Becker in the News: May 2019

Becker in the News: May 2019

Published on: May 30, 2019

SJPII names new athletic director, Cape Cod Times, May 30

Becker College graduate Richard Fazzi has been named athletic director for both St. John Paul II High School and St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School. At Becker, Fazzi was captain of the Hawks’ men’s basketball team.


May 25th proclaimed as “Rachel Grout Day” in Winchendon to honor a century of living, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 29

Winchendon selectmen proclaimed May 25 to be “Rachel Grout Day” in honor of the 100th birthday of Becker College graduate Rachel Grout.


Coast Guard’s Enlisted Ancient Albatross Comes in for Final Landing, Homeland Security Today, May 29

Master Chief Petty Officer Kit Harris, a Becker College graduate, went on his final flight as the Coast Guard’s enlisted ancient albatross on May 23. The title of ancient albatross is bestowed upon the active-duty Coast Guard member with the earliest graduation date from an aviation technical school.

An IMAX-style theater, a restaurant and digital maker spaces: Here’s what’s planned for the Worcester Auditorium,, May 26

The Worcester Auditorium could become home to cutting-edge technology, and serve a new purpose as an incubator space for entrepreneurs, an idea that was suggested by Becker College and put forward recently by the Architectural Heritage Foundation. The news was also reported by The Worcester Telegram & Gazettte.


College Town: Becker awarded grant for community green space, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 23

Becker College has received a grant to create a community green space on the college’s Worcester campus.


Officers Advocate for Passage of the Sean Collier Act, NBC Boston, May 15

Becker College Police Chief David Bousquet is seeking passage of the Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act.


Augustus set to unveil Worcester Memorial Auditorium recommendation, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 14

The Architectural Heritage Foundation and Becker College are looking into potential reuses for the Worcester Memorial Auditorium.


Canton native named to collegiate baseball All-District team, Wicked Local Canton, May 14

Becker College baseball team captain Michael McMahon, of Canton, has been named to the 2019 NCAA Division III Google Cloud Academic All-District Baseball First Team.


Vincent L. Mitchell, 84, of Shrewsbury, The Community Advocate, May 13

Becker College graduate Vincent L. Mitchell, 84, of Shrewsbury, passed away on May 8 in Saint Vincent Hospital. He played basketball at Becker and was later inducted into the Becker College Athletics Hall of Fame.


Transitions, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 10

Lorita Williams has been appointed vice president of development and alumni affairs at Becker College, effective July 29.  The news was also reported by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.


Legion baseball returns to Barre, Times Argus, May 7

Becker College alumnus Cody Carlson has been selected to coach the Barre Post 10 Legion baseball team this summer. Carlson was part of the 2009 conference championship team at Becker, where he was the closing pitcher.


5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – May 6, 2019,, May 6

A Super Smash Bros. Tournament is taking place on May 18 at Becker College and will be hosted by MassDiGI, Discover Central Mass. and the Becker Gaming Tournaments and Esports Clubs.


Speaker Abby Maxman tells Becker grads: Peace Corps stint was ‘launching pad’ for life, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 4

“Our world needs you,” Abby Maxman told graduates of Becker College at the school’s 231st commencement ceremony, which was held on May 4 at the DCU Center.  “You have power … use that power for good,” said Maxman, who is the president and CEO of Oxfam America and was the event’s keynote speaker.


Photos: 2019 Becker College Graduation, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 4

Graduates applaud their classmates during the 231st commencement ceremony of Becker College at the DCU Center on May 4.


At Becker, Mother And Daughter Earn College Degrees Together, Boston Informer, May 4

On May 4, a mother and daughter graduated from Becker College – together. The news was also reported by CBS Boston, Boston News 7 and by NewsR.


The Faculty Forum: People can live anywhere, so why live, work and play in Worcester County?, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 4

Mary Ellen Mahoney, dean of Becker College’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies, and several other colleagues at area colleges, discuss why they chose to live in Worcester.


College Notebook, Wilmington Town Crier, May 4

Becker College junior goalie Emily Loud allowed only one goal in the Hawks 24-2 win over Dean College on May 2.


Checking In: Shenendehowa grad Shippee qualifies for ACC Championships, The Daily Gazette, May 2

Becker College women’s lacrosse coach Ashley Mossey has been named the New England Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year.  As a player at Becker, Mossey was twice named NECC Player of the Year.


Dudley picks former selectman as town administrator, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 1

Former Dudley selectman Jonathan Ruda, a graduate of Becker College, has been appointed town administrator by selectmen.


New England D3 Lacrosse: Welcome To Conference Tournament Week!, Noontime Sports, April 30

The Becker College women’s lacrosse team secured the top seed and will face off against New England College for the New England Collegiate Conference Women’s Tournament title.


Worcester entrepreneurial ecosystem presses on, despite missing 99% of venture capital, Worcester Business Journal, April 29

Becker College graduate Ryan Canuel was interviewed for this story about entrepreneurship in Worcester.  Canuel is a co-founder of the video game startup Petricore.