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, beckerhawks.com, April 25
The Becker College Department of Athletics has named Mike Young the new head coach of the Becker men’s ice hockey program.
Area college roundup: Becker women’s lacrosse keeps on rolling, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 25
Freshman Clare Conway scored seven goals and junior Cassandra Nelson added four goals as the Becker College women’s lacrosse team beat Dean College, 24-2. With the win, the Hawks have won nine games in a row while outscoring opponents, 164-34.
Becker wins Special Olympics Spotlight Poll, becker.edu, April 25
Students, faculty and staff from Becker College banded together recently to win the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Special Olympics Spotlight Poll.
Women’s Lacrosse: Hawks soar past Blazers, 16-3, beckerhawks.com, April 23
The Becker College women’s lacrosse team beat Elms College, 16-3, on April 23. The game was a matchup of the New England Collegiate Conference’s last two undefeated teams. Becker now holds sole possession of first place in the conference standings with just one game still to be played.
Central Mass. grad speakers: from JFK to Isaac Asimov, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 22
This photo gallery, which focuses on the region’s most famous of commencement speakers, includes Becker College graduate Colleen Crotty Barrett. Barrett was the chief operating officer of Southwest Airlines and delivered her alma mater’s commencement address in 2003.
Storey named Becker Athlete of the Week, beckerhawks.com, April 22
Becker College senior Nikolle Storey was named the Becker Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 21. Storey, who plays on the women’s lacrosse team, held Bay Path University to one goal in the Hawks 17-1 victory over the Wildcats. With the win, Storey set the school’s single-season record for goalkeeper wins in a season.
Country Bank Reports Record Earnings, Adds New Board Leadership, Business West, April 19
Becker College President Nancy Crimmin has been named as a new corporator for County Bank.
3-on-3 tourney raises funds for scholarships, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 19
Becker College graduate David Maturah was part of the winning team in a basketball tournament that raised funds for college scholarships. Maturah’s team also returned the prize money to add to the scholarship effort.
These local residents are still active in their 80s, Milford Daily News, April 19
Personal trainer Mike Sylvester, a graduate of Becker College, was interviewed for this story about seniors keeping fit.
10 Becker Women’s Ice Hockey Student-Athletes Receive CHC All-Academic Honors, beckerhawks.com, April 18
Ten Becker College women’s ice hockey student-athletes have been named to the Colonial Hockey Conference All-Academic team for the 2018-19 season. They include: Brittany Aiello, Katherine Capobianco, Claudia Gee, Julia Johnson, Michaela Martin, Cameron Payne, Rachel Pitcher, Madison Rigsby, Nikolle Storey and Samantha Talmadge.
Area college roundup, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 17
Becker College senior Vasia Murphy homered in both games of a double header, leading Becker past Mitchell College in women’s softball, 11-3 and 8-0, on April 17. In women’s lacrosse, Becker beat Baypath College, 17-1, with Becker College freshman Briana Lancia, junior Cassandra Nelson and freshman Julia Ravenelle scoring three goals each.
CitySquare lot that formerly held Notre Dame church gets marketing push, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 17
This article, about potential new uses for older buildings in Worcester, mentions preliminary discussions with Becker College to redevelop the Worcester Auditorium to house the college’s growing e-sports program.
PAX East 2019: Becker College, Comic Crusaders, April 16
Alan Ritacco, dean of Becker College’s School of Design and Technology, talks at PAX East about the College and the game design program.
Spero on “Frontier Rebels” in Worcester, history.mysterystream.net, April 16
A lecture by Patrick Spero on “Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776, was co-sponsored by the Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College.
Ellis takes second NECC Player of the Week, beckerhawks.com, April 15
Becker College sophomore Sarah Ellis was named the New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Week for the week ending April 14.
Ravenelle named NECC Rookie of the Week, beckerhawks.com, April 15
Becker College freshman Julia Ravenelle, was named the New England Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Week for the week ending April 14. Ravenelle, who plays on the women’s lacrosse team, had seven goals and three assists as she lead the Hawks to a 2-0 week.
Simonian named NECC Rookie of the Week, beckerhawks.com, April 15
Becker College freshman Elizabeth Simonian of the Becker College softball team was named the New England Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Week for the week ending April 14. Simonian hit .500 with six RBIs, one double and two walks.
