Headlines & Headliners: Becker in the News
Headlines & Headliners, March 16-31, 2018
Area college roundup, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 31
The Becker College men’s baseball team beat Eastern Nazarene, 14, 10 in the first game of a double-header on March 31. Eastern Nazarene won the second game by a score of 7-5.
New women’s soccer team brings Smiles to Worcester, Worcester Magazine, March 29
The Worcester Smiles, an all-women’s soccer team, kicks off their first season on May 12. The team is coached by Anthony Cosky, head coach of the women’s soccer team at Becker College.
Becker College opens Barrett Center, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 28
Becker College held its official grand opening ceremony for the Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Wednesday.
The Grid District in downtown Worcester now at 95 percent occupancy following renovations, masslive.com, March 28
The successful redevelopment of the Grid District includes Bancroft Hall, a residence hall for Becker College students.
Becker’s police chief discussed campus safety on Capitol Hill, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 28
Becker College Police Chief David Bousquet and a group of his fellow campus law enforcement officers recently visited Capitol Hill to raise critical issues and weigh in on public safety policy matters.
Becker to officially mark opening of new $7.3M campus building, Worcester Business Journal, March 26
Becker College will hold an official grand opening ceremony for the Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Wednesday.
Librettist Cerise Jacobs Collaborates With Visual Art And Technical Virtuosos On PermaDeath, Broadway World, March 26
Several members of the Becker College community are working on the video game opera PermaDeath, which is slated to premiere in Boston on Sept.27.
Becker College: At The Forefront Of Collegiate Esports, cstarleague.com, March 22
Tim Loew, executive director of the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute at Becker College, talks about Becker’s esports club, the new esports lab located in Becker’s recently-opened Colleen C. Barrett Center, and the esports coaching services that the college offers to Becker students in partnership with Gamer Sensei.
Editorial: The asocial side of the social networks, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 22
Alan Ritacco, dean of the School of Design and Technology at Becker College, was mentioned in an editorial in the March 22 edition of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Becker College Recognized for its Academic Programs, americantowns.com, March 21
Becker College has been named a “College of Distinction.” The college was lauded for having innovative educational practices as well as a strong record of preparing graduates for the real world.
WACBA Hoops: Holy Cross’ Manis and Nichols’ Echevarria Headline 2018 All-WACBA Awards, noontimesports.com, March 21
The Worcester Area College Basketball Association announced its annual awards on March 21. Becker College head coach David Bostick was named Coach of the Year for the second year in a row. Becker sophomore Cassidy Harrison made the women’s All-WACBA First Team, junior Adrianna Dowdy was named to the women’s Second Team and Becker senior Samuel Durodola and junior Kareem Davis were named to the men’s All-WACBA First Team.
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito to be Becker College graduation speaker, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 20
Massachusetts’ Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will be Becker College’s commencement speaker, on May 5 at the DCU Center. The announcement was also reported in several other publications including americantowns.com.
Klemanchuck named Athlete of the Week, beckerhawks.com, March 19
Junior Megan Klemanchuck was named the Becker College Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 18.
Becker students build game on train, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 18
Students from Becker College put the 52 hours they spent on a train to good use. As part of Train Jam, the students worked together to create a video game while traveling to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Becker College Announces 2018 Commencement, Honors Convocation Speakers, americantowns.com, March 19
Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D., announced that Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito will address graduates during the College’s 2018 Commencement ceremony.
At Regis College, Framingham mayor talks about work and life, MetroWest Daily News, March 18
Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin spoke at a “Women in Leadership” panel on March 17 at Regis College.
Polimeno captures Pentathlon Title at ASUN Conference Championship Meet, Tewksbury Town Crier, March 17
The Becker College women’s softball team beat the University of New England by a score of 6-4 on March 13 in Clermont, Florida.
Tough day for Stockton baseball, softball teams in Florida, The Press of Atlantic City, March 16
The Becker College men’s baseball team beat Stockton University by a score of 7-3 at the Russmatt Central Florida Invitational on March 16.
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