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Becker in the News: December 2018

Becker in the News: December 2018

Published on: January 4, 2019

Wall & Main: Becker College trains talent for fast-growing esports industry, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Dec. 30

Jennifer Oles, director of media relations and publications at Becker College, discusses Becker’s esports program, which is slated to launch in the fall of 2019.


Education: The Innovation Roundup, Worcester Magazine, Dec. 27

Becker College’s esports management degree is highlighted as one of the groundbreaking initiatives in central Massachusetts.


Shawsheen e-sports team unites gamers, Wicked Local Bedford, Dec. 27

Becker College professor Donald Desrochers, who also serves as an administrator for the esports team at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, talks about the College’s esports program.


Neighbors turn back crime around Elm Park, restore historic Crown Hill, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Dec. 26

Becker College President Nancy Crimmin talks about the College’s effort to support the beautification and safety of the Elm Park neighborhood.


Vernon Hill, Grafton Hill residents reflect on neighborhoods’ strong community, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Dec. 22

Becker College’s community spirit is noted in this story about the Vernon Hill and Grafton Hill neighborhoods. Students from Becker are teaching Vernon Hill students how to create their own video games.


Table Hoppin’: Local chefs dreaming of holiday treats, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Dec. 20

Lynelis Figueroa, baker at Becker College, created an elegant cake complete with lace snowflakes and a snowman topper for the Student Holiday Dinner.


Becker College Leads the Way in Esports Management, The New England Council, Dec. 20

New England Council member Becker College recently unveiled their esports management program.


Becker gets grant for mental health workshops, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Dec. 19

Becker College has been awarded a grant from the Reliant Foundation to offer mental health education workshops for parents.


Getting your legal technology startup funded,, Dec. 18

Becker College professor Jared D. Correia offers advice for funding legal technology startups.


Davis takes second NECC Player of the Week,, Dec. 17

Becker College senior Kareem Davis has been named the New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Week for the week ending December 16. The news was also reported on the NECC’s website and in several other publications including The Valley Dispatch and The Lowell Sun.


The greatest gift to give to college students,, Dec. 14

Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin writes that parents can help their college-age children by not overprotecting them.


Five Hawks earn All-Worcester Honors,, Dec. 12

Five student-athletes from the Becker College football team were named to the 2018 Worcester Area Football Association’s Steve “Merc” Morris All-Star Team. They include seniors Daniel Whittenburg, Michael Bianco and Brandon Mole, junior Austin Ryan and freshman Materrence Holloway.


Becker is becoming a leader in the $1B esports industry, Worcester Business Journal, Dec. 10

Becker College’s role in the fast-growing esports industry includes a plan to offer a degree in esports management.


Movers and Shakers, Worcester Business Journal, Dec. 10

Becker College alumna Linda Aiello has been named vice president of clinical operations at Fallon Health in Worcester, where she will oversee all clinical operations.



Harrison named Becker Athlete of the Week after hitting 1K,, Dec. 10

Becker College junior Cassidy Harrison has been named the Becker College Athlete of the Week for the week ending December 9. Harrison also became just the seventh Hawk in the history of the program to reach 1,000 career points on Monday night as the women’s basketball team beat the University of Saint Joseph, 56-41. The news was also reported by The Sun Chronicle.


Gee named Colonial Hockey Conference Player of the Week,, Dec. 10

Becker College senior Claudia Gee has been named the Colonial Hockey Conference Player of the Week.


Rigsby tabbed Colonial Hockey Conference Goaltender of the Week,, Dec. 10

Becker College senior Madison Rigsby has been named the Colonial Hockey Conference Goaltender of the Week.


They reinvented their careers, Main Street Journal, Dec. 8

Sandie Wheeler credits classes she took at Becker College with helping her succeed in her own business, Pets Gone Healthy.


Dear Santa: Words of wisdom from Becker College veterinarian, Big Spring Herald, Dec. 6

Julie Bailey, dean of Becker College’s School of Animal Studies and Natural Sciences, talks about Christmas presents and how getting a new pet should not be put in the same category as a toy car or the latest video game.  The column has appeared in more than 100 other publications and news sites including the Centre Daily Times and


Millennium Fellows graduate, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Dec. 5

Sixteen Becker College students recently graduated from the Millennium Fellowship program.


Men’s basketball picks up first NECC win against Lesley,, Dec. 4

The Becker College men’s basketball team earned its first New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) win of the season, besting Lesley University by a score of 74-47.


WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week Four (Dec. 4th),, Dec. 4

Becker College senior Adrianna Dowdy was named the Worcester Area College Basketball Association’s Player of the Week.


WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week Four (Dec. 4th),, Dec. 4

Becker College senior Kareem Davis was named to the Men’s Basketball Honor Roll by the Worcester Area College Basketball Association.


Women’s ice hockey gets first win at Anna Maria,, Dec. 4

The Becker College women’s ice hockey team used a team effort to get their first win of the season as they shutout Anna Maria College, 7-0.


Becker opens the field to esports, Pulse Magazine, Dec. 4

Becker College’s esports program continues to grow, with the College now poised to offer a bachelor of science in esports management.


Meet the Chef: Leslie Lofgren/Becker College, Worcester, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Dec. 2

Leslie Lofgren, the director of dining services at Becker College, talks about how she got into the business and what she enjoys about it.


Dowdy powers women’s basketball past Blazers,, Dec. 1

Senior Adrianna Dowdy scored 26 points as the Becker College women’s basketball team beat Elms College, by a score of 48-45 on Dec. 1.

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