Storm Uproots Trees on Becker Campus

Published on Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

The severe storm in the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 11 uprooted trees and left two of Becker College’s 26 buildings damaged, in the Elm Park neighborhood of Worcester. Fortunately no one was injured, and the damage was not significant. A majority of the buildings are former homes, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (See photos on flickr.)

As the work day began, crews were out in force, including President Ken Zirkle (pictured bottom left), to clear debris.

The storm also raged on the College’s equally historic Leicester campus, resulting in negligible damage. One staff member who lives in Leicester reported that it rained so hard she, "could not see out the windows," and branches falling close by were so loud she said, "it sounded like a tree had fallen inside the house."