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On September 15, 2011, on Becker's Worcester campus, the ribbon was cut to signify the official opening of MassDiGI, the first video games institute to be established in Massachusetts. More...
Leicester Academy is founded.
Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin, graduates.
William Morton, the “Father of Modern Anesthesiology,” graduates.
First perfect game in major league baseball is pitched at the Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds--now the Weller Academic Center quad on the Worcester Campus.
Elliott P. Joslin, the first doctor in the United States to specialize in diabetes and the founder of today’s Joslin Diabetes Center, graduates.
Becker’s Business College is founded at 492 Main St., Worcester, Mass.
Harry G. Stoddard, Worcester industrialist, graduates.
Becker’s Business College changes its name to Becker College of Business Administration and Secretarial Science.
Colton House on Cedar St. in Worcester opens as the College's first dormitory for women.
Becker initiates a major in journalism--the first to be offered in the East.
Becker establishes its student newspaper, The Becker Journal.
Leicester Junior College is established.
Becker School of Business Administration and Secretarial Science changes its name to Becker Junior College of Business Administration and Secretarial Science, and receives the authority to grant associate in science degrees.
Becker introduces its retail merchandising program, the first in Massachusetts.
Edward Fendell, NASA head of the Communications Systems Section, Flight Control Division, and instrumentation and communications officer for the Apollo 11 moon landing, graduates.
Senator John F. Kennedy visits campus to address a Becker assembly.
The Paul R. Swan Library is dedicated on the Leicester Campus.
The Borger Academic Center is dedicated on the Leicester Campus.
Cooperative Education is first offered.
Becker Junior College of Business Administration and Secretarial Science and Leicester Junior College merge.
The associate in science in veterinary technology, the first in Massachusetts, is accredited.
Becker College properties in Worcester are added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Animal Health Care Center opens on the Leicester Campus.
The Gilbert R. Boutin Student Center is dedicated on the Worcester Campus.
Becker Junior College of Business Administration and Secretarial Science changes its name to Becker College, with continued authority to grant associate in science degrees.
The William F. Ruska Library is dedicated on the Worcester Campus.
Becker College receives authority to grant bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees.
A student center is constructed on the Leicester Campus.
The Lenfest Family Animal Health Clinic is dedicated.
The Arnold C. Weller, Jr. Academic Center is dedicated on the Worcester Campus.
Becker College properties in Leicester are added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Barrett Hall, a residence hall on the Leicester Campus, is dedicated in honor of Colleen Barrett ’64.
Rev. Samuel May, Jr. House is authenticated as an official National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site by the National Park Service.
Becker College marks 20 years of criminal justice education.
Becker College initiates the Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series in honor of the College’s eighth president.
The Becker College nursing program celebrates “25 Years of Caring.”
The Princeton Review ranks the Becker College undergraduate video game design program #1 in New England and #4 in the United States and Canada.
Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D., is named tenth president of Becker College.
Gov. Deval Patrick and Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray approve the designation of Becker College as host of the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (Mass DiGI).
Becker College receives a $1.5 million grant from the Allerton Foundation to establish an endowed chair, the Allerton Chair of Animal Health Sciences
Becker College is selected by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education and is included in its The Best 377 Colleges: 2013 Edition.
The Becker College game design program is ranked among the top-10 colleges in the U.S. and Canada by The Princeton Review.
The bachelor of science in nursing program is launched.
Becker is #1 among undergraduate nursing programs in Massachusetts, with a 99% prelicensure nursing graduates' first-time NCLEX pass rate in 2011.
The new Student Center opens on the Leicester Campus (fall 2012).