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Becker College Awarded Scholarship from GAISA

Published on: September 29, 2020

Becker College has been awarded a $15,000 scholarship from the Global Alliance for International Student Advancement (GAISA), in support of the College’s academic mission. Founded in 2020, GAISA is a non-profit organization building a new model of international student success in higher education.

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Becker College women’s soccer wins award

Published on: September 28, 2020

The Becker College women’s soccer team has been awarded a United Soccer Coaches (USC) Team Academic Award. This is the first time that the Becker women’s soccer team has won the award. The USC recognizes soccer programs at both the collegiate and high school levels, recognizing outstanding performance in the classroom.

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Art exhibit to feature work by professor, alumni

Published on: September 18, 2020

A trio of artists with Becker ties are taking part in Preservation Worcester’s Architectural Heritage Exhibition, which runs through Tuesday, Nov. 24 at The Park View Room, 230 Park Avenue, Worcester.  The exhibit will feature artwork by Becker College Professor Scott Niemi and his sons, Becker alumni Andrew and Jonathan Niemi ’14.

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Becker student holds game development webinars

Published on: September 14, 2020

When Becker College senior Jacob Siegel’s summer internship was cancelled due to the global pandemic, he decided to use the time putting together a series of summer webinars—a project that he called the Game Dev Explorer program—with the goal of giving students an insider look at the game industry.

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Becker named one of the nation’s best colleges

Published on: September 10, 2020

Becker College has been ranked as one of “The Best 386 Colleges” by The Princeton Review.  The Princeton Review college rankings are based on surveys of 143,000 college students, who rated their institutes of higher education in many areas and report on their campus experiences.

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Kickstarting success: Becker alum crowdfunds game

Published on: September 4, 2020

Becker College graduate Christian DeCoster ’19 recently found a way to bring his vision for a new video game to life, by asking the crowd for a hand. “Don’t Take It Personally, I Just Don’t Like You” surpassed its funding goal on the popular Kickstarter platform.

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Becker graduate selected for StartUp Worcester

Published on: September 3, 2020

Pineapple Girl Productions, a business founded by Becker College alumna Addy Brennan, has been selected to take part in StartUp Worcester. This is the seventh consecutive year that Becker College students or graduates have been accepted into the program.

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Becker Athletics presents Hawks Virtual Victories

Published on: August 31, 2020

The Becker College Department of Athletics is holding a 14-week series of virtual challenges for the College’s varsity athletic teams.  The Hawks Virtual Victories (#HawksVV) will run throughout the fall semester, starting on Monday, August 31.

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Tim Loew named to NECC esports board

Published on: August 28, 2020

Tim Loew, general manager of the Becker College Varsity Esports Program, has been named to the Esports Board of Directors for the New England Collegiate Conference. Esports is the NECC’s sixteenth sport, and will feature a regular season schedule, as well as a championship in each of the different games the league will offer.

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Theinert, Litchfield named 40 under Forty honorees

Published on: August 27, 2020

Becker College is proud to announce that Jennifer Litchfield,, Assistant Dean and Chief Nurse Administrator in the School of Human & Animal Health, and Amanda Theinert, Director of the Master of Fine Arts in the School of Design & Technology, have been named to the Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty Class of 2020.

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Switch to online doesn’t slow Summer Innovation Program

Published on: August 25, 2020

This summer, college students from across the country and around the world took part in the annual Mass DiGI Summer Innovation Program (SIP20). The program is normally held on the Worcester Campus of Becker College.  But this year, due to the pandemic, the entire program was held online.

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President Crimmin Welcomes the Becker Community to the Fall 2020 Semester

Published on: August 24, 2020

We’re excited to welcome you back—albeit virtually—for the fall semester. We understand your disappointment with the change to online learning. Students wanted to be in residence halls and back in classrooms; our faculty and staff were looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses.

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Interactive Media Program partnering with SideFX

Published on: August 19, 2020

Becker College is excited to announce that its Interactive Media Program is partnering again with SideFX, the 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 named All-American Scholars

Published on: August 12, 2020

Six Becker College student-athletes have been named Krampade All-American Scholars by the American Hockey Coaches Association. They include five members of the Becker College women’s ice hockey program and one member from the men’s ice hockey program.

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Becker professor publishes “The Book of Esports”

Published on: August 12, 2020

The first definitive book on esports, written by Becker College professor William Collis, is now available in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook. “The Book of Esports” was published by RosettaBooks in August. Collis is an adjunct faculty member for Becker’s School of Design & Technology.

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Becker students launch game

Published on: August 3, 2020

When Joseph Frangiosa ’20 first arrived at Becker College, he had an idea. Working with peers and School of Design & Technology faculty, that idea evolved over his college career and became “Beat the Machine,” an exciting top-down, arcade-style game which launched earlier this month on Steam, the popular PC title storefront.

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Becker College Selected to First Scholars® Network

Published on: July 16, 2020

The Center for First-generation Student Success is pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of First Scholars® Network institutions. Becker College was selected to join the Network after demonstrating a commitment to advancing the outcomes of first-generation students.

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Esports team competes in Overwatch Championship playoffs

Published on: July 13, 2020

The Becker College varsity esports team competed in the Tespa Overwatch Collegiate National Championship playoffs that began on Saturday. Becker’s squad was one of only 64 to earn a seed in the playoffs, out of an original 612 teams that kicked off the competition during the fall season.

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Cooper to present case study at AZVT conference

Published on: June 11, 2020

Becker College student Corynn Cooper has been awarded a scholarship to attend and present a paper at the Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians (AZVT) conference this fall. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in veterinary science, with a concentration in veterinary technology.

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Colleges of Distinction continues to honor Becker College

Published on: June 10, 2020

Becker College has again been recognized as a national and Massachusetts College of Distinction for the 2020-2021 academic year, as well as a Nursing College of Distinction and a Career Development College of Distinction.

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Becker veterinary clinic reopens

Published on: June 9, 2020

The Becker College Veterinary Clinic at the Lenfest Animal Health Center is now open, offering wellness care and non-urgent medical and surgical care for dogs, cats, other small mammals, and birds. The clinic, which is located on the Leicester campus of Becker College, is currently open Monday-Wednesday.

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