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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 […]

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WooSmash! on Saturday at Becker College

Published on: May 17, 2019

On Saturday, May 18, MassDiGI, Becker College and Discover Central Mass. will be hosting WooSmash! A Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Special Event at Becker’s Colleen C. Barrett Center. The event is free and participants can win cool prizes such as Shine 2019 passes. Professionals, amateurs, fans, and the simply curious of all ages are welcome. […]

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Becker hosts high school esports championship

Published on: May 12, 2019

Yesterday, Becker College hosted the Season One MSAA Massachusetts High School Esports State Championship. The championship was the culmination of the season which kicked off this past February with teams across the Commonwealth competing each week in League of Legends and Rocket League. The Rocket League championship best-of-7 match featured Oliver Ames High School versus […]

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Becker College’s 231st Commencement

Published on: May 8, 2019

Becker College graduates, dressed in caps and gowns, filed into DCU Center as family, friends, and guests cheered them on. The College celebrated its 231st Commencement on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 and Abby Maxman, President and CEO of Oxfam America delivered this year’s Commencement speech to graduates.

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Becker Hires New VP of Development & Alumni Affairs

Published on: May 8, 2019

Becker College announced today that Lorita B. Williams has been named Vice President of Development and Alumni Affairs, effective July 29. Williams joins the college from Roxbury Community College, where she was most recently the Vice President of Advancement and Community Engagement.

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Becker in the News: April 2019

Published on: May 1, 2019

Becker College Presidential Inauguration, becker.edu, April 25 More than 500 guests gathered in the Leicester gymnasium earlier this month for the inauguration of Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin.   To see video highlights of the event go to #2019beckerinauguration. Pictures can be found at Inauguration photos.   Young Named Becker Men’s Ice Hockey Head Coach, […]

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Becker wins Special Olympics Spotlight Poll

Published on: April 25, 2019

Recently, a call went out to the Becker College students, faculty, and staff. “Becker College community,” it read, “We need your help!” And the Becker community didn’t disappoint. The National Collegiate Athletic Association nominated Becker for its Special Olympics Spotlight Poll. The College community was thrilled to be nominated, but they needed a lot of votes […]

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Becker College Presidential Inauguration

Published on: April 24, 2019

Bagpipe music filled the Leicester gymnasium as more than 500 guests rose on Friday, April 5th, 2019 to watch President Nancy P. Crimmin take the stage for her official inauguration.  President Crimmin is the College’s 11th – and first woman – president.

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Becker “Wonder Women” take service trip to Haiti

Published on: April 17, 2019

A group of 17 Becker College students, faculty and staff — all women — recently returned from a service trip to Haiti where they volunteered at the Be Like Brit Foundation’s home for children, Brit’s Home, and helped to build a house for a family in need. “It was such an amazing opportunity to help […]

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Senior Showcase

Published on: April 9, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Becker College will be hosting a Senior Showcase at its Worcester Campus to highlight Becker’s incredibly talented and creative students. The Senior Showcase will be held on Wednesday April 24, 2019.

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Becker in the News: March 2019

Published on: April 8, 2019

Central Mass. college presidents seek collaboration with state on oversight proposals, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 31 The region’s private college presidents, including Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin, have asked for input as state lawmakers consider new reporting mandates for higher education institutions.   Area college roundup, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 30 Becker […]

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Becker event focuses on “Creating A Better World”

Published on: March 29, 2019

A crowd of more than 60 local entrepreneurs, advocates, students and area residents gathered together recently at Becker College for a program on “Creating A Better World: A Local Entrepreneurial Showcase/Marketplace.” “Our entrepreneurial showcase has the wonderful vision and mission to enhance the lives of people in Worcester,” said Debra Pallatto-Fontaine, executive director of Global […]

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Becker Showcases Student Talent at PAX East

Published on: March 27, 2019

Becker College, ranked the 3rd best school in the world to study game design by The Princeton Review, will be showcasing student talent at PAX East 2019, from March 28 to 31 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The theme of this year’s booth is “Past, Present, Future.” Drop by booth #10058 to play and experience our games.

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Creating a Better World: An Entrepreneurial Showcase

Published on: March 22, 2019

Come to an entrepreneurial showcase and learn how to turn your passion into a business or a non-profit to make the world a better place! The event will be held on Wednesday, March 27,  from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of Becker College’s Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 80 William […]

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Three Becker College Students Will Make a Video Game in 52 Hours’ Time in Annual Train Jam

Published on: March 15, 2019

Their conversation started off sounding like typical trip-planning.  Three students sat in the Colleen Barrett Center lounge, hashing out the details of what they’d need for the trip: clothes, food, and sturdy luggage.  But their conversation took an intriguing turn when they started talking about flash drives, battery banks, and raspberries of the non-fruit variety.  […]

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Becker offers path-to-Pro Apex Legends Scholarship

Published on: March 14, 2019

Becker College, Team Genji and Helix eSports have launched the nation’s first path-to-pro Apex Legends esports scholarship program. Top performing gamers who newly apply, and are admitted, to Becker College will then be eligible to receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship to the school. Apex Legends rocketed to 50 million active players in its first month. The […]

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Becker Dogs Days help students unwind

Published on: March 13, 2019

For students, faculty, and staff on the Leicester Campus, one way to unwind from a stressful day is to enjoy some snacks while petting some of the friendliest and cutest canines around.  Becker Dog Days is held in the game room on the second floor of the Fuller Campus Center. Over the course of an […]

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Becker College’s Game Design Program Ranked #3 in the World by Princeton Review

Published on: March 12, 2019

Becker College continues to be a powerhouse in game design education, moving up a spot in this year’s Princeton Review’s rankings to 3rd in the world. Becker has not only made the list of “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design” since its inception in 2010, but it is the only East Coast school to […]