52nd Annual Spring Conference, Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA

Dates: Sunday - Tuesday, April 23-25, 2017

Conference Committee Chair:  Rosemary Martin, University of Maryland, College Park

The Conference Planning Committee provides vital support to the Conference Chair. As a volunteer organization, PCACAC relies on its members to accomplish its mission!  Thank you to Rosemary and the Conference Planning Committee for all the work going on right now. If you would like to help out, email Rosemary directly or call 434-989-7557.

Conference Registration Is Open - See the Sessions!

The Conference Planning Committee continues to work diligently to plan events you may have attended in the past and are looking forward to once again. We need you to do your part – register!   See the sessions that are lined up for the conference and download a copy with this link. Most sessions take place Monday, April 24th; however, the Pre-Conference Equity Collaborative workshop topics (April 22-23) as well as the opening (April 23) and closing (April 25) sessions are summarized in this document as well.

A full conference registration includes sessions, meals, a conference social, exhibits, admission to the Counselors College Fair (exhibiting is extra), and covers all events from Sunday afternoon through Tuesday.  Access the Conference-at-a-Glance and Registration Fees & Details for more information about the schedule and costs associated with particular events.  Register online by completing the Conference Registration Form for both individual registrations or for a group of PCACAC members from the same institution. Registration is open through Monday, April 10, 2016.  We do not offer on-site registration. 

Lodging is separate and is the responsibility of each conference participant.  Contact the reservations specialists at the Kingsmill Resort directly at 800-832-5665 to reserve a guestroom.  


PCACAC Equity Collaborative Pre-Conference Workshop - Thank you to William & Mary for hosting!

PCACAC invites you to join us before the conference for the Potomac and Chesapeake Admission Counselors Equity Collaborative.  The collaborative is an interactive pre-conference workshop for the discussion of diversity, equity, and inclusive practices in college admission and counseling.  Here counselors and college admission officers will come together to engage in conversations that build multicultural literacy and will share best practices for advancing our profession, specifically focusing on issues that affect historically underserved and marginalized communities. Discussions at the pre-conference workshop are relevant for all members of the college admission community.  Join us for the workshop and the conference for one low registration fee. If you can only attend the pre-conference workshop, bring a coworker and save on both registrations.  

For more information regarding the workshop topics and facilitators, download the PCACAC Equity Collaborative Workshop Program with this link.  Information regarding fees and registration can be downloaded here.  Register for the pre-conference workshop early - attendance is limited to 40 participants.  A significant discount is available for those that want to attend both the conference and the pre-conference workshop. However, attendance to both events is not required. 

The pre-conference workshop is a great experience for coworkers to attend together.  For this reason, a discount will be applied to the cost to attend the workshop when two or more individuals from the same institution register together. This discount does not apply to the conference registration fees.  For more information regarding the discount for two or more coworkers, contact PCACAC's Executive Assistant at info@pcacac.org.

Lodging is separate and is the responsibility of each pre-conference workshop participant.  Contact the reservations specialists at the Kingsmill Resort directly at 800-832-5665 to reserve a guestroom.  

PCACAC wants to thank its sponsors for the 52nd Annual Conference



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It isn't too late to sponsor, follow this link to contribute.

If you attended PCACAC’s conferences in the past, you were a witness to the amazing things that partnering with PCACAC can do to support those who work with students in the transition between high school and college.  Contributions received helped to fund programs like our Marion Flagg Scholarship Program, the Student Support Grant, and the Local Counselor Sponsorship program.  Partnering provided opportunities for our colleagues, both new and veteran, to expand their networks and educate one another while continuing to ensure PCACAC’s fiscal health.  This feat could have never been accomplished without your personal and institutional investments in the mission of PCACAC.  To sponsor either the Student Support Grant or the Local Counselor Sponsorship program again click on the links provided in this paragraph.  To sponsor conference events or the Marion Flagg Scholarship program go directly to the Sponsorship and Contribution Form.

Thank you to those that have supported PCACAC and it programs and services for college admission professionals in the past, especially those that have supported the annual conference.  It is time again to support the successful programs, networking, and education that takes place at PCACAC's Annual Conferences. The 2017 Prospectus outlines sponsorship opportunities for the conference and can be downloaded here.  To specify and sponsor directly, access the Sponsorship and Contribution Form by clicking this link.  

