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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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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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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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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 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 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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