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.  

 See what former attendees have to say about their experience at NEACAC Summer Institute! 

Summer Institute 2023

Location & Dates - 2024

College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA 
Monday, July 15 - Thursday, July 18, 2024

Registration is now available- click HERE to register!
$525 members/$575 non-members 

See the tentative 2023 schedule here.

Scholarship Opportunities 2024

There are limited scholarships available for Summer Institute 2024. The scholarship application is now available HERE. Deadline to apply is June 30th.

2024 Faculty Members

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


Chair: Daisy Ogunedo, Smith College
Chair-elect: Ariel Leitao Leonelli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Aya AL-Namee, MIT
Todd Audyatis, Bridgewater State University
Christopher Gray, Lasell University
Brenna Kelly, Brooks School 
Meghan McHale Dangremond, Phillips Andover School 
Jesse Monroe, American University
Jack O'Keefe, Catholic Memorial High School
Mia Ritter, Lawrence Academy
Mesa Robinov, Waynflete School
Jarrett Saunders, UMASS Amherst
Jordan Shapiro, Northeastern University
Dauri Torres, Miami University
Danielle Walsh, Babson College
Suji Yi, Georgetown University

Jadyn Ruzzano, Wheaton College
Kevin Barnett, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


 Summer Institute Faculty 2023