Headlines & Headliners: Becker in the News

Published on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Headlines & Headliners, April 1-30, 2018

ESA Foundation announces 2018 Game Development Grantees, Game Industry News, April 30

Becker College received a grant from the Entertainment Software Association Foundation for the ForEach Academy STEAM Community Outreach Program, which is designed for seventh and eighth grade girls to learn about video game design and programming.

Becker College Student Chosen for StartUp Worcester, americantowns.com, April 30

For the fourth time in as many years, a Becker College student has been selected to participate in StartUp Worcester.

Becker to train mental health professionals with $40K grant, Worcester Business Journal, April 25

A $40,000 donation to Becker College from The Quell Foundation is earmarked for the college’s psychology program, to help address a shortage of mental health professionals in Central Massachusetts. The news was also reported in The Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Alan Ritacco, Becker College: Greater transparency, plus data protection laws, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 22

In an opinion piece, Alan Ritacco, dean of the School of Design and Technology at Becker College, discusses how to better protect personal information online.

Area college roundup, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 22

The Becker College women’s softball team won both games of a double-header against Elms College. The Hawks topped the Blazers by 11-3 and 7-4.

SVC drops 2-of-3 against Becker, The Bennington Banner. April 21

The Becker College men’s baseball team beat Southern Vermont College twice on April 21, winning by a score of 5-3 and then 10-5.

Higher Ed Board focused on continuity for displaced Mount Ida students, WCVB, April 19

Becker College is among the schools that have visited Mount Ida to help students with the process of transferring.

Pawtucket’s Guindon earns honor, Pawtucket Times, April 19

Becker College junior Megan Klemanchuck picked up her second Becker Athlete of the Week honor of the current season.

Ware DPW Director Richard Kilhart accepts new job in Athol, masslive.com, April 19

Becker College graduate Richard Kilhart, has accepted the position of assistant superintendent of the Athol Public Works Department.

Becker seniors leave a growing legacy, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 18

Becker College’s Class of 2018 planted flowers and trees on the Worcester campus, as part of their senior class gift to the college. The students also made improvements to the college’s Hawk’s Nest Patio.

From walk-on to Beanpot champion, The Huntington News, April 17

Former Becker College student Patrick Jordan helped the Northeastern men’s hockey team end a 30-year drought and win the Beanpot championship.

Talking Video Games With Disruptor Beam CEO Jon Radoff, venturefizz.com, April 16

Becker College’s game development programs were mentioned in an interview about the local video game development scene.

Matt Koperniak HIts for the Cycle for Trinity College, iberkshires.com, April 16

Junior Brianna Herforth is hitting .300 for the Becker College softball team.

Patriots run-rule Taconic, Bennington Banner, April 15

The Becker College women’s softball team topped Southern Vermont College, twice, by a score of 9-1 in Bennington on April 14 in a NECC doubleheader.

Jonathan Shanahan joins New Fed Mortgage as a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator, seattlepi.com, April 15

Becker College alumnus Jonathan Shanahan has been hired as a mortgage loan originator at New Fed Mortgage, where he will be working at the company’s new office in Winthrop, MA.

Transitions: Appointments, resignations, retirements, awards, deaths, The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 13

Ursula Furi-Perry has been named as the dean of the Becker College’s new School of Humanities and Social Sciences, effective July 1.

Sports: The other Worcester ‘renaissance’, Worcester Magazine, April 13

Anthony Cosky, the head coach of the Becker College women’s soccer team, is quoted in a story about sports in Worcester. Cosky is also coaching the new Worcester Smiles professional women’s soccer team.

Pax East highlights Massachusetts innovation & collaboration, massitsallhere.com, April 12

Tim Loew, executive director of MassDiGI @ Becker College, discusses the connection between entrepreneurs and local universities.

50 Years in the Making – The State of the Massachusetts Video Game Industry, venturefizz.com, April 9

Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (Mass DiGI @ Becker College) Founder and Executive Director Timothy Loew, believes the region’s academic and cultural institutions play an important role in game development.

Becker College to launch School of Humanities & Social Sciences in July, Worcester Business Journal, April 9

Becker College has announced plans for a fourth school, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, to open on July 1. The news was also reported by several other publications including Worcester Magazine and americantowns.com.

http://www.wbjournal.com/article/20180409/NEWS01/180409958, Worcester Business Journal, April 9

Becker College announced plans to visit the soon-to-close campus of Mount Ida College on April 13 to meet with students interested in continuing their education at Becker. Becker was also mentioned in several other stories about Mount Ida College students including in The Metrowest Daily News.

H.S. football: Spencer Emerson takes over Poland program, Sun Journal, April 8

Former Becker College student Spencer Emerson has been named as the New Poland Regional High School football coach.

School officials wrestle with decision on when to disclose possible threats, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 8

Becker College Police Chief David Bousquet is quoted in a story about college safety.

Northborough resident to run in Falmouth Road Race to raise funds for ALS, The Community Advocate, April 6

Becker College nursing student Jennifer Gauvin plans to run in the Falmouth Road Race, for the fifth year in a row, to help support efforts to battle ALS. Gauvin is studying to become an RN and plans to continue caring for those afflicted with ALS.

IMGD Powers Up Spring with Gaming Events, Today Tells, April 6

The 2018 MassDiGI Game Challenge was mentioned in a round-up of stories about local gaming events. The Game Challenge, which is an annual event, was held at Becker College in March.

‘We Grow Into Courage’ performance moved to different venue at Becker College, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 4

“We Grow into Courage,” a multimedia presentation telling the early story of women civil rights activists, was scheduled to be performed on April 11 at Becker College.

Becker students spent spring break making chairs in Jamaica, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 4

Seven Becker College students traveled to Jamaica for spring break to make chairs for rural schoolchildren, a service trip that supported One Chair 4 One Child, a social business initiative led and founded by Becker senior Racquel Knight.

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