Headlines & Headliners: Becker in the News

Published on Friday, March 16th, 2018

Headlines & Headliners, March 1-15, 2018

High Country Grizzlies Open 2018 Season on Saturday; Updated Game Day Roster Released, High Country Press, March 15

Becker College graduate Jake Holmes is on the opening day roster for The High Country Grizzlies, a professional indoor football team based in North Carolina. Holmes graduated from Becker in 2016 with a degree in exercise science.

Angelo J. Iaconi, 98, of Shrewsbury, The Community Advocate, March 15

World War II veteran and Becker College graduate Angelo J. “Chester” Iaconi passed away on March 12 at the age of 98. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Iaconi enlisted in the U.S. Army where he trained homing pigeons to help communicate with downed American pilots.

Becker College Ranked Among Top Schools in World for Game Design, golocalworcester.com, March 14

The Princeton Review has named Becker College as the fourth best school in the world for game design, according to rankings released on March 13. The news was also reported in warpzoned.com and gamesindustry.biz.

Rivera giving Girls Who Code the skills to succeed, The Sentinel and Enterprise, March 12

A local chapter of Girls Who Code, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching girls in grades 6 through 12 about programming, is planning upcoming field trips to Becker College and Google so that members can see the practical applications of what they’re learning.

Becker celebrates Women’s History Month, Telegram & Gazette, March 11

On March 21, Becker College will host “We Grow Into Courage,” a multimedia presentation depicting women who were active in the civil rights movement.

Worcester area colleges hit, miss in public access to crime logs under laws, Telegram & Gazette, March 10

Becker College police Captain Rich Menard is quoted in a story about public access to crime logs. While some local colleges failed to meet federal and state requirements for access, Becker College provided immediate access to the log when requested.

Donald Trump plays blame game with shootings, Boston Herald, March 9

Timothy Loew, executive director of MassDiGI @ Becker College, spoke about the video game industry following remarks by President Trump about gaming and violence.

Becker College students to attend GDC, www.amercantowns.com, March 8

Six Becker College students have been awarded scholarships for the Game Developers Conference.

Worcester Smiles ready to kick off first United Women’s Soccer season, Telegram & Gazette, March 7

Becker College soccer coach Anthony Cosky has been named as the coach for The Worcester Smiles, a new women’s team that will make its debut in May.

The Unwritten Rules Of Getting Ahead In College, jopwell.com, March 6

Becker College professor Vaughn Calhoun explains that college is not just about grades. It is also about the relationships and activities that happen outside the classroom.

Fur takes grand prize in seventh annual MassDiGI Game Challenge pitch contest,.gamasutra.com, March 6

A game created by Becker College students has won the grand prize in the seventh annual MassDiGI Game Challenge pitch competition.

Shared work spaces laboring: Coworking sites try to gain footing in Worcester, Telegram & Gazette, March 4

Petricore Inc., a video game company started by Becker College alumni, recently moved to a space at Becker’s Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, where they are making use of new shared work space.

Becker mobile ball game ready to download, Telegram & Gazette, March 3

Becker College’s mascot, Hank the Hawk, is the subject of a new video game called Becker Derby.

Area college roundup: Nichols men’s basketball, Becker women’s basketball fall in first round of NCAAs, Telegram & Gazette, March 2

The Becker College women’s basketball team lost to the defending NCAA Division 3 champions, Amherst College, in the first round of the tournament on March 2.  The story was also reported in The Greenfield Recorder.

GOBIS: Mansfield’s Guay back home from Winter Olympics’ rink stay, The Sun Chronicle, March 1

Becker College sophomore Cassidy Harrison has been named the New England Collegiate Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player. She scored 23 points in the tournament’s title game and 23 points in the NECC semifinals.

National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) Partners with Popular Coaching Platform, Gamer Sensei, invenglobal.com, March 1

Becker College’s partnership with Gamer Sensei is mentioned in this article about esports.

Matching Investments to Mission, Business Officer Magazine, March 2018

David Ellis, Becker College’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, writes about the college’s commitment to “impactful investing.”

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