Becker in the News

Published on Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Headlines & Headliners, May 2018

In addition to the news items listed below, 154 news releases were sent out in May to print and online news publications across the country about students who were named to honor societies at Becker College, or who received academic or athletic awards. Those announcements included 4 Academic Achievement Awards, 23 Aspiring Scholar Awards, 30 students named to the Alphi Chi honor society, 38 named to Alpha Lambda Delta, 23 named to Alpha Sigma Lambda, and 15 named to Sigma Theta Tau, as well as recipients for the Janice Wiles Scholarship, Mark Bemis Award, Jenny A. Lemay Scholarship, The Service Award, Determination Award, Leadership Award, Initiative Award, Equality Award, Outstanding Freshman Award, Outstanding Sophomore Award, Outstanding Junior Award, Outstanding Senior Award, Matt Tittle Award, Gene R. Alley Award, John J. Dorsey Scholar-Athlete Award, Outstanding Female Athlete Award and Outstanding Male Athlete Award.

Feature: Town Trippin’ Worcester, Worcester Magazine, May 31

A feature story about the city of Worcester includes information about Becker College and its nationally renowned programs in game design, nursing and animal studies.

Creativity flows for video game summer interns at Becker, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 30

More than 300 candidates from 79 colleges and universities worldwide applied for the 32 internships available at this year’s Summer Innovation Program run by the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute at Becker College.

For graduating high school students, college selection includes a changing landscape, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 26

Becker College is mentioned in a story about how high school students decide where to go to college.

College Town: Becker police captain to lead state association, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 23

Becker College Police Captain Richard Menard has been named as the new president of the Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

Jennifer Toland’s Campus Notes, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 15

The Minutemen Room at Becker College will be dedicated in honor of Leicester Junior College graduates in a ceremony on May 19.

Tickets On Sale Today For Cerise Jacobs Video Game Opera,, May 15

Tickets are on sale for the video game opera PermaDeath. Several Becker College faculty members and students have been involved in the project.

Battling perceptions, Worcester may be moving from ‘gritty mill town’ to ‘up and coming’, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 14

Becker College’s downtown residential housing is mentioned in this story about Worcester’s revitalization.

Shrewsbury woman uses art to fuel creativity, Community Advocate, May 8

For Suzanne Foxwell, retirement has brought opportunities to explore her love of painting and teaching. Foxwell, who attended Becker College, has opened a business and just published a book, “The Art of Living A Colorful Life: A Memoir.”

Becker softball team falls to Bay Path in NECC championship, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 6

The Becker College women’s softball team fell to Bay Path College, 2-1 and 3-2, as the Hawks’ season came to an end in the championship round of the NECC Tournament.

Pallatto-Fontaine, Rezuke named to Be Like Brit board, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 6

Debra Pallatto-Fontaine has been named to the Be Like Brit board of directors. Pallatto-Fontaine, who is the executive director of the Yunus Social Business Centre at Becker College, will serve as a professional development adviser and facilitator for Be Like Brit.

Area college roundup, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 5

The Becker College women’s softball team beat Newbury College by a score of 4-3 in the NECC Tournament in Cambridge. While the men’s baseball team topped Elms College, 7-6, before falling to Lesley University, 16-4 in the NECC Tournament in New London, Connecticut.

Becker College graduation: Lt. Gov. Polito offers praise, encouragement, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 5

Becker College held its 230th commencement ceremony at the DCU Center on Saturday, May 5.

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito to speak at Becker College graduation, Worcester Magazine, May 3

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will speak at commencement for Becker College.

College Town: StartUp Worcester picks a dozen promising enterprises, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 3

Becker College graduate Racquel Knight’s social business, One Chair 4 One Child, has been selected to participate in StartUp Worcester.

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Headlines & Headliners April-2018

Headlines & Headliners, March 16-31

Headlines & Headliners, March 1-15

Headlines & Headliners, Feb. 16-28

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