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Becker seniors start Women in Gaming Club

Published on: February 13, 2020

Becker College seniors Victoria Yong and Chloe Tibets have started a Women in Gaming Club. Their plan was to help their fellow women interact with and support each other. They’ve ended up achieving much more.

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Rockstar New England visits Becker College

Published on: February 12, 2020

Representatives from Rockstar New England recently came to Becker College to speak to nearly a hundred Interactive Media Design students about what it’s like to work at one of Massachusetts’ premier game development studios. 

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Becker team takes grand prize in MassDiGI Game Challenge

Published on: February 11, 2020

A team of Becker College students has won the grand prize in the MassDiGI Game Challenge pitch contest with their game, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion. The game will be released later this year.

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Becker students’ artwork selected for ArtsWorcester College Show

Published on: February 3, 2020

Artwork by eight Becker College students is being featured in the Sixteenth Annual ArtsWorcester College Show, which runs through March 7. The exhibit is view in ArtsWorcester’s East and West Galleries, at 44 Portland St, in Worcester.  It is free and open to the public.

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Becker receives Reliant Foundation grant for Mental Health Counseling program

Published on: January 27, 2020

Becker College has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Reliant Foundation to fund a Mental Health Career Pipeline Scholarship for students enrolled in the College’s Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling. The grant will help address the shortage of mental health professionals in the Greater Worcester area by supporting students in the program.   

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Becker’s registered nursing program ranked #1

Published on: January 12, 2020

Becker College’s Registered Nursing Program has been ranked #1 out of 50 nursing schools in Massachusetts by Nursingprocess.org. Ranking factors investigate four broad areas: academic quality, NCLEX-RN exam performance, affordability, and the overall reputation of the school, with academic quality and NCLEX-RN first-time pass rate given the maximum weight as indicators of the College’s performance record. 

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Becker esports team highlighted

Published on: January 10, 2020

Becker College’s varsity Overwatch team took center stage in a recently-published Experience Magazine story about esports.

The story, “Forget football. Video games are the next big college sport,” opens from the perspective of Becker’s Overwatch coach, Nick “Shifty” Travis, giving a pep talk to the members of College’s varsity team before a match, and expands to discuss the growth and mainstream acceptance of esports.

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Becker student’s research to be shown at conference

Published on: November 19, 2019

Christina Gomez, a senior biology major at Becker College, is having a portion of her research project presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Anaheim, CA.

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Becker Athletics Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Published on: November 14, 2019

The Becker College Department of Athletics in conjunction with the Hall of Fame Committee has announced the Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Six individuals and one team will be inducted into the College’s Hall of Fame on December 14 at 4:00 p.m. in the Fuller Campus Center, on Becker College’s Leicester Campus.

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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 plans hockey game to help fight cancer

Published on: February 7, 2020

When the men’s ice hockey teams from Becker College and Wentworth Institute of Technology face off on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1:10 p.m., they’ll be playing with the goal of fighting cancer. The two colleges are participating in a Hockey Fights Cancer event, to benefit the American Cancer Society.

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NECC Esports Showcase held at Becker College

Published on: February 4, 2020

Leaders in the esports industry, students in the field of esports, and people interested in learning more about the sport’s growing popularity, gathered at Becker College on January 31 for a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Esports Showcase.

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Becker hosting NECC Esports Showcase on Jan. 31

Published on: January 31, 2020

Becker College will host a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Esports Showcase on Friday, January 31, from 1:30-5 p.m.  The event, which is being held in partnership with the Massachusetts Digital Game Institute (MassDiGI), will take place in the Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, at 80 William Street, on the College’s Worcester Campus.

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Becker hosts High School Esports Invitational

Published on: January 29, 2020

Becker College’s inaugural High School Winter Esports Invitational — The Becker Esports Cup — is now underway.  
On January 25, the state champion varsity esports teams from Shrewsbury High School (MA) and Woodstock Academy (CT) met in the College’s Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship to compete in the first on-site match of the League of Legends tournament.

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Esports Showcase to be held at Becker College

Published on: December 6, 2019

The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) will hold an Esports Showcase, in partnership with the Massachusetts Digital Game Institute (MassDiGI), on January 31, 2020, at Becker College. The Showcase will feature panel discussions by industry leaders, as well as a question-and-answer session for those interested in learning more about this emerging landscape

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Becker College hosting Demo Night

Published on: November 22, 2019

Becker College’s International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Club is hosting a Demo Night on Friday, Nov. 22, from 6-9 p.m. in the Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, at 80 William Street on Becker College’s Worcester Campus. 

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Christine Cassidy honored as an outstanding woman in business

Published on: November 18, 2019

Christine Cassidy, the chair of Becker College’s Board of Trustees and a Becker College graduate, has been named an Outstanding Women in Business honoree for 2019 by The Worcester Business Journal.

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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.

The College is closed today, February 17, in honor of Presidents Day. Undergraduate Admissions will be open from 9am-noon.