Headlines & Headliners, Oct. 1-16

Published on Monday, October 16th, 2017

Plenty of roadside history in Central Massachusetts, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Oct. 16

Baseball’s first perfect game by a professional ball player was played on what is now the Worcester campus of Becker College. A marker at 61 Sever St. commemorates the efforts of J. Lee Richmond on June 12, 1880. Richmond pitched the game for the Worcester Ruby Red Legs, a National League team, at the city’s former agricultural fairgrounds.

Moves & Shakers, Worcester Business Journal, Oct. 16

Ursula Furi-Perry has been named as assistant dean of Becker College’s School of Nursing and Behavioral Sciences.

Training With Professor Debbie, BeLikeBrit.org, Oct. 14

Becker College professor Debra Pallatto-Fontaine blogged about her recent experience training staff members at Brit’s Home, an orphanage in Haiti. Dr. Pallatto-Fontaine is the executive director for Global Initiatives and the Yunus Social Business Centre at Becker. In addition, she is a staff development specialist for Brit’s Home.

Best Computer Science Schools Releases 2017 Ranking of Best Big Data Degrees,Health Technology Net, Oct. 11

Best Computer Science Schools has ranked Becker College among the top 25 school in the country for data degrees. The story also ran in 30 other publications.

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 8

Laurie Hillson has been appointed as dean of the School of Nursing and Behavioral Sciences at Becker College. She previously served as assistant dean of graduate nursing at Endicott College.

Becker student takes stand for classroom seating in Jamaica, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Oct. 6

Becker College student Racquel Knight, has launched One Chair 4 One Child, to benefit children in her native Jamaica.  The story also ran in Targeted News Service and The Worcester Sun.

Scarborough grocery employee bags best-in-state title, The Forecaster, Oct. 4

Becker College graduate Alex Matos has won the title of best grocery bagger in Maine and a trip to compete for the national grand prize of $10,000 early next. Matos graduated in May from Becker and is now pursuing a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs.

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