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Becker students named to Hampshire Honor Society

Published on: April 20, 2020

Becker College students Ryan Gries and Robert Pellerin have been recognized by the National Football Foundation and named to the Hampshire Honor Society. The students were selected based on their academic and athletic accomplishments throughout their collegiate careers.

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Summer game camps cancelled

Published on: April 17, 2020

Here at Becker College, we have decided to err on the side of caution and forgo summer camps and studios for Summer 2020, due to current pandemic.  However, discussions about potentially offering additional online engagements are underway, to facilitate those who had planned to attend the 2020 studios and camps.  Please check back for additional information.

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Esports is becoming the sport to watch

Published on: April 17, 2020

Becker College is leading the way as esports moves to center stage in the sport arena. As WGBH pointed out in an April 17 news article, Becker’s recent Overwatch Invitational Tournament was likely the “only kind of intercollegiate competition still underway in Massachusetts.”

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Mental Health Counseling Program Uses Technology to Address Community Needs

Published on: April 17, 2020

Becker College’s Mental Health Counseling Program is using technology to address the community’s needs while supporting students’ education and training. Students are providing online counseling services to community residents through the use of secure videoconferencing technology.

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Becker College is ranked #1 for gamers

Published on: April 16, 2020

Becker College has been recognized as the top school in the country for gamers. According to College Magazine, Becker is the number one college in the U.S. for “savvy technology, career opportunities and school clubs and events for gamers at every level.” The publication is a national daily guide to campus life written by students for students.

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Becker to compete in Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup

Published on: April 16, 2020

The Becker College varsity and junior varsity Overwatch teams will both be competing in the Spring 2020 Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup (BUCC), which kicks off on April 17. The competition will feature New England colleges and universities looking to display their skills against other top teams in the region for the chance to earn the cup.

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Becker creates OutReach program for students

Published on: April 14, 2020

Becker College is launching OutReach for home-bound high school students. This, free, fun, online program offers weekly livestreamed, faculty-led programs on game design, interactive media, business, and esports.

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Becker is the heart of gaming in Worcester

Published on: April 13, 2020

The city of Worcester is becoming a hub for gaming, with Becker College leading the way. According to an article in The Pulse magazine, “To find the nexus of …gaming creativity in Worcester you need to turn your attention to Becker College.”

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DevConnect lets students network with industry leaders

Published on: April 8, 2020

MassDiGI, the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute at Becker College, recently hosted DevConnect, a week-long networking event designed to give game design students the opportunity to interact with industry leaders, show off their skills, and gain valuable connections. While such networking events are usually held in person, DevConnect was held entirely online.

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NECC spotlights Women’s Lacrosse Senior Class

Published on: April 7, 2020

The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) recognized the Becker College women’s lacrosse team senior class this week.   This group was integral in the greatest single-season turnaround in NCAA history, improving from 1-13 in 2018 to 13-2 in 2019, reaching the finals of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Championship Tournament.

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Becker wins Overwatch Invitational Tournament

Published on: April 6, 2020

Becker College’s Varsity Esports has won the spring Overwatch Invitational Tournament, which was held online on Sunday, April 5. In addition to Becker, the teams that competed in the event included the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Murray State University, and Emerson College.

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Nursing association recognizes Assistant Dean Litchfield

Published on: April 3, 2020

Becker College Assistant Dean Jennifer Litchfield is the focus of an article posted by the National Student Nurses’ Association.  She joined the association while attending Becker College, and now serves her alma mater as the assistant dean and chief nurse administrator for the College’s School of Nursing & Health Sciences.

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Overwatch Invitational Tournament set for April 5

Published on: April 2, 2020

Becker College’s Varsity Esports Program is excited to announce that its spring Overwatch Invitational Tournament will take place on Sunday, April 5. In addition to Becker, the teams competing online will include the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Murray State University, and Emerson College.

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Becker professor pens definitive esports book

Published on: April 1, 2020

William Collis, adjunct faculty in Becker College’s School of Design & Technology, has written the first definitive text on esports. “The Book of Esports” provides a comprehensive history of esports and an overview of the modern competitive gaming ecosystem, and introduces explanatory frameworks that predict how the industry will evolve.

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Natasha Pacheco – Taking Flight with the Hawks Rookie

Published on: April 1, 2020

Becker College freshman Natasha Pacheco has won both the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) and Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Rookie of the Year awards. She is the first Hawk ever to be so recognized with both accolades, and just the third Hawk ever to be named the top rookie in the NECC.  

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Becker College Joins #PlayApartTogether Effort

Published on: March 31, 2020

Becker College is supporting #PlayApartTogether, an initiative recently launched by The World Health Organization and the global game industry to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The College is supporting #PlayApartTogether with several of its own initiatives including an upcoming series of free, fun, and educational virtual events.

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Becker recognized for helping transfer students succeed

Published on: March 30, 2020

Becker College has been named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2020 Transfer Honor Roll for its efforts to help transfer students succeed. The honor is awarded to the top 25 percent of colleges who earned the organization’s highest Transfer Friendliness Ratings.

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Becker students help create free educational game

Published on: March 26, 2020

An educational game, designed with the help of Becker College students and faculty, is being offered free of charge to children.  “Building the Universe” is one of the games that East Hartford-based TheBeamer LLC is offering online for free while schools are closed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Becker College student recognized for research

Published on: March 25, 2020

Becker College senior Rebecca Fleiner was recently recognized in a national publication. Fleiner is pursuing a B.S. in biology as well as a B.A. in psychology with a pre-med concentration. She recently received an official acknowledgement in the journal “NeuroToxicology” for her research work in support of an article on “Brainstem Atrophy in Gulf War Illness.”

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Becker’s Game Design program now #2 in the world

Published on: March 25, 2020

Becker College continues to be a powerhouse in game design education, moving up a spot in this year’s Princeton Review’s rankings to #2 in the world. In addition, Becker College’s Master of Fine Arts in Interactive Media moved up to #10 in the world in the Princeton Review’s graduate school rankings.

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Becker College ranked #1 by College Magazine

Published on: March 22, 2020

Becker College has been recognized by College Magazine as the top school in the U.S. for those who want to pursue a career in the field of gaming.   The publication is a national daily guide to campus life written by students for students. In its “10 Best Schools for Gamers,” College Magazine ranked Becker College as their top choice. 

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