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

Providence College
Providence, Rhode Island
July 27-30, 2020

To see an outline of the Summer Institute 2019 schedule, click here.

Cost of Attendance

More information coming soon


NEACAC has a limited number of scholarships available for Summer Institute. The scholarship application will be available soon!

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.