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Dual degree options offer new paths to success

Published on: November 7, 2019

Becker College junior Jennifer Girardin found a way to pursue her ideal career path by combining two majors—through the College’s unique dual degree option.

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Becker wins inaugural Overwatch Invitational Tournament

Published on: November 6, 2019

Becker College’s Varsity Esports Overwatch team won the College’s inaugural Overwatch Invitational Tournament. Teams competing included the University of Mississippi, Murray State University, and New England College, with Becker College competing and serving as the host institution.

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Fall Fair held in Becker’s Gardens & Greenway

Published on: November 4, 2019

Becker College’s FFA Chapter recently hosted a Fall Fair on the College’s new Gardens & Greenway, at 69 Sever Street on the Worcester Campus.

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Becker to Host Inaugural Overwatch Invitational Tournament

Published on: October 30, 2019

Becker College’s Varsity Esports Program is excited to announce that its inaugural Overwatch Invitational Tournament will take place on Friday, November 1.

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Becker hosts game jam for high school students

Published on: October 26, 2019

Becker College and MassDiGI recently hosted a game jam for high school students as part of Massachusetts STEM Week 2019.

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Becker student receives Collegiate Apprentice Award

Published on: October 25, 2019

Becker College student-athlete Michael McMahon was presented with a Collegiate Apprentice Award at the Mechanics Hall 2019 Celebration of Excellence.

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Becker professor to speak at Celtic’s esports night

Published on: October 24, 2019

The Boston Celtics are hosting an educational speaker panel event on the esports industry featuring Vaughn Calhoun, director of business and esports management at Becker College.

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Becker voted one of the nation’s best online schools for the second year in a row

Published on: October 10, 2019

Becker College’s School of Graduate & Professional Studies has been ranked as a top online school in Massachusetts for the second consecutive year.

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Becker Officially Opens New Gardens & Greenway

Published on: October 4, 2019

Becker College recently held a grand opening of its Gardens & Greenway—an urban oasis located on its Worcester Campus that is the only privately owned green space on the west side of Worcester.

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Becker’s esports offerings in the news

Published on: October 4, 2019

Becker College’s esports programs were the focus of a recent television segment which aired on Boston 25 News.

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Art exhibit features work by Becker faculty

Published on: October 3, 2019

Becker College faculty members are taking part of a month-long art exhibition at the Sprinkler Factory Gallery in Worcester. The exhibit, “Spooky Interaction at a Distance,” reflects on the enormous call-and-response influence of interactive art as contemporary medium.

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Becker in the News: September 2019

Published on: October 3, 2019

Feed your brain in these tasty college towns, Boston Globe, Sept. 27 Becker College is mentioned in this story about the culinary scene in Worcester and other New England college towns.   Obituary: Harriet R. Sorlin, The Post Star, Sept. 25 Becker College alumna Harriet (Richardson) Sorlin passed away on Sept. 21. She graduated from […]

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College welcomes first varsity esports head coach

Published on: October 3, 2019

The Becker College Varsity Esports Program has announced Nicholas “Shifty” Travis as its Overwatch head coach. “Shifty” is a highly regarded coaching veteran whose past roles with professional esports organizations such as the British Hurricane; the Overwatch League London Spitfire’s academy team, where he won a title; and Dignitas have given him a unique perspective […]

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Interactive Media Program Named SideFX Certified Partner

Published on: September 30, 2019

Becker College has become the latest partner with SideFX, Academy-Award-winning developers of a visual effects software called Houdini, the premier, state-of-the-art digital content creation tool for the feature film and games industry.

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Becker Students Craft Puppet Kits for Kids

Published on: September 27, 2019

Students at Becker College gathered on September 25, 2019 to craft puppet kits for youngsters who are receiving treatment at various local hospitals.

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Becker and ASA Establish the ASA Center for Digital Learning Models

Published on: September 18, 2019

Becker is pleased to announce a partnership with American Student Assistance® to establish the ASA Center for Digital Learning Models at Becker College.

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Tail-Wagging Dog Days Are Back

Published on: September 16, 2019

One of the perks of being part of the Becker College community is spending time with some very friendly canines. Becker Dog Days is held several times a semester on the Leicester Campus, around noontime. Over the course of an hour, students enjoy snacks, catch up with friends, and spend time with very happy dogs. […]

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Students Surpass National Pass Rate on the Veterinary Technician Exam

Published on: September 10, 2019

Becker College is proud to announce an increase in its Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) pass rate. According to the annual report from the American Association of Veterinary State Boards for the time period July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019, the Becker pass rate for first-time candidates was 83.7%.

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The Virtual High School and Becker Partner to Offer Dual Credit Options

Published on: August 29, 2019

The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.), a non-profit organization empowering schools with the industry’s most extensive offering of online learning programs, announced a new dual credit option for students.

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Becker in the News: August 2019

Published on: August 28, 2019

Power bars, heads-up displays and car-crash comparisons: How player tracking data could revolutionize hockey on TV, The Athletic, Aug. 27 Alan Ritacco, dean of the School of Design and Technology at Becker College, talks about how game technology and esports could help make traditional sports more attractive to younger fans.   The Virtual High School […]

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MassDiGI interns shine at open house

Published on: August 23, 2019

Students from across the country and around the world spent their summer at Becker College, taking part in the annual Mass DiGI Summer Innovation Program (SIP). The 12-week long internship culminated in an open house at Becker’s Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship on the Worcester Campus. “The open house was a huge success,” […]