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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,” […]

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O’Connell receives 40 Under Forty award

Published on: August 20, 2019

Danielle O’Connell, Becker College’s dean of admissions, has been named as one of the recipients of Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty awards.  The awards celebrate outstanding local business leaders who work in Central Massachusetts, live in Massachusetts and are under 40 years old. “I am honored to be selected for this distinction, and to […]

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Caron selected for Leadership Worcester Class of 2020

Published on: August 19, 2019

Becker College is proud to announce that Robert Caron, Sc.D., interim dean of the School of Nursing & Health Sciences, has been selected for the Leadership Worcester Class of 2020. In this fifth cohort, Dr. Caron joins other professionals from businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations based throughout the Worcester area. Beginning in September, the Class […]

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Becker College teaming up with NEADS to help train service dogs

Published on: August 13, 2019

Becker College’s School of Animal Studies and Natural Sciences is offering a new way for students to gain valuable skills while also helping to improve the lives of those with disabilities. Through a partnership with NEADS World Class Service Dogs, Becker is providing care and basic obedience training for puppies on their journey to become official service dogs.

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Open house held for the Summer Innovation Program

Published on: August 11, 2019

The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) hosted its annual Summer Innovation Program Open House on Thursday, August 8, at Becker College. Visitors had a chance to play the games being made by MassDiGI SIP interns before they are launched later this year. The interns in the Summer Innovation Program — including students from 17 different […]

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Becker College police captain honored with Clery Compliance Award

Published on: August 1, 2019

Becker College Police Captain Richard Menard, president of the Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (MACLEA), received the D. Stafford and Associates Excellence in Clery Compliance Award at the Annual National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals (NACCOP) Conference in Baltimore this month. Each year, the NACCOP award recognizes a current practitioner who […]

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Becker in the News: July 2019

Published on: July 29, 2019

In addition to the items listed below, hundreds of news releases were published in print and online news publications across the country about students who graduated from Becker College or were named to the Dean’s List.   College Town, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, July 25 MassDiGI will hold a Summer Innovation Program Open House on […]

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Becker introduces Girls Inc. to veterinary science

Published on: July 24, 2019

Recently, a group of 30 ninth graders from Girls Inc. Worcester were invited to Becker College to take part in animal and veterinary science STEM activities. The program, held at Becker’s Veterinary Clinic at Lenfest Animal Health Center, is part of a partnership between Becker and the Girls Inc. Eureka program.

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Alumni, Family, and Friends Weekend

Published on: July 21, 2019

Save the Date Alumni, Family, and Friends Homecoming Weekend 2019 October 4, 2019 through October 6, 2019 Please continue to check back for more exciting events to come!  Alumni Please register for the events here.   Hotel rooms are booked and available for the evenings of Friday, October 4, 2019 and Saturday, October 5, 2019 […]

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Fendell helping preserve memories of moon landing

Published on: July 18, 2019

Becker College graduate Edward I. Fendell was in the NASA Mission Control Center, handling mission communications, when Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” on the surface of the moon.  Fifty years later, Fendell has been instrumental in making that experience real and tangible for generations to come. “It’s […]

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Becker graduates selected for StartUp Worcester

Published on: July 15, 2019

Becker College alumni Cody Lavallee and Avyay Chaganty, and their business ACCL Marketing, have been selected to take part in StartUp Worcester. “It’s a great opportunity,” Lavallee said. “It’s really going to help us to build a foundation for our business.” “It was the easiest decision we’ve ever made,” Chaganty added. ”It will give us […]

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Grant-funded game to help fight drug addiction

Published on: July 11, 2019

Becker College recently received a boost in its efforts to design games that can help battle addiction. The College’s School of Design and Technology has been presented with a grant from the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office to fund the creation of a youth-focused drug prevention game. “We’re excited to see this app the Becker […]

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Becker in the News: June 2019

Published on: July 2, 2019

Becker College to host Fortnite tournament, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, June 26 Becker College will host its first Fortnite tournament on July 12.   Fazzi ready to step in as SJP II athletic director, The Barnstable Patriot, June 25 Becker College graduate Rich Fazzi has been appointed to be the new athletic director for St. John […]

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Game design, esports camps, Fortnite tournament planned

Published on: June 12, 2019

This summer Becker College is offering several opportunities to learn more about the gaming industry and esports management, as well as a chance to compete to be the College’s first ever Fortnite Champion. STEAM Camp for Girls Becker College is hosting a video game summer camp for seventh and eighth grade girls from inner city and rural […]

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Becker College receives four honors from Colleges of Distinction

Published on: June 11, 2019

  Becker College continues be recognized as a national and Massachusetts College of Distinction in 2019, as well as a “Nursing Colleges of Distinction” and a “Career Development Colleges of Distinction.” Colleges of Distinction is a national guidebook honoring schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused education. The organization noted Becker’s commitment to graduating […]

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Becker College dean makes ‘Power 50’ List

Published on: June 6, 2019

Alan Ritacco, dean of Becker College’s School of Design & Technology, has been named to the Worcester Business Journal Power 50 Class of 2019, a list of the most influential people in the Central Massachusetts economy. According to the journal’s criteria, those recognized not only hold powerful positions in the region, but must wield their […]

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Path-to-Pro: Becker student becomes professional gamer

Published on: June 5, 2019

Becker College student Justin Duclos has signed with Team Genji to play the collectible card game, “Eternal” at the professional level. Since esports was established at Becker last year, he is the first player to be signed to a professional team while still a student. “Becker students not only make great games, but they’re also […]

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Becker in the News: May 2019

Published on: May 30, 2019

SJPII names new athletic director, Cape Cod Times, May 30 Becker College graduate Richard Fazzi has been named athletic director for both St. John Paul II High School and St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School. At Becker, Fazzi was captain of the Hawks’ men’s basketball team.   May 25th proclaimed as “Rachel Grout Day” in Winchendon […]

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Becker voted one of the nation’s best online schools

Published on: May 29, 2019

Becker College’s School of Graduate & Professional Studies has been ranked as one of the nation’s best online programs. The announcement comes from the education research publisher SR Education Group, which recently unveiled their 2019 rankings on GuidetoOnlineSchools.com. The criteria included tuition rates, accreditation, and salary data for alumni. Online degrees offered by Becker’s School of […]

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Grants fund Becker College greenspace

Published on: May 21, 2019

Becker College has received a grant from The Nathaniel Wheeler Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee in support of creating a community greenspace on the College’s Worcester Campus.  The funds have been used to purchase flowering trees and shrubs to beautify the space that was previously the site of the Worcester Tennis Club on Sever […]

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WooSmash! at Becker is a smash success

Published on: May 20, 2019

WooSmash! A Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Special Event, hosted by MassDiGI, drew hundreds of people to Becker College on May 18.   Shine 2019 sponsored the event, which was held at Becker’s Colleen C. Barrett Center. Shine 2019, a major Smash event, is coming to the DCU Center in August. A total of 229 people preregistered for […]