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Becker in the News: August 2019

Becker in the News: August 2019

Published on: August 28, 2019

Power bars, heads-up displays and car-crash comparisons: How player tracking data could revolutionize hockey on TV, The Athletic, Aug. 27

Alan Ritacco, dean of the School of Design and Technology at Becker College, talks about how game technology and esports could help make traditional sports more attractive to younger fans.


The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.) and Becker College Partner to Offer Students New Dual Credit Options, PR Newswire, Aug. 27

The Virtual High School is partnering with Becker College in Massachusetts to offer college credit for specific VHS courses taught by VHS teachers under the supervision of Becker College.


5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester, This Week in Worcester, Aug. 26

The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute’s 12-Week Summer Innovation Program was held recently at Becker College.


Packed cars, packed dorms: College students converge on Worcester, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Aug. 25

Students at local colleges, including Becker College, are moving back into dorms and apartments across the city.


In South Korea’s hypercompetitive academia, esports gamers carve out larger niche, The Washington Post, Aug. 23

Becker College’s new bachelor of science degree in esports management is mentioned in this story about the popularity of esports in South Korea. The story was also reported by Stars & Stripes.


Put a face on it: Town Clerk Carol Walsh, The Ellsworth American, Aug. 23

Trenton, Maine, Town Clerk Carol Walsh is profiled. She is a graduate of Becker College, and has served as the town clerk since 2012.


Sports in a Minute, The Eagle-Tribune, Aug. 21

Becker College sophomore Clare Conway was named the NECC rookie of the year in lacrosse.


New Manager at Prince William Ice Center Helps Girls Achieve in Hockey, Prince William Living, Aug. 20

Becker College graduate Bailey Coons is the new manager of the Prince William Ice Center and the House/REC Hockey Lead for the Potomac Patriots.


UMass Law partners to offer accelerated degree programs, South Coast Today, Aug. 19

An agreement between Becker College and University of Massachusetts School of Law at UMass Dartmouth — which allows students to earn a law degree in six years, rather than the traditional seven years — is mentioned in this story.


Worcester leadership program names 28 new members, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Aug. 18

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation and Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce have named 28 individuals to the Leadership Worcester Class of 2020, including Becker College interim dean Robert Caron. The nine-month program immerses participants in local public policy issues.


Bo Daley named relationship branch manager at UniBank, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Aug. 18

Becker College graduate Bo Daley has been named an area relationship branch manager for UniBank.


Mill City Eagles are getting stronger, The Lowell Sun, Aug. 16

Becker College graduates Connor McLaughlin and Alexander Stewart are playing for the Mill City Eagles, a AAA semipro football team.


College Town: Becker dean to enter Leadership Worcester, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Aug. 14

Robert Caron, interim dean of Becker College’s School of Nursing & Health Sciences, has been selected for the Leadership Worcester class of 2020. The news was also reported by the Metro West Daily News.


Detroit Pistons All-Star, former UConn standout Drummond highlights talented field for 27th annual Osgood Shootout, The New Britain Herald, Aug. 13

Becker College junior Donovin Ford-Hayes will be participating in the 27th annual Osgood Shootout in New Britain, Connecticut.


Making the Esports Pros of the Future: A Conversation with Becker College and Timothy Loew, Gambling News, Aug. 8

Timothy Loew, executive director of MassDiGI and general manager of the varsity esports program at Becker College, spoke about how esports and traditional education complement each other.


Becker College offers vet science program for eighth-graders, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Aug. 8

Becker College and Girls Inc. held a two-day veterinary science program for local eighth-grade girls on the college’s Leicester campus.


Lower police promote sergeant first class, honor retiree, The Press of Atlantic City, Aug. 8

Becker College graduate Sgt. Edward Edwards was honored by the Lower Township Police Department. Edwards retired after 25 years with the Department.


College Town: Consortium to develop new strategic plan, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Aug. 7

The Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts, which includes Becker College, is working on a new strategic plan, the organization said.


Leicester residents plan museum at historical house; volunteer day Sunday, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Aug. 3

A group of local residents are planning to create a museum at the Swan Tavern building, which was once part of Becker College.


Ready to ‘Shock’ the world: New semi-pro basketball team in Plaistow to join the ABA, Eagle Tribune, Aug. 3

Becker College graduate Donovin Ford-Hayes has been named general manager for the Plaistow Shockers. The team will begin their first season playing in the American Basketball Association this fall.


Becker College Mary Ellen Mahoney and Rich Davino, WPKZ Radio, Aug. 2

Mary Ellen Mahoney, dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, and Rich Davino, executive director of the Center for Career Education & Advising, spoke about Becker College’s career counseling resources on The K-Zone, WPKZ radio.


MassDiGI to host open house at Becker College, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Aug. 1

Becker College’s Massachusetts Digital Games Institute will host its annual Summer Innovation Program Open House on Aug. 8 in Becker College. The news was also reported by Go Local Worcester and This Week in Worcester


New Bedford’s Noah Rivera goes from ballfields of Puerto Rico to Bay Sox, South Coast Today, Aug. 1

Becker College junior Noah Rivera was called up to play with the Bay Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.


Canton athlete represents conference at NCAA national forum, Wicked Local Canton, Aug. 1

Becker College junior Michael McMahon attended the NCAA Division III National SAAC Conference in Indianapolis as a representative of Becker College, and the New England Collegiate Conference, as well as the American Collegiate Associations.

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