Becker in the News: February 2019
Published on: March 12, 2019
College Town: WPI to host Women in Data Science conference, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Feb. 27
Becker College was mentioned twice in the T&G’s Feb. 27 College Town column — for plans to participate in the Women in Data Science conference and for the College’s nursing program. Of the 41 Massachusetts nursing programs evaluated by RegisteredNursing.org, Becker College was ranked seventh.
Leicester gets $335K Complete Streets grant for bike, pedestrian improvements around Common, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Feb. 27
A grant that the town of Leicester received will fund improvements including shared-use pathways, bike lanes, sidewalks, and raised crosswalks that will connect to Becker College’s Leicester Campus. The news was also reported by The Official Blog of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
Sliptime Sleuth takes grand prize in eighth annual MassDiGI Game Challenge pitch contest, gamasutra.com, Feb. 26
Thirty-seven teams participated in the 8th annual MassDiGI Game Challenge, which was held in the Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship on the campus of Becker College.
One secret to college success? Video games, Daily Press, Feb. 26
This opinion piece about the benefits of video games mentions Becker College’s Bachelor of Science in Esports Management and video design programs.
WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week 15 (Feb. 26th), noontimesports.com, Feb. 26
Becker College junior Cassidy Harrison was named to the Worcester Area College Basketball Association Women’s Basketball Honor Roll.
2019 Baseball Season Preview, beckerhawks.com, Feb. 26
The Becker College baseball team will open its 2019 season under the direction of first-year head coach Brian Kehew next week.
MacDuffie School’s esports team at forefront of new opportunity, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Feb. 25
Becker College’s esports program is mentioned in this story about a high school in Western Massachusetts that has an esports team.
Women’s Hoops: Harrison takes Becker Athlete of the Week, beckerhawks.com, Feb. 25
Junior Cassidy Harrison, of the Becker College women’s basketball team, was named the Becker College Athlete of the Week for the week ending February 24.
At College: Defense gave GNB Voc-Tech alum Rose-Wheatley opportunity to shine, South Coast Today, Feb. 24
Becker College freshman Jordan Rose-Wheatley, who just finished his first season with Becker College’s basketball team, is the focus of this story, which also mentions that his father, Buddy Wheatley, played at Becker in the 1980s.
Women’s Basketball ends season at NECC Finals, becker.prestosports.com, Feb. 23
The Becker College women’s basketball team saw their season come to an end with a 61-40 loss to top-seeded New England College in the finals of the New England Collegiate Conference Championship Tournament on Feb. 23.
Becker at BostonFIG Talks/Learns, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Feb. 20
Students and faculty from Becker College recently took part in BostonFIG Talks/Learns, a conference for independent game designers and developers.
Becker College Senior Showcase, www.becker.edu, Feb. 20
Becker College will host a Senior Showcase on April 24, to highlight the College’s many talented and creative students.
Women’s Basketball Breaks School Record for Single Season Wins with NECC Quarterfinal Triumph over Nighthawks, becker.prestosports.com, Feb. 19
The Becker College women’s basketball team broke a school record for wins in a single season (19), as they beat Newbury College, 57-49.
Nighthawks Season Concludes With 57-49 Loss at Becker, newburynighthawks.com, Feb. 19
Becker College junior Cassidy Harrison scored 20 points in the Hawks’ 57-49 victory over Newbury College on Feb. 19 in the quarterfinals of the New England Collegiate Conference Tournament.
WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week 14 (Feb. 19th), noontimesports.com. Feb. 19
Becker College Freshman Jordan Rose-Wheatley was named Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week by the Worcester Area College Basketball Association. The news was also reported by becker.prestosports.com.
Three Hawks voted NECC Women’s Basketball All-Conference, becker.prestosports.com, Feb. 19
Becker College seniors Adrianna Dowdy and Ciara McKissick, and junior Cassidy Harrison, have all been named as part of the New England College Conference All-Conference Second Team. The news was also reported by www.neccathletics.com.
Conway earns CHC award, The Lowell Sun, Feb. 19
Becker College freshman Clare Conway was named Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) Rookie of the Week by the league.
WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week 14 (Feb. 19th), noontimesports.com. Feb. 19
Becker College senior Adrianna Dowdy became the College’s all-time leader in career rebounding on Feb. 16, ending the game with a career rebounding total of 1,013. Dowdy is one of only nine active players in the nation with 1,000 career points and rebounds.
Davis takes final NECC Player of the Week, becker.prestosports.com, Feb. 18
Becker College senior Kareem Davis was named the New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Week for the week ending February 17. The news was also reported by noontimesports.com.
Men’s Basketball ends season with win over Nighthawks, becker.prestosports.com, Feb. 16
The Becker College men’s basketball team finished its season with a 115-92 win over Newbury College on Feb. 16.
SVC falls to Becker, The Bennington Banner, Feb. 14
The Becker College women’s basketball team beat Southern Vermont College on Feb. 14, by a score of 49-30, in a New England Collegiate Conference game.
College Town, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Feb. 13
Becker College will host a program to celebrate World Day of Social Justice on Feb. 20. The news was also reported on the Becker College website.
Davis’ heroics lead Men’s Hoops past Blazers, becker.prestosports.com, Feb. 13
Becker College senior Kareem Davis led the men’s basketball team to an 85-79 win over Elms College on Feb. 13.
WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week 13 (Feb. 12th), noontimesports.com, Feb. 12
Becker College freshman Mekhi Chester was named Men’s Rookie of the Week by the Worcester Area College Basketball Association.
Women’s Basketball holds off Dean, becker.prestosports.com, Feb. 7
The Becker College women’s basketball team beat Dean College, by a score of 62-51, on Feb. 7.
College Town: Becker students demo games at Playcrafting expo, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Feb. 6
Several Becker College students recently took part in Playcrafting Boston’s Winter Play Expo at Microsoft New England in Cambridge.
College artists reign at ArtsWorcester show, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Feb. 2
Becker College students Donald Carling and Catherine Consiglio were among the winners of the 2019 ArtsWorcester College Show. Three other Becker students received honorable mentions: Stephanie Castano, Vaeea Pirpiris and Lauren Vuz. The news was also reported on the Becker College website.