Becker in the News: March 2019

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 College freshmen Colby Hussey and Kevin Santiago each drove in a run to give the Hawks baseball team a walk-off win over New England College on March 30. In women’s lacrosse, Becker topped Anna Maria by a score of 18- 1. Becker College students Cassandra Nelson, Clare Conway, Julia Ravenelle and Arianna Calouro all scored multiple goals.


Former Valley Tech star Emily Iacovelli (8 RBIs) paces offense as Becker softball sweeps Fitchburg State, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 29

The Becker College softball team won both games of a double-header against Fitchburg State, 8-3 and 11-7, on March 29. In the first game, Becker College freshman Emily Iacovelli homered twice and drove in six runs and freshman Ashley Veillette had a home run and two RBIs.  In the second game, Kelsey Weston, Vasia Murphy, Sarah Elli, and Emily Iacovelli all had multiple RBIs.


Becker Showcases Student Talent at PAX East,, March 27

Becker College showcased its students’ game design skills at PAX East 2019 in Boston. The news was also reported by several other news sites including comiccrusaders.


Area college roundup, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 26

The Becker College men’s baseball team scored six runs on five hits in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Mass. Maritime, by a score of 10-6.


Barrera named Becker Athlete of the Week,, March 25

Becker College senior Evan Barrera was named the Becker Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 24.


Faculty Forum: Addressing mental health issues remains difficult, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 24

Beth Greenberg, coordinator of the Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling program at Becker College, is featured in this article about mental health issues. Greenberg notes that there have been improvements in public awareness and understanding.


Baseball Beats Worcester State, 6-3,, March 24

The Becker College baseball team defeated Worcester State by a score of 6-3 in a non-conference game, as the Hawks posted 12 hits against the Lancers.


Boston used to dominate the video game industry. Can it rebound?, Boston Globe, March 22

Tim Loew, executive director of Mass DiGI, is quoted in this story about PAX East and the video game industry.


Worcester Living: Executive chef at Becker College goes ‘extra mile and beyond for students’, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 22

Casey Griswold, executive chef at Becker College’s Leicester Campus, strongly champions the sustainable food movement in support of local growers.


College Town: Becker to inaugurate first female president, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 21

The inauguration of Nancy P. Crimmin, Becker College’s 11th — and first female — president, is scheduled for April 5. The news was also reported by several other news sites including University Business.


Four Hawks Named to NFHCA 2018 DIII National Academic Squad,, March 21

Becker College student-athletes Samantha Carter, Baileigh Griese, Kylian Kelly and Lauren Niemann have been named to the 2018 Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III National Academic Squad.


8 ways Worcester is staging its comeback to attract businesses and residents, Boston Business Journal, March 21

Becker College is mentioned in this story about the city of Worcester. As the story notes, one of the most important factors in attracting high-growth companies is a city’s proximity to colleges and universities.


Three Hawks earn All-WACBA Honors,, March 20

Becker College senior guard Kareem Davis, senior forward Adrianna Dowdy and junior guard Cassidy Harrison were named to the 2019 All-WACBA Teams by the Worcester Area Collegiate Basketball Association.


Women’s Lacrosse: Hawks down Lions,, March 16

The Becker College women’s lacrosse team topped Emerson College, 13-6, on March 16 in Boston. With the win, the Hawks are now 2-0 for the first time in the twelve-year history of the program.


Becker’s video game design program now 3rd nationally, Worcester Business Journal, March 15

Becker College’s video game design program is now third nationally according to rankings by The Princeton Review. The news was also reported by many other news sources including prnewswire, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, and the Becker College website.


Becker College Offers First Esports Scholarship for Apex Legends ,, March 14

Becker College has launched the nation’s first Apex Legends esports scholarship program. The recipient would receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship to the school. The news was also reported by hundreds of other publications and news sites including PC Gamer, Digital Trends, F3 News, esportsjunkie, and the Becker College website.


Kehew Gets First Win in Split with Colby-Sawyer,, March 14

Becker College’s head baseball coach Brian Kehew earned his first win on March 14, as the Hawks scored 11 runs on 14 hits to beat Colby-Sawyer, 11-1.


Area college roundup, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 12

Becker College freshman Ashley Veillette allowed just one run over seven innings as the Hawks beat Worcester State 3-1, in women’s softball.


Bianco named Becker Athlete of the Week,, March 12

Becker College senior Michael Bianco was named the Becker Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 10.  He is also the first Becker College Athlete of the Week this school year to be recognized in two different sports. He was recognized for his role on the football team for the week ending November 4, 2018.


College Town, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 6

David Bousquet, chief of police at Becker College, spoke at a congressional briefing in Washington D.C. about how law enforcement can continue to keep college campuses safe. The news was also reported by WHDH, New Channel 7.