Becker in the News: January 2019
Published on: February 7, 2019
Top 5 Game Design Schools, bitneni.com, Jan. 31
Becker College is highlighted as one of the top 5 game design schools in the country. The story notes that Becker is the only college that has made it onto Princeton Review’s ‘Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design’ list every year since 2010.
What’s the secret to college success? Video games, techthriller.com, Jan. 30
Becker College’s Bachelor of Science in Esports Management is mentioned in this story about the benefits of video games. As the story notes, new research shows that gaming actually improves cognitive and social skills.
Davis breaks scoring record as Men’s Basketball falls to Lions, beckerhawks.com, Jan. 24
Becker College senior Kareem Davis is now the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Becker College men’s basketball program. Davis scored 31 points when the Hawks played Eastern Nazarene College on Thursday, Jan. 24. He now holds the College record with 1,726 career points.
Becker esports experts present at sports management summit, becker.edu, Jan. 24
Timothy Loew, executive director of MassDiGI, and Vaughn Calhoun, director of business programs at Becker College, were among the panelists at Worcester Sports Management Summit hosted by the Worcester Bravehearts on Jan. 18.
WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week 10, noontimesports.com, Jan. 23
Becker College senior Adrianna Dowdy was named the Women’s Basketball Player of the Week by the Worcester Area College Basketball Association.
Jennifer Toland’s college notes: Becker women’s basketball doing it with defense, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Jan. 22
The Becker College women’s basketball team hopes to repeat last year’s achievements, which included winning the NECC Championship and advancing to the NCAA Tournament.
Area college roundup: Kareem Davis nets 40 to boost Becker men’s basketball past Lesley, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Jan. 22
Becker College senior Kareem Davis scored 40 points, and junior Antonio White netted 33 as the Hawks beat Lesley College by a score of 107-85.
Dowdy hits 1K as Women’s Basketball rallies past Newbury, becker.prestosports.com, Jan. 22
Becker College senior Adrianna Dowdy became just the eighth player in the history of Becker College women’s basketball to reach 1,000 career points as she led the Hawks to a 66-54 win over Newbury College. The game was also reported by newburynighthawks.com.
Area college roundup: Becker women’s basketball prevails for share of NECC lead, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Jan. 17
Becker College senior Ciara McKissick and junior Cassidy Harrison led the Hawks to a 63-49 win over Mitchell College.
Foxboro’s Harrison just grand at Becker, The Foxboro Reporter, Jan. 17
Becker College junior Cassidy Harrison reached the 1,000-point plateau for the women’s basketball program in just 64 games.
Overwatch team to be incorporated into varsity esports program at Becker College in Worcester, Worcester Magazine, Jan. 16
Becker College is adding a new Overwatch varsity esports team. The College already has esports teams playing League of Legends and SMITE. The news was also reported by several other publications and news sites including The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, golocalworcester, and The Worcester Business Journal.
From studies to esports, colleges can use video games, venturebeat.com, Jan. 16
Becker College is described as a school that is “leading the way” in esports. The story notes, as an example, that Becker is offering a Bachelor of Science in Esports Management. The story was also reported in several other publications including The Record Herald.
Area college roundup: Charlton’s Ciara McKissick propels Becker women’s basketball, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Jan. 15
Becker College seniors Ciara McKissick, who scored 16 points, and Adrianna Dowdy, who scored 21 points, helped the Hawks top the Southern Vermont Mountaineers by a score of 55-45.
Becker adding animal care dual degree, Worcester Business Journal, Jan. 15
Becker College students can now combine an associate degree in animal care with a bachelor’s degree in business, criminal justice, forensic science or psychology. The news was also reported by govtech.com.
ArtsWorcester hosts college show, Pulse Magazine, Jan. 15
ArtsWorcester will hold its fifteenth annual College Show starting Feb. 1, featuring work by students throughout the greater Worcester area including ten students from Becker College. The news was also reported by becker.edu.
WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week Nine, noontimessports.com, Jan. 15
Becker College senior Ciara McKissick was named the Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week by the Worcester Area College Basketball Association.
Wall & Main: Petricore still making it in Worcester, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Jan. 13
Petricore co-founder and CEO Ryan Canuel, a graduate of Becker College, said 2018 was a great year for his company, and spoke about the support they have received from the College.
McKissick Records Triple-Double in 73-53 Win over Dean, beckerhawks.com, Jan. 10
Becker College senior Ciara McKissick recorded her second-career triple-double to help the Hawks defeat the Bulldogs of Dean College by a score of 73-53.
10 Becker Student-Athletes Earn NECC Fall 2018 Academic All-Conference Honors, becker.prestosports.com, Jan. 9
Ten Becker College student-athletes from the field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball teams have been named to the New England Collegiate Conference Academic All-Conference team.
Professor, alum, present learning game at expo in Washington, D.C., becker.edu, Jan. 9
Becker College Professor Keo Heng and alumnus David Neer presented their educational physics video game at this year’s ED Games Expo in Washington D.C.
HoopDirt.com Daily News, hoopdirt.com, Jan. 9
Becker College men’s basketball coach Brian Gorman won the 200th game of his career on Jan. 8. Gorman has coached the Hawks since 2008, won two NECC Championships, and been voted the NECC Coach of the Year five times. The news was also reported by noontimessports.com.
Harrison Hits Game-Winner as Becker Deals Eastern Nazarene First Conference Loss, beckerhawks.com, Jan. 8
Becker College women’s basketball team topped Eastern Nazarene, 45-43, thanks to a game-winner triple from junior guard Cassidy Harrison with three seconds on the clock.
Davis named Becker Athlete of the Week, becker.prestosports.com, Jan. 7
Becker College senior Kareem Davis was named the Becker Athlete of the Week for the week ending January 6.
Reflections by Sammy Way: Shaw football garnered national attention, The Sumter Item, Jan. 6
Becker College graduate Capt. Joseph Michaelowski played on one of the most successful football teams in Sumter County, South Carolina. He also earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 13 clusters during World War II.
Co-op members embrace alternative approach to business, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Jan. 6
Debra Pallatto-Fontaine, executive director of global initiatives at Becker College, spoke during a recent co-op academy graduation ceremony held at the College. The program was co-sponsored by Becker at its Yunus Social Business Centre.
Becker College’s esports team is mentioned in this story about a new esports coach at Harrisburg University in Pennsylvania.