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.  

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Summer Institute 2022

Registration Has Now Closed

$525 member
$575 non-member

Please email [email protected] with any questions. 

Location & Dates

Bryant University, RI

July 17-20, 2023

See the tentative 2023 schedule here.

Current Registrants Click Here for Program Booklet

Scholarship Opportunities 2023

There are limited scholarships available for Summer Institute 2023. The scholarship application has now closed.

2023 Faculty Members

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


Chair: Katie Phung, Boston College
Chair-elect: Daisy Ogunedo, Providence College


Aya AL-Namee, Suffolk University
Christopher Gray, Lasell University
Brenna Kelly, Brooks School
Ariel Leitao Leonelli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Meghan McHale Dangremond, Phillips Andover School
Jack O'Keefe, Catholic Memorial High School
Aaron Ribaudo-Smith, Newburyport 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

Dana Brokmeier, Bryant University 
Emily Lauren Dean, Clark University 
Rebecca Schoolcraft, Southern New Hampshire University 


 Summer Institute Faculty 2022