the golf!


  • NACAC Boston 2017 Updates

  • What’s News?

College Advisement Program,

Teachers College

College Advisement Program (CAP) fully online continuing education program offered by Teachers College, Columbia University. The $350 course is for high school counselors and other educators seeking to deepen their understanding and gain specialized training in college advisement with a special emphasis on high-performing, low-income students. Curriculum Content Advisory was provided by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and CAP was made possible, in part, with funding from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The fall semester starts Sept. 11. Enrollment deadline is Sept. 7Register here.




Sunday, September 17, 2017

Boston Convention and Exposition Center (BCEC)

1 - 4 pm

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from public and private colleges and universities, including some international institutions. Both two- and four-year schools will be featured.  Workshops will be offered on financial aid and test preparation.

More information about the Boston National College Fair — including directions, a list of colleges exhibiting at the event, and tips to help students prepare for the fair — is available online at You may also email or call 800-822-6285.

Come for the fair at Sacred Heart on October 10th, stay for the golf!

The Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators (CAPFAA) is holding the CAPFAA Classic on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield, CT. This event will assist in providing college scholarships to eligible students from member institutions across Connecticut. Find more information here.

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NACAC Boston 2017 Updates

NACAC Boston 2017 is finally here! In just over a week, we will welcome friends and colleagues (over 6,000 as of mid-August) to Boston for what promises to be an outstanding time for networking, learning and taking in all of the great experiences our city has to offer. The Local Advisory Committee (LAC) has been busy with our National counterparts finalizing plans and details and we are excited to be able to put a New England touch on NACAC’s annual conference.  We can’t thank our committee enough for all the hard work they’ve put into making this conference a success. Keep an eye out for our team in and around the convention center, we’ll be sporting NACAC 2017 shirts and vests. And as always, if you have any questions or want to jump in and volunteer, we’d love to have you join us in showing our NEACAC volunteer spirit!




It’s not too late to register- there are tours that still have room and many great opportunities to see campuses all over New England.  Check here for more details.

Counselor Preview Day:

Please keep an eye out for our local counselors who will be attending the conference on Friday. The Jack Kent Cook Foundation will sponsor a breakfast program with guest speakers including our own Bob Bardwell and then participants will then have the rest of the day to go to conference sessions and attend both the Access College Fair and the Counselor College Fair.


Need help finding a local place to grab lunch? How about that Top Ten list you’ll find in the Conference book? Ever wonder who’s helping tweet out all the good things that are happening at the conference? This high-spirited team has been working behind the scenes to find ways to make sure our attendees have a wonderful time in Boston.  

Logistical Arrangements:

Calling all scanners (no tech experience needed)! This sub-committee is eagerly awaiting the thousands of attendees to Boston where they will be able to attend numerous educational sessions.  Our team of volunteers is excited to see all of you and we welcome any free time that you might have to volunteer to scan at sessions.


Looking for an opportunity to practice your best Boston accent as you welcome attendees to the conference? How about being stationed in the best place to see and be seen by everyone? Volunteer to work the Registration area (Reg as it’s known behind the scenes) and you’ll enjoy meeting and greeting thousands of folks as they arrive at the Convention Center. Registration opens Tuesday the 9/12 at 1:00 pm and runs right through Saturday until noon.  

Special Events:

Be sure to attend the Opening Reception (Thurs night) for a “taste of Boston” and a photo-op with a local favorite attraction (we won’t give it away- you’ll have to show up to see!)  On Saturday night, be sure to make plans to attend NACAC’s biggest party, the Conference Social to be held at the House of Blues in the Fenway area. Live Music, karaoke and plenty of great food and drink for all. You won’t want to miss it!  

We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from all of our NEACAC members. We truly appreciate your willingness to volunteer your time and we look forward to seeing you all throughout the conference!

See you soon!

Jeff Gallant and Kathi Moody

Co-Chairs, Local Advisory Committee        


NACAC Imagine Fund Step Challenge

Instead of dong our normal End of the Day 5k, the Step Challenge will be the primary fitness fundraiser during our conference --  with all proceeds benefiting the Imagine Fund.  You are able to use any fitness band or even your cell phone to participate.

Rates for the Step Challenge are $35.  If you have already registered, you can easily add the challenge to your conference registration, quick how to video here.  

As always, if you have questions feel free to contact Jeff Gallant or Kathi Moody, Co-Chairs NACAC Local Advisory Committee:


Annual Meeting & Conference 2018 Updates


Save the Date!  The Super Conference will take place June 6-8 at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Please reach out to your conference chairs, Michael Iorio at or Christina Berardi at with any questions.

Session Proposals:

A session proposal form will be posted by NEACAC and NYSACAC after the NACAC Conference but now is a great time to brainstorm!  Please consider submitting a session proposal on a topic of interest to you!  Bonus points given to proposals with representation with both NEACAC and NYSACAC presenters. 



A New York tradition, we are excited to take part in a special pre-conference offering entitled “Coming Together” just prior to the 2018 Super Conference at Marist University this June. This program has a focus on college access and can be attended either in addition to the full Annual Meeting & Conference or independently. The program begins on Tuesday, June 5 with a lunch and keynote followed by programming to continue through Wednesday, June 6. We hope you will SAVE THE DATE to collaborate with our New York colleagues on this important topic. More information will be posted throughout the year.

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

New Positions

Tom Campbell is now an Assistant Dean of Admissions at Pomona College, CA, previously of the College of the Holy Cross, MA.

Colin Kuusisto is the new Associate Director of College Counseling at the Tilton School, NH, previously of the Brooklyn Charter School, NY

Sarah Hinman has joined the University of Maine at Farmington as an Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor. She was previously at Carrabassett Valley Academy (ME) in development.


New Hire? Promotion? Awards? Let us know at


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