Becker in the News: Headlines for June 2018

Published on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

In addition to the news items listed below, 389 news releases were sent out in June to print and online news publications across the country about students who graduated from Becker College and 440 news releases were sent out about students who were named to the Dean’s List.

Worcester program helping young entrepreneurs launch companies, Fox 25 News, June 26

Becker College alumnus Ryan Canuel talks about the Start Up Worcester program in this television interview. Canuel is the co-founder and CEO of Petricore, which was one of the program’s participants.

University esport management course in America,, June 25

The Turkish website is one of several international news agencies to report on Becker College’s new esport management bachelor’s degree program. The news was also reported by the Italian website and the Vietnamese website

Becker College Announces New Bachelor of Science in Esports Management Degree, Go Local Worcester, June 24

Becker College’s School of Design and Technology is launching a new Bachelor of Science in Esports Management degree. The news was also reported by several other publications and websites including,, and

Stevenson High School Board Appoints Two To Fill Vacancies, Journal & Topics, June 22

Amy Neault, former associate director of admissions at Becker College, has been named to the school board at Stevenson High School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Central Mass. colleges see new inter-state agreement as boon for online programming, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, June 20

Massachusetts has agreed to join in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, a nationwide pact that allows member colleges to offer online programs to students in other states. Several local colleges, including Becker College, have expressed an interest in joining the agreement.

North Brookfield Savings announces recent promotions,, June 20

Becker College student Andrea Healy has been promoted to senior vice president and human resources officer at North Brookfield Savings Bank. She is completing her Bachelor of Science in Business at Becker College and has a Human Resources Certification from Becker.

Massachusetts college will become the first in the state to offer scholarships for competitive gamers,, June 18

Becker College will offer competitive video gaming as a varsity sport and will also offer scholarships to esports student-athletes.  The news was also reported in several other publications and websites including The Worcester Business Journal,,, and

Thunderbolts ink first 5 players for next season, 14 News, June 14

Former Becker College student Fred Hein has been signed to play ice hockey with the Evansville Thunderbolts. The team is part of the Southern Professional Hockey League.

Girls’ video game camp at Becker, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, June 14

A video game summer camp for seventh-and eighth-grade girls will be held June 25-29 at Becker College.

How to keep young people with great ideas from leaving, Boston Globe, June 8

Becker College graduate Taylor Caforio is quoted in a story about encouraging young entrepreneurs to stay in the state after they graduate. Caforio started an organization called Massachusetts Collegiate Entrepreneurs.

Last Call with Ernest Floyd, executive producer, Worcester Magazine, June 7

Ernest “Ernie” Floyd, the executive producer of Unity Radio, offered words of praise for Becker College in an interview about his careers in basketball and radio. While operating on the internet, his radio station was housed at Becker from 2013-2017.

Woman’s Club presents Person of the Year award, The Landmark, June 6

The Holden Woman’s Club presented its 37th annual Person of the Year Award to Jim Berube, who formerly taught at Becker College.

Wall & Main: StartUp Worcester welcomes fourth cohort of 12 local startups, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, June 4

Psychoactive Entertainment, a mobile app and software contract development studio founded by Becker College graduate Tyler Haddad, is moving to his hometown of Lawrence.

Local students stand out at Marianapolis Prep graduation, Norwich Bulletin, June 3

Keith O’Hara, adjunct professor of Humanities and Languages at Becker College, delivered the commencement address at Marianapolis Prep in Thompson, CT. O’Hara is a former Marianapolis teacher, adviser, coach and dean of students who has served on the school’s Board of Directors for two decades.

To see previous editions of Headlines & Headliners, please click on the links below:

Headlines & Headliners, May 2018

Headlines & Headliners April-2018

Headlines & Headliners, March 16-31

Headlines & Headliners, March 1-15