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In April of this year, internationally renowned thought leader and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas L. Friedman launched our Presidential Speaker Series. He receives thousands of invitations to speak every year, and only accepts one per month. He chose Becker because he thought there was something unique and different about what we are doing here.
Mr. Friedman is right. At a time when higher education faces increased scrutiny and challenges to its sustainability, Becker College is thriving on all fronts. This fall, we welcomed the largest enrollment in the College’s 230-year history: 2,021 students from across the nation and around the world.
We were selected for the third consecutive year as a “Best College” for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review. Our game design program was ranked as a top college in the U.S. by The Princeton Review for the fifth consecutive year. Our prelicensure nursing graduates posted a 100 percent NCLEX pass rate—ranking us #1 among private undergraduate nursing programs in Massachusetts.
This year, we also launched a number of new academic programs, including a bachelor of arts in global citizenship—the first of its kind in the country—and our first master’s program, in mental health counseling.
I encourage you to read more about how we are truly building a model of success at Becker in the 2014 President’s Report (see below). These achievements show the unity in our community and our strong belief in the value of delivering to the world highly educated, responsible citizens.
As 2014 comes to a close, we have much for which to be thankful. We are proud of our transformational growth—and equally proud of our dedication to our mission and core values. Students, faculty, and staff are united in their dedication to making a difference in the lives of others—from our neighbors to communities around the world.
I am pleased to share with you this year’s holiday e-card (see below). On behalf of Becker College, I wish you and your loved ones peace and joy this holiday season—and throughout the New Year.
Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D.
President, Becker College
I encourage you to read more about how we are truly building a model of success at Becker in the 2014 President’s Report. These achievements show the unity in our community and our strong belief in the value of delivering to the world highly educated, responsible citizens.Read more