Headlines & Headliners, June 1

Published on Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Expert: companies dismissing security engineers, state lowers the criteria for fire safety, 24ur.com, June 1

Becker College professor Aleš Jug, talked about fire safety in an article on the Slovenian news site, 24ur.com. Jug, a native of Slovenia, is an expert in the field of fire prevention.

Christine Dekkers Designs now at The Harbour View Gallery, fineartamerica.com, May 31

Christine Dekkers, who attended Becker College, has an exhibit of her art underway at Harbour View Gallery in Cape Coral, FL. According to the article, her collection “depicts flowing forms with the use of plaster textures and paint.”

Becker’s Sempkowski, Southern Vt.’s Orrell Named NECC Senior Student Athletes of the Year, neccathletics.com, May 30

TJ Sempkowski, a 2017 Becker College graduate, was named the NECC Male Senior Student Athlete of the Year. This is the first time that a Becker student received the award.

Seminar on Creating Game Apps for Kids, Saturday May 27th, The Valley Patriot, May 27

Becker College student Tyler Haddad put his gaming skills to work while also giving back to the community. Using laptop computers provided by the College, Haddad hosted an event for Lawrence children on May 27 and taught 10-12 year olds how to program games.

Sad story at old wtc courts, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 27

Tennis columnist Shaun Sutter shared his personal views and his disappointment about the former Worcester Tennis Club being closed to the public after Becker College’s acquisition of the property. The College will likely use the site for an academic facility and dedicated green space.

Becker Excellence-Kyle Credle ’17, Becker.edu, May 19

Kyle Credle made an impression at Becker College—on his classmates, teammates, coaches and the staff who worked with him. He was honored with a co-Outstanding Male Athlete Award at the annual Becker College Athletic Awards on May 4.

How to Help Your Perfectionist Child, Baystate Parent, May 19

Children who procrastinate or simply not do tasks, due to a crippling fear of failure, may be suffering from maladaptive perfectionism, according to an article by Rachael Bottone, who graduated from Becker College this month with a master’s degree in mental health counseling.

First Students to Graduate from Becker College with a Master’s Degree, Becker.edu, May 18

On May 6, four students had the singular distinction of being the first to earn a master of arts in mental health counseling from Becker College.

Becker Excellence-Marissa Turner ’17, Becker.edu, May 17

Earlier this month, Marissa Turner graduated from Becker College with a bachelor’s degree in veterinary science and was also recognized with the Outstanding Female Athlete Award for her excellence as a three-sport athlete.

“Dreams: Educating the Future of Haiti” Graduation and Testimonies, Becker.edu, May 16

Several teachers and caregivers from Brit’s Home, in Haiti, recently received certificates in child development psychology, thanks to a collaboration between Be Like Brit and Yunus Social Business Centre @ Becker College.  Dr. Debra Pallatto-Fontaine, executive director of global initiatives at Becker, wrote about the graduation ceremonies and the education effort underway in Haiti.

Introducing the 2017 ChannelPro Visionaries, channelpronetwork.com, May 15

Libis Bueno, CEO and president of Domitek Inc., is working with Becker College to create cybersecurity training programs for at-risk youth.

What it takes to lead a college, Worcester Business Journal, May 15

Becker College’s president, Nancy Crimmin, is one of several new college presidents in central Massachusetts.