Questions regarding sponsorship, the Prospectus, and the online form can be addressed to: 
Sponsorship Co-Chairs:  Ashley Woodard, awoodard@umw.edu or Katie McEnroe, Katie.McEnroe@holton-arms.edu
Sponsorship Form:  Annie Hilten, PCACAC Executive Assistant, info@pcacac.org, 434-989-7557

Exhibit and Advertise

Our exhibitors and advertisers for the conference earn a variety of benefits! The 2017 Conference Prospectus provides more information about these opportunities and benefits and can be downloaded with this link.  Whether you choose to join us as an exhibitor or simply advertise in our Conference Program, we want to thank you for making a difference and helping us bring together admission and counseling professionals like yourself.  Access the Exhibitor Registration and Program Advertisement online form by clicking this link.  Questions regarding exhibiting and advertising as well as the online form can be addressed to:

Exhibit CoChairs:  Carolyn Doyle, cdoyle@archmereacademy.com or Rachel Wyant, rwyant@smsapps.org
Exhibit and Advertising Form:  Annie Hilten, PCACAC Executive Assistant, info@pcacac.org, 434-989-7557

2017 Conference Prospectus, Forms, and additional information

Lodging Information and Registration 

  • Call Kingsmill Resort directly at 800-832-5665 to make reservations.  
  • Contact the PCACAC Executive Administrative Assistant at info@pcacac.org for more information.

Recognizing our Members

Share in the fun and get to know some of your colleagues by celebrating them in The Anchor. Contact Kellie Stewart, Communications Chair, at kstewart@gonzaga.org for more information.


PCACAC Conferences

MEMBERS may log in at www.pcacac.org (right side) and select the drop-down menus from "Conferences" to view professional development materials from our 2012 to 2016 conferences!

Remembering the 51st Annual Conference

THANK YOU to our 2016 Partners...

PCACAC’s goal is to build lasting relationships with a focus on Partners who are committed to our mission and vision.  All Partners were recognized via our mobile application, in a downloadable version of our Conference Program and in an on-site print circulation of 350 or more. Click on the logo to visit each sponsor's site:


  • ADMIRAL: $4,000+
 Social, $5,000

  • ANCHOR: $1,500-2,499

 - Tuesday's Membership Meeting and Brunch, $2,000

- First Timers Session and Counselor's College Fair, $1,500

 - Marion Flagg Scholarship Program (3 sponsorships), $1,500

 - Mobile Application, $1,500

- Name Badge Wallets, $1,500

  • STEWARD:  $500-1,499:
Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (AIMS) - Snack & Refreshment Breaks, $500
Annapolis Area Christian School, Archbishop Spalding High School, Concordia Preparatory School, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, Boys’ Latin School, Bryn Mawr School, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Friends School of Baltimore, Garrison Forest School, Gilman School, Glenelg Country School, Indian Creek School, Jemicy School, The John Carroll School, Key School, Loyola Blakefield School, McDonogh School, Maryvale Preparatory School, Mercy High School, Notre Dame Preparatory School, Oldfields School, The Park School of Baltimore, Roland Park Country School, St. James School, St. Paul’s School, St. Paul’s School for Girls, St. Timothy’s School, and Severn School

 - Marion Flagg Scholarship Program (2 sponsorships), $1,000

Delaware Association of Independent Schools - Hospitality Table, $500; Snack & Refreshment Breaks, $500
Archmere Academy, Caravel Academy, Padua Academy, St. Andrew's School, St. Elizabeth High School, St. Mark's High School, St. Thomas More Academy, Salesianum School, Sanford School, The Tatnall School, Tower Hill School, Ursuline Academy, Wilmington Christian School, and Wilmington Friends School

- Past Presidents Breakfast, $1,000

Mike Oligmueller, The Potomac School - $500 in memory of Suzanne Colligan, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School

Richmond Area Independent Schools - Ann Powell Mentoring Program (2 sponsorships), $1,000
Benedictine College Preparatory, Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot Catholic School, Christchurch School, Collegiate School, The New Community School, St. Catherine’s School, St. Christopher’s School, St. Gertrude High School, St. Margaret’s School, The Steward School, Trinity Episcopal School, and Westminster Academy

Tidewater Independent Schools - Ann Powell Mentoring Program, $500
Cape Henry Collegiate, Hampton Roads Academy, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, Norfolk Academy, Norfolk Collegiate

Washington Area Independent Schools
- $1,000 in 
memory of Suzanne Colligan, a long-time counselor at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School. Suzanne was a tireless advocate for students, a wonderful and supportive colleague, and a good friend to all those she encountered.
  • CREW: Up to $499
Mike Carter, St. Stephens & St. Agnes School (VA) - $50

Barbara Conner, Foxcroft School (VA) - $100

Jayne Caflin Fonash, Loudoun Academy of Science (VA) - $100

Robyn Lady, Chantilly High School (VA) - $100 in memory of Jack Blackburn

Mary Layman,
The Covenant School (VA) $100

Julia Ross -

Sue Rexford, 
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (VA) - $100

Jeff Smith, 
St. Mary's College of Maryland (MD) - $50 in honor of PCACAC Past Presidents





PCACAC is excited that the following exhibitors and advertisers will be partnering with us for this year's conference.  Click on each logo to visit their site!






Awards, Scholarships and Special Programs

The following awards, scholarships and special programs were honored at our 2016 Conference:


Future Conferences:

Our 2018 Conference will be held at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware from Sunday, April 15 through Tuesday, April 17.