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.

Summer Institute 2019

Location & Dates

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

1-4:00 pm

Join us for a VIRTUAL version of Summer Institute! Our Summer Institute faculty are excited to welcome new professionals on both sides of the desk to this field and explore topics including Race & Admission, Fun with Data, Social Emotional Learning, Current Trends, Self-Care/Setting Boundaries and more!  Participants will benefit from the opportunity to connect and interact with experienced faculty members from high schools and colleges throughout New England. The virtual event will be followed by a series of follow-up check-ins with faculty members throughout the year.


Registration has now closed. 

Cost: $50.00 per person

Please register by Monday, August 10th. 

**Summer Institute Details and Zoom Links will be sent to registrants on the morning of Tuesday, August 11th.**

Questions? Please contact Christina Doyle, NEACAC Executive Director.

Scholarship Opportunities 2020

There are a limited number of full scholarship opportunities available to NEACAC members. Apply here by August 6, 2020! *Application has now closed- recipients will be notified on the morning of August 11th.**

2020 Faculty Members

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


Chair: Diane Soboski, Champlain College, VT

Chair-Elect: Danielle Wells, Boston College, MA

Madeleine Bergstrom, Cheshire Academy
Owen Bligh, Providence College
Tim Cushing, Brewster Academy
Henry DelAngelo, Joel Barlow High School
Chris Downe, Boston University
Courtney Kipp, Northeastern University
Carolynn Laurenza, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sarah Miller, Boston Collegiate Charter School
Sean Racine, Saint Anselm College
Emily Roper-Doten, Olin College
Becky Tynan, Yale University
Sharon Veatch, Housatonic Valley Regional High School
      Tim Whittum, Southern New Hampshire University


Lanise Beavers, Smith College
Kat Kuhnly, Simmons College

 Summer Institute Faculty 2019

Questions? Please contact Christina Doyle, NEACAC Executive Director.