Becker softball powers to sweep over Dean, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 14
The Becker College women’s softball team swept a double-header against Dean College, 10-1 and 10-4, on April 14. Sarah Ellis, Vasia Murphy, Kelsey Weston and Emily Iacovelli homered in the first game. Lauren Niemann had three hits and three runs in the second game. The news was also reported by deanbulldogs.com and beckerhawks.com.
SVC squanders late lead against Becker College, The Bennington Banner, April 14
The Becker College men’s baseball team came from behind to beat Southern Vermont College baseball team, 12-9.
Women’s Lacrosse roll past Hornets on Senior Day, beckerhawks.com, April 11
The Becker College women’s lacrosse team beat Northern Vermont University – Lyndon, 20-3, on April 11. Prior to the game, Nikolle Storey, Samantha D’Auteuil and Julia Johnson, were honored as part of Senior Night.
College Town, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 10
Staff from MassDiGI and members of Becker College’s interactive media design program recently took part in PAX East at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Conway takes third NECC Rookie of the Week, beckerhawks.com, April 8
Becker College freshman Clare Conway of the women’s lacrosse team has been named the New England Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Week for the week ending April 7.
What you need to know about Central Mass. college graduations, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 8
Becker College’s Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m., at the DCU Center in Worcester. The Commencement speaker will be Abby Maxman, president and CEO of Oxfam America.
Area college roundup: Jake Hamel’s 3-run shot helps Assumption baseball walk-off win to complete sweep, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 6
Becker College’s baseball team beat Elms College, 12-1, on April 6. Evan Barrera was 4 for 4 with an RBI, Michael Bianco added a three-run homer and Tanyon Ventres, Noah Rivera and Ben Mazzone all drove in two runs.
Women’s Lacrosse Starts NECC Action With 20-1 Loss at Becker, svcathletics.com, April 6
Becker College’s women’s lacrosse team beat Southern Vermont College in a New England Collegiate Conference game on April 6, by a score of 20-1. The news was also reported by The Bennington Banner and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Becker College President Inauguration, Worcester News Tonight, April 5
Channel 3 News reported on the inauguration of Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin.
WHO’S NEWS, Real Estate Weekly, April 5
Colliers International Project Management announced that Becker College graduate Dana Whitney has joined the Corporate Interiors Project Management team as Director of Client Services.
Slow Start Leads to 4-12 Loss for MCLA Lacrosse at Becker, The Beacon, April 4
Becker College sophomore Arianna Calouro scored four goals as the Hawk’s women’s lacrosse team beat Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, by a score of 15-4 on April 1.
College Notebook: Athletes excel at next level during winter, The Sun Chronicle, April 4
Becker College junior guard Cassidy Harrison was named to both the New England College Conference All-Conference and the All-Worcester Area Collegiate Basketball Association team.
Area college roundup: Assumption baseball prevails over American International in slugfest, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 4
Becker College’s softball team won both games of a double-header against MassMaritime, 10-1 and 9-2, on April 4. Vasia Murphy and Ashley Veillette and Lauren Niemann combined for 10 hits and four RBIs.
Local college roundup: Dimatteo pitches Avery Point past Massasoit, The Day, April 3
The Becker College women’s lacrosse team beat Mitchell College, 19-5, in a New England Collegiate Conference game on April 3.
Crimmin helping Becker find its niche, Worcester Business Journal, April 2
Becker College President Nancy Crimmin looks both backwards and ahead, with her inauguration set for April 5 at Becker’s Leicester campus.
Iacovelli named NECC Rookie of the Week, beckerhawks.com, April 1
Becker College freshman catcher Emily Iacovelli was named the New England Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Week for the week ending March 31.
Central Mass. college presidents seek collaboration with state on oversight proposals, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 31
Several of the region’s private college presidents, including Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin, are asking for input as state lawmakers consider new reporting mandates for higher education institutions.
As I See It: Engage higher ed community in development of new financial assessment tool, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 31
In an opinion piece, signed by the region’s private college presidents including Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin, the presidents discuss their wish to “share our collective wisdom and collaborate” on the development of a new financial assessment tool for colleges.