About the Campus Center

About the Campus Center

The red brick, architectural concrete, and glass structure, linked to the existing 15,000-square-foot Student Center with a neo-classical masonry tower, welcomes students and visitors to the Leicester campus.

A place for students

A place for students

“This building has truly united our two campuses.” --Brooke Cote '13, Student Government Association President

A place with purpose

A place with purpose

A large, open-glass, stainless steel and porcelain stairway near the main entrance welcomes students to the second-floor fitness center, game room, aerobics studio, and offices.

Becker College Dedicates the George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Campus Center

Published on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012



  • Presidential Ambassadors

  • MA Rep. John J. Binienda

  • Fuller Campus Center Opening

  • The Architects

  • Our Students

  • William J. Masiello, Architect

  • Dianna Provencher, Leicester Board of Selectmen

  • President Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D., SGA President Brooke Cote, Becker Board of Trustees Chair Jay DiGeronimo (l-r)

  • Presidential Ambassadors and President Johnson

  • Dr. David Ellis, President Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D., and VP of Institutional Advancement Dean Hickey

  • SGA President Brooke Cote '13

  • Rev. Dr. Debra Pallatto-Fontaine

  • Hannah J. Eastman sings the National Anthem

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  • Dr. Deborah T. Kochevar, professor and dean at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University joins President Johnson and Hank the Hawk

  • The Fuller Campus Center Opening stage party

  • President Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D. and Hank the Hawk

  • The Becker College Cabinet

  • MA Sen. Mike Moore, President Johnson, Selectman Dianna Provencher, and MA Rep. John J. Binienda (l-r)

  • Our students

  • Campus Activities & Student Leadership Team: Dr. Tracey Pakstis-Claiborne, Hank the Hawk, Danielle O'Connell, and David Bostick (l-r)

  • The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Campus Center

  • President Robert E. Johnson and Michelle Jones-Johnson

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Becker College President Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D. announced the name of the George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Campus Center, in recognition of leadership support, at a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, September 21, at 10:30 a.m., on its Leicester, Mass., campus.

The speaking program included Becker College President Johnson, Becker Trustee Chair Arthur P. (Jay) DiGeronimo, Becker Senior Vice President and CFO David Ellis, Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury), Mass. Representative John J. Binienda (D-Worcester), Leicester Selectman Dianna Provencher, architect William J. Masiello, and Becker College Student Government Association President Brooke Cote ’13.

The new Campus Center is a $9.5 million 35,727-square-foot facility which includes:

  • Red brick, architectural concrete, and glass, linked to the existing 15,000-square-foot Student Center with a neo-classical masonry tower
  • A 254-seat dining hall, featuring ingredients from local growers, windows offering spectacular vista views, and a brick oven
  • A spacious fitness center with cardio and strength-training equipment, and flat-screen televisions
  • A mirrored fitness classroom with floating hardwood floor
  • A game room with video game stations, and pool and ping pong tables
  • A large, glass-and-stainless-steel stairway, against a photographic mural displaying the Becker College mission, opens to the second floor
  • Quiet study space, with computers
  • An expansive outdoor patio
  • Renovated main entrance approach and parking area

The Campus Center was also constructed using the following green elements:

  • Carpets, windows, and ceilings made from recycled material
  • Cool flat roofs
  • High-efficiency HVAC
  • Heat recovery systems
  • Low-water use plumbing fixtures
  • Energy-saving LED lighting
  • Energy-saving control systems
  • Natural daylight provided by bays of window to capture sunlight and views, reducing electrical consumption
  • High-performance solar-reducing glazing to minimize air conditioning demand

In addition, significant renovations were made to the adjacent Student Center, connected to the new building by a glass-enclosed walkway, including the new Health and Wellness Suite, triple the size of its previous space; a new and expanded College bookstore; the new Student Administrative Services Suite for registrar, financial aid, and student accounts; and additional offices for Student Affairs staff.