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Becker in the News: November 2018

Becker in the News: November 2018

Published on: November 29, 2018

Open for Business Meeting scheduled for Nov. 27, Wicked Local Sudbury, Nov. 27

An “Open for Business” meeting will be held on Nov. 27 at Becker College. Local officials, municipal staff members, and representatives from state agencies are scheduled to be in attendance.

Universities invest in esports academic opportunities, EdTech Magazine, Nov. 26

Becker College’s new esports management bachelor’s degree is mentioned in this story about the growth of esports, which, according to the article, is projected to reach earnings of $1.7 billion by 2021.

Foster named Becker Athlete of the Week,, Nov. 26

Becker College junior Cody Foster has been named the college’s athlete of the week for the week ending Nov. 25. Foster led the men’s hockey team to their first win of the season on Sunday.

Carolyn Barbarite,, Nov. 26

Becker College graduate Carolyn Barbarite discusses her life and her career as the founder of Javamelts.

Diamond rocks Stonehill as men’s ice hockey gets first win,, Nov. 25

Freshman Jason Diamond scored in overtime as the Becker College men’s hockey team topped Stonehill, 2-1, in the consolation game of the Second Annual Steve Hoar Memorial Tournament.

Women’s ice hockey and Wildcats skate to draw,, Nov. 24

The Becker College women’s ice hockey team tied the visiting team from Johnson and Wales University, 2-2, on Saturday night at the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center.

Former Mount Ida College students and staff are trying to move forward, Boston Globe, Nov. 22

Becker College is mentioned in a story about what has happened in the aftermath of the closing of Mount Ida College. The parents of a student who transferred to Becker noted that the cost ended up being about the same.

Ware selectmen appoint Cory Rogowski full-time police officer,, Nov. 21

Becker College graduate Cory S. Rogowski has been appointed to be a full-time police officer in Ware.

McKissick dimes Women’s Basketball past Lynx, 73-56,, Nov. 20

The Becker College women’s basketball team beat Lesley University, 73-56 on Tuesday evening in a New England Collegiate Conference game in Leicester.

Dowdy named Becker Athlete of the Week,, Nov. 19

Becker College senior Adrianna Dowdy has been named the athlete of the week for the week ending Nov. 18.

College Roundup, The Berkshire Eagle, Nov. 1

Becker College graduate Ashley Ciepiela is now the interim co-head softball coach at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Becker names graduate school dean, Worcester Business Journal, Nov. 16

Becker College has named Mary Ellen Mahoney as its dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. The news was also reported on the Becker website.

Becker talks tells how to break into the game industry, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Nov. 15

A lecture on “How To Get Your First Game Studio Job,” led by Becker College graduate Brian Brannan, is scheduled to be held on Nov. 19.

Becker Esports Club to compete in Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup,, Nov. 14

The Becker College Esports Club “Heatwave” Overwatch team has been chosen to compete in the first-ever Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup.

Agents join Cole Team RE/MAX Realty Group, Florida Weekly, Nov. 14

Becker College graduate Christine Dekkers has been named to the Cole Team from RE/MAX Realty Group in Cape Coral, Florida.

NECC Women’s Basketball Athletes of the Week #1,, Nov. 13

Becker College junior Cassidy Harrison was named the player of the week by the New England Collegiate Conference. The news was also reported by

Five Hawks Named to Commonwealth Coast Football All-Conference Teams,, Nov. 13

Becker College football student-athletes Austin Ryan, Michael Bianco, Daniel Whittenburg, Materrence Holloway, and Brandon Mole have been named to the Commonwealth Coast Football All-Conference team.

Linda Aiello returns to Fallon Health as vice president of clinical operations, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Nov. 11

Becker College graduate Linda Aiello has been named the vice president of clinical operations at Fallon Health.

Area college roundup, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Nov. 10

Becker College sophomore Cassidy Harrison was named to the women’s basketball all-tournament team. Becker’s 70-66 win over Clark and 1-1 tie with Wentworth are also mentioned in the round-up.

IG has won, come and learn about the e-sports major of American universities,, Nov. 8

Becker College’s Bachelor of Science degree in Esports Management is mentioned in a story about esports in the Taiwan-based news site  The story also appeared in the Beijing version of the news site, at

College Town: Becker professor’s ‘last words’ are to keep learning, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Nov. 7

Becker College had two lectures on Nov. 13. The first, by professor Charles Tweedly, highlighted the power of continual learning, the second, part of the Loew Lecture Series, focused on careers in the sports industry.

Dashers Sign Forward Fred Hein,, Nov. 7

Former Becker College student Fred Hein has been signed to play hockey with the Danville Dashers of Danville, Illinois.

Noontime Sports Stars Of The Week, noontimesports, Nov. 5

Becker College student Michael Bianco helped the Hawks beat the University of New England in his first time playing halfback.

Holly Haines, Melissa Lindberg promoted at MLS PIN, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Nov. 4

Becker College graduate Holly Haines has been named chief operating officer at MLS Property Information Network.

Commonwealth Coast Football Athletes of the Week #10,, Nov. 4

Becker College freshman Marc O’Neal was named the Commonwealth Coast Football Offensive Rookie of the Week for the week ending Nov. 4. O’Neal helped the Hawks’ football team to a 31-17 victory over the University of New England. The news was also reported by

Becker Awarded $21K Grant for Esports Lab, GoLocal Worcester, Nov. 2

Becker College has been awarded a $21,400 grant from MassDevelopment to create an esports lab.  The news was also reported in the Worcester Business Journal.

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