Professional of the Year

The New England Association for College Admission Counseling Professional of the Year Award identifies several individuals from all six New England states whose contributions to the field of college admission and counseling deserve such recognition. This award honors NEACAC members across the profession, including those affiliated with colleges and universities, high schools, independent counselors and community-based organizations. Award recipients are strong and ethical advocates for students and/or their institutions and have a proven record of accomplishment throughout their careers. They demonstrate honesty, patience, thoroughness, and sensitivity in their work with students, parents, and colleagues. They are mentors, leaders, and consummate professionals.

The 2019 recipients were:

(Brittany Flannery, Southern New Hampshire University; Timothy Whittum, Southern New Hampshire University; Leykia Nulan, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Ronald Sefchik, Bacon Academy; Lauren Riley, Suffolk University)


The 2019 awards were presented at the Annual Meeting & Conference at The University of Rhode Island, in May 2019.

Previous Professional of the Year Recipients are listed here.