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Worcester, MA 01609
Although it may not be apparent with the volume of snow and cold temperatures we have been experiencing, spring semester is well underway, and I am reminded again of just how proud I am of our students and their myriad accomplishments.
We will soon welcome prospective and new students to Campus for our Spring Open House and Accepted Students Day, and we look forward to engaging with them and sharing all that Becker College has to offer.
Becker College is thriving. Our student body continues to grow—this fall, we had the highest enrollment in College history. We were again pleased to be included in The Princeton Review’s 2014 issue of The Best 378 Colleges, and The Princeton Review also ranked Becker, for the fourth consecutive year, among the top colleges in the U.S. for video game design. We opened the new Center for Global Citizenship in December, which will be a hub for global activities—building momentum and new opportunities for students to engage in becoming Global Citizens.
We are excited to bring New York Times columnist and author Thomas L. Friedman to Worcester for Becker’s inaugural Presidential Speaker Series on April 8. The Becker College Presidential Speaker Series invites thought leaders to engage in substantive discourse about the challenges and opportunities in preparing graduates for the future workforce in a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous.
The speaker series, presented by the Becker College Office of the President as a nonprofit fundraiser, advances the College’s mission of educating world ready graduates, prepared to thrive, contribute to, and lead in a global society and supports student scholarships. Proceeds are directed to the John J. Dorsey, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides merit scholarships for students to attend Becker College. Professor Dorsey, who started his career as an attorney and then dedicated more than 40 years to education, was an esteemed professor of Legal Studies at Becker until his passing.
This is an exciting and transformational time at Becker. As president, I am immensely proud of not only our students and of our employees who make the College a truly remarkable educational institution, but of our recent accomplishments that would not have been possible without them.
I am indeed honored to serve as the president of this exceptional College.
Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D.
President, Becker College