During this time of social distancing, it’s important to distract yourself and maintain positivity. We will be posting opportunities, activities, and information to help keep your mind, body, and soul healthy during these isolating times. The Becker community is here for you at this time, and we are all in this together! If you are an alum who has a business, resource, or idea that you want to share to help others during this time, please contact our office at email@example.com!
Worcester Art Museum
Worcester Art Museum is bringing its gallery to your home! Even though they are closed right now, WAM is giving you a chance to view their collections online. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to the daily content they are posting, and check out their website to see all of the activities and experiences that they are offering right now!
Chair Yoga with Linda Scheele
Feeling stressed out? Need to get off the couch and stretch your body? Linda Scheele, class of 1963, has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and is a certified yoga instructor, who is also certified in cancer yoga. She is dedicated to teaching people how they can use yoga to heal, and transform their lives, and will be posting virtual yoga classes soon to help people during these tough times. To take one of her chair yoga classes now, visit her Youtube page. To stay up to date about her virtual classes, make sure to subscribe to her Youtube page, and check back here for the schedule and link to the classes, which we will post when they become available.
Work out at home!
Miss going to the gym? Clear a spot in a bedroom, or your living room because it’s time to make your home your gym! There are many companies that are offering free trials of virtual workouts ranging from Pilates, kickboxing, core strength, and more! Some of these companies include, Hot Power Yoga Center in Worcester, Orange Theory, Peloton, Barry’s Bootcamp, Daily Burn, and Planet Fitness. Check a class out today, and get moving!
Refresh your home office space!
A lot of you are working from home right now, and that’s not something that comes easy to everyone. Often times it’s difficult to stay focused in a non-traditional office environment, so it might be time to refresh your home office space! Becker alum Wicky White Gareau, owner of Porro’s Custom Interiors in Worcester, has some tips for upgrading your office space. Visit her website to see these tips, and explore her amazing interior design work!
Have fun outside!
Just because you might be quarantining and practicing social distancing, doesn’t mean that you have to stay inside your house! There are many safe ways to get fresh air and soak up the sun during these times, including having fun in your own backyard! Check out the links below to learn more;
A Message From President Crimmin Concerning Covid-19;
Dear Becker College Alumni Community:
I’m reaching out to let you know that your Becker family is thinking of you, your loved ones, and your colleagues during this challenging and unprecedented time in world history.
I would also like to provide you with a quick update on Becker College’s response to the outbreak of COVID-19. Some weeks ago, we launched a dedicated page on the website that includes COVID-19-related campus communications and FAQs, along with important links to government agencies and organizations. The COVID-19 web page is accessed from the College’s home page, through a link indicated in the green banner at the top of the page. Here you’ll find the most up-to-date information about our communications and actions. Most recently, we moved to remote teaching, provided limited housing and services for students unable to return home at this time, consolidated operations on the Worcester Campus, and are managing day-to-day business through employees working remotely, or with limited time on campus. Collectively, our community has demonstrated how vital it is to be flexible, agile, and responsive to an unexpected and ever-evolving situation.
We continue to monitor guidance from the CDC, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Worcester and Leicester public health departments. As their decisions shift, so too will ours. Our top priorities are ensuring our community is safe, doing our part to help stem the spread of COVID-19, and fulfilling our mission of graduating our students even with these challenging times.
While a number of alumni events have been cancelled, we’ll be staying in touch with you! The Spring issue of Becker Magazine is on its way, and we’ve launched our “Brewing Up” support campaign, dedicated to providing much-needed support for our students.
Please stay safe, and know you can reach out to your Becker family at any time. Lorita Williams, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, is looking forward to hearing from you at Lorita.Williams@becker.edu.
Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D.
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