Summer Institute 

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. 

Attendees will:  

  1. Have the opportunity to reflect and understand how their individual efforts will impact the future of college and admission counseling 
  2. Expand their professional network to include other New England based peers and a diverse group of dedicated faculty members 
  3. Obtain tangible knowledge, resources, and skills to utilize as tools for success in the field
  4. Foster the development of equal opportunities for, and access to, post-secondary education for all students
  5. Engage in critical conversations related to current trends, diversity and inclusion, etc. 


Summer Institute 2019

Location & Dates

Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts

July 18-21, 2022

See the 2022 schedule here.


Registration is now closed. Please email [email protected] with any questions. 

Scholarship Opportunities 2022

There are scholarships available for Summer Institute 2022. To be considered, please fill out this application by June 24, 2022. The scholarship application has now closed.

2022 Faculty Members

Faculty members and guest speakers will include a dynamic collection of experienced college counseling and admission professionals from throughout New England.


Chair: Tim Cushing, Brewster Academy, NH
Chair-elect: Katie Phung, Boston College, MA


Owen Bligh, Providence College 
Henry DelAngelo, Joel Barlow High School
Chris Flaherty, Stonehill College
Christopher Gray, Lasell University 
Brenna Kelly, Brooks School
Courtney Kipp, Greenwich Country Day School
Ariel Leitao Leonelli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Aya AL-Namee, Suffolk University
Daisy Ogunedo, Providence College
Jack O'Keefe, Catholic Memorial High School
Aaron Ribaudo-Smith, Newburyport High School
Emily Roper-Doten, Olin College
Jarrett Saunders, UMASS Amherst
Sharon Veatch, Housatonic Valley Regional High School


 Summer Institute Faculty 2019

Questions? Please contact Christina Doyle, NEACAC Executive Director.