Pam Proctor, the president and primary advisor for College Application Consultants, Inc., graduated from Mount Holyoke College and earned a master’s degree in government from Claremont Graduate University.

The Vero Beach Press Journal called her a “Cheerleader Extraordinaire” for her motivational approach to working with college-bound teens.

US News & World Report featuring The College Hook by Pam Proctor

The Miami Herald Living & Learning Sunday March 23, 2008 featuring The College Hook by Pam Proctor of College Applicaiton Consultants, Inc.

Author Pam Proctor in Vero Beach, Florida



In the national media, Pam’s been quoted as an expert on college admissions in publications ranging from the 2008 college edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, to the 2004 edition of “How to Get Into College” by Newsweek-Kaplan, to an AP story on the “new” SAT that was picked up in USA Today and other publications coast to coast. She was also quoted in a front-page story in The New York Times on April 6, 2011, on the subject of college essays.

Pam was one of six experts featured on "The Secrets of College Admissions," an international webcast sponsored by unigo, WSJ on Campus, and Aristotle Circle on September 15, 2010.

Click here to read Pam’s comments in the news.



Pam holds memberships in the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), and the Overseas Press Club (OPC). Since 1999, she has worked as a college consultant to the International Baccalaureate Program of Sebastian River High School in Sebastian, Florida. Click here to find out more about Pam’s book, The College Hook, Second Edition, updated as an e-book for Kindle and Nook.
The College Hook by Pam Proctor
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A former senior editor of Parade magazine, Pam is the author of eleven nonfiction books, including The Joy of Living, with “Today Show” weatherman Willard Scott, and Looking Good at Any Age, with dermatologist Amy E. Newburger, M.D. Her book, Song of Saigon: One Woman’s Journey to Freedom, a memoir and family saga written with former Vietnamese refugee Anh Vu Sawyer, was published by Warner in 2003 to critical acclaim.


In 2006 Pam joined with Thomas Kinkade, the world renowned artist, and Robert Goodwin, President of the Points of Light Foundation, to write Points of Light: A Celebration of the American Spirit of Giving. The inspirational collection of volunteer stories features a foreword by former President George Bush. Click here for book information

Cover of Points of Light by Thomas Kinkade
Students at the Teen Writers Workshop founded by Charlotte Terry and Pam Proctor in collaboration with the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation


In collaboration with the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation and Charlotte Terry, Pam founded the Teen Writers Workshop, a series of half-day seminars designed to introduce high school students to professional writers and offer practical writing experience and feedback. The workshops have been funded in the past by the National Endowment for the Arts and the State of Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs. Click here to learn more about the writing workshops.


Pam is married to the writer William Proctor, a graduate of Harvard College (magna cum laude in history) and The Harvard Law School, who has authored or coauthored more than eighty books, including such international bestsellers as Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper’s Controlling Cholesterol, and The Breakout Principle, with Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard Medical School. Her son, Michael Proctor, a graduate of Amherst College with a degree in philosophy, is a C-130 pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Click here for a link to William Proctor's books.

Click here for a link to William Proctor’s PSAT/SAT/ACT Tutoring Program

Writer William Proctor of Vero Beach, Florida
About Pam Proctor, author of The College Hook. Pam is president of College Consultants, Inc.; facilitator of the Teen Writers Workshops in Vietnam and Florida and writer of Points of Light with Thomas Kincaid and Song of Saigon with Anh Vu Sawyer
...Read Pam’s latest book The College Hook, Second Edition: Packaging Yourself to Win the College Admissions Game, now in a new updated e-book edition for Kindle and Nook...