Becker in the News – Summer 2007

Published on Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Becker College was featured in the article, "Congress Considers Linking Student-Loan Terms to Income," in the June 11 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education. In an interview with reporter Lauren Smith, senior Ashley Hurlburt was asked how she might be affected by the, then pending, new Student Debt Relief Act, proposed by Senator Edward Kennedy.

Becker College ranks at number 69 on the Worcester Business Journal‘s 2007 Top 100 Employers List, up from number 75 in 2006. The list is determined by companies’ number of employees.

A public meeting held for the benefit of Becker’s Leicester campus neighbors was announced in the June 27 issue of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. The meeting was later covered at length in the Spencer New Leader. College administrators laid out plans for the construction of a new dorm and a turf field on the Leicester campus; the turf field would be open to use by members of the community.

On June 30, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported the upcoming opening of the Helen A. Bowditch Health Center at Elm Park Community School. Becker College has partnered with the school and Family Health Center of Worcester in the development of the center, the first school health center in the state open to community residents of all ages. Becker faculty nurse practitioners and nursing students will help to staff the health center.

It was announced in the July 1 Worcester Telegram & Gazette that Susan Carlsen ’04 was appointed assistant director of the Westboro Area Jewish Community Center.

An July 2 article in the Virginian Pilot of Norfolk, Va. announced that three local hockey standouts were to join the Becker College men’s hockey team this fall.

On July 3, Worcester Telegram & Gazette "Sports Street" columnist Nick Manzello touted the success of Becker’s 15th annual Llew Evans Scholarship Golf Tournament. More than $30,000 was raised.

Becker baseball player Ryan Pacyna‘s signing to the Can-Am League New Jersey Jackals was announced in the July 7 Worcester Telegram & Gazette.