Headlines & Headliners August 31

Published on Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Animals steal the show at annual Worcester County 4-H Fair, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Aug. 27

Becker College freshman Allyson Heintz won the Dorothea Mahoney award and was recognized as honorary chairperson at the Worcester County 4-H Fair. Heintz is enrolled in the veterinary assistant program at Becker College.

Shen grad Mossey new Becker lacrosse coach, Daily Gazette, Aug. 23

Becker College graduate Ashley Mossey has been named as the college’s new women’s lacrosse coach. Mossey was the NECC Player of the Year her junior and senior seasons at Becker.

Sight, Sound and Sensation, sprinklerfactory.com, Aug. 22

An exhibit featuring artwork by Becker professors Scott Niemi and Derek Hoffend will be held at the Sprinkler Factory in Worcester from Sept. 9-Oct. 1. Niemi is an associate professor of Interactive Media at Becker College and Hoffend is an associate professor of Design.

Becker College football preview,   Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Aug. 22

Becker College football coach Frank Forcucci believes the Hawks took some important steps in the offseason that will help them get back on a winning track this year. The story was also reported by World News.

Windsor Field Hockey Rises From the Ashes, The Valley News, Aug. 20

Becker College graduate Jody Wood is the new head field hockey coach at Windsor High School in Windsor, Vt. While at Becker, Wood’s team won two National Junior College Athletic Association national championships.

Former Westboro, Becker star Jacob Holmes excited to play arena football, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Aug. 15

Becker College graduate Jacob Holmes has signed with the High Country Grizzlies of the National Arena League.

College Town: Area schools among best, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Aug. 13

Becker College is among the best colleges for undergraduate education, according to the Princeton Review’s annual college guide, “The Best 382 Colleges.”

Briand named Anna Maria head coach, D3baseball.com, Aug. 8

Former Becker College assistant coach Dan Briand has been named as the head baseball coach for Anna Maria College. Briand was the assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator for Becker College baseball for two seasons while also working in the admissions department from 2006-2009.

Meet the Young Latino Mayor Who Is Bringing Back His Rhode Island City, NBC News, Aug. 8

Becker College graduate James Diossa, 32, is making a name for himself in local politics.

OnlineSchoolsCenter.com Announces the 35 Fastest Online School Degree Programs, prnewswire.com, Aug. 7

Becker College has been named by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com as one of the best online schools in the country offering the fastest distance education programs. The story also ran in Tulsacw.com.

Marshfield’s Machado named GNAC SID of the year again, wickedlocal.com, Aug. 3

Lasell College Sports Information Director Emily Machado has been named the 2017 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Sports Information Director of the Year. Machado previously served as the assistant sports information director at Becker College.

Education: Intellectually-disabled students finding local college pathways, Worcester Magazine, Aug. 3

Worcester has long been a hub of higher education opportunities for all students, including those with intellectual disabilities. At Becker College, they can reap the benefits of customized support at the college’s Collaborative Learning Center.

Fidelity Bank gets naming rights to new Worcester rinks, Worcester Business Journal, Aug. 1

The ice rink and recreational center under construction in Worcester’s Canal District will be named for Leominster-based Fidelity Bank. The $18-million facility will be named the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center under a 10-year naming rights deal announced by the bank and the Worcester Railers HC. Becker College’s men’s and women’s hockey teams will play there, among others.