Headlines & Headliners, July 30

Published on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Big Brothers Big Sisters Names Gamache Scurry Director of Development, GoLocal Providence, July 30

Becker College graduate Shannon Gamache Scurry is the new director of development and community relations for Big Brothers Big Sister of Ocean State.

TOWN TRIPPIN’: Dudley, Oxford & Webster, Worcester Magazine, July 27

Pat Harrison’s accomplishments are highlighted in a recent Worcester Magazine column. Harrison, a Becker College alumna who turned 99 on July 23, helped found the Center of Hope, which assists people with disabilities.

Becker College Names Christine M. Meola VP of Institutional Advancement, Becker.edu, July 27

Becker College has a new vice president of Institutional Advancement—Christine M. Meola. The announcement was made by College President Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D.

Urban League partners with STCC to expose students to STEM, sassy gal blog, July 25

Becker College is mentioned in a blog post about schools working with Urban League to give area high school students a chance to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Two Minutes With … Tim Loew, Worcester Magazine, July 20

Tim Loew, executive director of  MassDiGI  @ Becker College, talks about the organization’s effort to see more games published in Massachusetts.

Craving French toast and video game design classes? This Lawrence diner has both, Boston Globe, July 19

Becker College senior Tyler Haddad is using space in his parent’s Lawrence diner to offer free game design classes to low-income children. Haddad was also featured on WCVB TV 5’s “5 for Good” segment.

When Children Can Benefit From Playing Videogames, Wall Street Journal, July 17

Videogames, including the MassDiGI game Hibachi Hero, are showing encouraging results in helping children with disorders like ADHD and anxiety.  Hibachi Hero is also featured in a BostInno story on the same topic.

Becker Gets Davis Educational Foundation Grant, Becker.edu, July 12

 Becker College has been awarded a 2-year, $115,100 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to be used for the College’s Agile Mindset Capstone Course and Assessment Tool.

Top 25 recommended American universities for game design, zuinow.com, July 11

The Chinese news site zuinow.com included Becker College on a story about the top schools for game design. Becker ranked fifth on their list.

Dunn named Colby football offensive coordinator, Bangor Daily News, July 7

Dave Dunn, who previously coached at Becker College, has been named the new offensive coordinator for the Colby College football team. The story was also reported in  Brazil Business Today.

State chief to head campus enforcement association,  Berkshire Eagle,  July 3

David Bousquet, the chief of police at Becker College, is now the president of an international campus law enforcement organization. The story was also reported on Becker College’s website.

Gaming Comes to Life for Middle School Students Thanks to Becker College, Becker.edu, July 1

A group of Becker College students recently introduced the world of game design to almost 90 students at Tahanto Regional Middle School in Boylston, Mass.

Play Germy’s Adventure, Kongregate.com, July 2017.

The game Germy’s Adventure, which got its start at MassDiGI’s Summer Innovation Program, just soft launched for PC’s on Kongregate, a popular online games marketplace. Hyper Hippo, one of MassDiGI’s publishing partners, may push it out under their brand. Click here to play the game.

Panel touts strength of student intern pool, Chamber Exchange newspaper, June edition

Students at Becker College are using their internship experiences to help others, according to global citizenship coordinator Ales Jug, who discussed some of the students’ success stories during a panel discussion at a recent Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce event.  (Go to page 15 of the newspaper for the story).

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