Becker College Number Three on Top Growth List

Published on Friday, November 3rd, 2006

Becker College President Ken Zirkle accepted Worcester Business Journal‘s Top Growth award for the College’s number three spot on the Journal’s annual list. The College’s three-year revenue growth of more than 30% landed Becker a spot among local nonprofits. Zirkle, John Prosser, chair of the Becker College Board of Trustees, and staff members attended the Journal’s annual Top Growth event on November 16, where private, public and other nonprofits also accepted awards.

The College can look forward to continued recognition of this nature under Zirkle’s leadership. He and the board of trustees have put Becker back on track, with enrollment and development numbers steadily climbing higher. Investments in academic programs, faculty and facilties have already begun to pay off. Well-known for its nursing, business and veterinary programs, such new majors as game design and equine studies are drawing students and attention.

"Becker College is poised to achieve a new level of excellence as it continues to grow in size and stature," says Zirkle. "We have a wonderful story to tell."

Number one on the Worcester Business Journal list, with 50% growth, was the Seven Hills Foundation, headed by CEO David Jordan. Jordan has been a member of the Becker College board of trustees since 2004.