2020 Summer Institute

Hosted by Longwood University's Admissions Office
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA

Co-Chair:  Butch Hamilton, St. Mary's Ryken High School (MD)
Co-Chair:  Kevin Zimmerman, Seton Hill University (PA)

PD Chair:  Alice Robertson, Chantilly High School (VA)
College Tours:  Kevin ZimmermanSeton Hill University (PA)

PCACAC office:
Rhonda Douthit, Executive Assistant & Site Director
[email protected] | 434-989-7557

Using a personalized setting, this event is uniquely designed to provide training, networking opportunities and leadership development for new and mid-level college admission and counseling professionals who assist students in the transition from high school to college. The two-day institute offers a lineup of sessions that promise to motivate and educate professionals on both sides of the desk. Your participation furthers our mission to support and advance college admission professionals like yourself as you guide your institution, students, and families in an ethical manner.

Follow up the Institute with tours to nearby colleges and universities on July 21-22.


Join the faculty team for our 17th Annual Summer Institute.  PCACAC covers the cost of registration, travel, meals, and lodging (in Frazer residence hall).  In order to be considered for a faculty position, candidates must be PCACAC members in good standing, with the majority of their work being conducted in the PCACAC region.

For consideration, please complete our online application by March 13, 2020.  Selected faculty will be notified by April 3.



Registration will open in late April 2020.


Sport your PCACAC gear at the Institute or throughout the year! To order with an embroidered PCACAC anchor logo visit our LANDS' END SITE.

Remembering the 2019 Summer Institute

Hosted by Shepherd University Admissions Office
301 N. King Street
Shepherdstown, WV 25443


Chair: Kate Perry, William and Mary (VA)
PD Chair:  Alice Robertson, Chantilly High School (VA)
College Tours:  Kevin Zimmerman, Roanoke College (VA)

Following the Institute, we held tours to Shenandoah University on July 16, then on to Mount St. Mary's University and Hood College on July 17. 


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Session Lineup and Presentations


The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) joined hands with PCACAC to provide grant money in support of school counselors or admission professionals who work with students in public school systems or public charter schools. Grant recipients received free Summer Institute registration and a PCACAC membership through September 30, 2020. Congratulations to the 2019 recipients:

  • Shannon Bryant, Petersburg City Public Schools (VA)
  • Stephanie Campbell, Loch Raven High School (MD)
  • Carla Hunter, Washington High School (WV)
  • Shamelle Ingram, Prince George's County Public Schools (MD)


2019 fees:



Sunday night, LODGING ONLY
(early arrival and check-in option)



Summer Institute Registration
(excludes Wednesday college tours)



College Tours: Tuesday night lodging & Wednesday light breakfast for college tours



Learn more at www.pcacac.org/2019-summer-institute.