Summer Institute 2018

Information about Summer Institute 2018 will be coming soon. 

Summer Institute is designed for secondary school counselors and college admission counselors with two or fewer years of experience. The integrated program fosters a deeper understanding of the interaction between secondary school counselors and admission counselors, as well as expert insight into the current trends and issues within the profession. Participants will benefit from the opportunity to connect and interact with experienced faculty members from high schools and colleges from throughout New England. Through small mentor group discussions, program-specific curriculum tracks for secondary school counselors and admissions counselors, and workshops and group presentations, participants will learn about job responsibilities, communication in the admission/counseling process, recruitment/travel, ethical issues in admissions, financial aid, standardized testing, and advancing through the profession. Networking, through both formal and informal gatherings, is another critical component of the Summer Institute experience.


Summer Institute 2017 took place Monday, July 24, through noon on Thursday, July 27, 2017 on the campus of the Bentley University in Waltham, MA.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of Summer Institute 2017 was $525 for NEACAC members, $575 for non-members and included accommodations (double occupancy), meals (with the exception of Tuesday dinner) and Summer Institute materials.

2017 Faculty Members

Faculty members and guest speakers included a dynamic collection of experienced school counseling and admission professionals from throughout New England:


Sara Brookshire, Chair, Brandeis University, MA

Chrissy Cerenzia, Chair-elect, Saint George's School, RI


Christina Berardi, Salve Regina University, RI

Tiana Carrasquillo, Worcester State University, MA

Erik DeAngelis, Brown University, RI

Kathryn Dromey, Agawam High School, MA

Erin Earle, University of Rhode Island, RI

Maggie Farnsworth, Phillips Andover Academy, MA

Jen Gabel, Acton Boxborough High School, MA

Tim Kelly, Northeastern University, MA

Matt Maurano, Providence College, RI

Katie McAtee, Bryant University, RI

Lynne O'Shaughnessy, Berwick Academy, ME

Jonathan Scully, American International College, MA

Luigi Solla, Wesleyan University, CT

Amy Thompson, Loomis Chaffee School, CT

For further inquiries about Summer Institute please contact Caroline Dana, Executive Administrator NEACAC, at or at (603) 367-3292.