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Meet the Staff

Worcester Campus

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Micky Roberts
Executive Director, Student Support Services, Center for Career Education and Advising, 504/Disability Coordinator
Office Location: Linden Hall
Phone: 508.373.9704
Email: micky.roberts@becker.edu


Associate Director Leslie GermonLeslie Germond

Associate Director/Academic Advisor
School of Design & Technology
Bullock Hall, Room 33
leslie.germond@becker.edu
774.354.0452

Leslie works with our Business, Dual Degree Animal Care, Esports Management and Sports Management students (last names A-C and N-Z). Leslie possesses a bachelor of arts in psychology from Springfield College with a minor in business. After 20 plus years in the corporate world as a human resource practitioner, she decided to put her passion and expertise for training and development and career and performance coaching to good use within the college setting. Leslie loves bringing employers and students together in various platforms to bring a real-world, experiential component to her students’ education.


Assistant Director Ernie BrooksErnie Brooks, M.Ed.

Assistant Director/Academic Advisor
School of Nursing & Health Sciences
Bullock Hall, Room 34
ernest.brooks@becker.edu
508.373.9796

Ernie works with our Nursing students, last name beginning with A-L , and our Health Science students, last name beginning with A-L  Ernie studied for a master of education degree at Springfield College and a bachelor of science in fire science at Anna Maria College, also working as an EMT.  Ernie is passionate about helping students discover and be their genuine selves and loves learning about and discussing the universe and other larger than life ideas.


Assistant Director Lisa ChaseLisa Chase

Assistant Director/Academic Advisor
School of Nursing & Health Sciences
Bullock Hall
lisa.chase@becker.edu
774.354.0659

Lisa works with our Nursing students, last name beginning with M-Z, and our Health Science students, last name beginning with M-Z.  Lisa has had the pleasure of working at Becker in a variety of settings for many years. She has a background in animal care, massage therapy, and business, having earned her bachelor of science in business administration from Becker College. Lisa enjoys connecting with each student and helping them foster their academic and career goals.


Kristen CooganKristen Coogan

Assistant Director/Academic Advisor
School of Design & Technology
Bullock Hall, Room 22
kristen.coogan@becker.edu
508.373.9799

Kristen works with Game Design, Game Development & Programming, Game Production and Management, and Game Audio students with the last names A-L. She has a passion for supporting students in their career readiness and professionalism and she has professional experience across Higher Ed working with all class years at 7+ private and state institutions around Boston and Worcester as well as experience working in multiple offices and supporting a variety of students: From low income families, student leaders in multicultural clubs/organizations, transfer students, international students, resident assistants, orientation leaders, and first generation students. Kristen holds a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Writing from Framingham State University and earned her M.S. in Professional Communications with certificates in Writing for New Media and Health Communications from Regis College.


Assistant Director Samantha DohertySamantha Doherty, M.A.

Assistant Director/Academic Advisor
School of Animal Studies and Natural Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Bullock Hall, Room 21
samantha.doherty@becker.edu
508.373.9798

Within the School of Animal Studies and Natural Sciences, Samantha works with students last names A-F in the Vet Tech, Animal Care, and Pre-Vet majors. Within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Samantha advises all students within Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Forensic Science, Legal Studies, Psychology, Dual Degree in Psychology/Criminal Justice/Forensic Science, and Exploratory First Year students.  Samantha supports undergraduate students in building professional resumes, cover letters, preparing for interviews, as well as academic advising.  Samantha has many years of experience working in career education and prides herself on helping students achieve their academic and career goals. Samantha has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Master of Arts in School Counseling from Assumption College.


Assistant Director Brandon FrencicBrandon E. Frencic, M.S.

Assistant Director/Academic Advisor
School of Design & Technology
Bullock Hall, Room 23
brandon.frencic@becker.edu
508.373.9795

Brandon works with our Game Design, Game Development and Programming, Game Production, and Management students, last name beginning with M-Z.  Brandon is a higher education professional with a strong focus on student development and institutional advancement.  He received his master’s degree in non-profit management with a specialization in higher education from Worcester State University.  Brandon has spent more than six years of his career working in higher education (academic advising, registration, orientation, and student leadership).  He has also spent more than 10 years working in the for-profit sector as a corporate recruiter and trainer where he concentrated on organizational growth and development.  Brandon has had many successes in organizational sustainability, both for-profit and non-profit, by maintaining an entrepreneur’s mind and a servant’s heart.


Liz RipponLiz Rippon

Assistant Director/Academic Advisor
School of Design & Technology
Bullock Hall, Room 24
liz.rippon@becker.edu
508.373.9792

Liz works with our Business Administration, Esports Management, Sports Management, and dual degree with Animal Care and Business Administration students, last name beginning with D-M. She works with all students in our Game Arts, Integrated Graphic Design, and Applied Computer Science programs. She also works as a Study Abroad/Away advisor for students on the Worcester Campus. Liz received Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Accounting from Boise State University and later, a Master in Higher Education from Merrimack College. She has a background in business, teaching abroad, and most recently, experience working with students to achieve their academic, personal, and career goals.


Leicester Campus

Associate Director Dan ChapmanDaniel W. Chapman, M.S.

Associate Director/Academic Advisor
School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences
Fuller Campus Center, Room 133
daniel.chapman@becker.edu
774.354.0679

Dan works with all of our Biology, Equine, and Non-Matriculated students.  Dan has worked in higher education for 20 years. In addition to academic and career advising he is the Study Abroad/Away Coordinator for Becker and the chapter advisor for Alpha Lambda Delta (National First Year Honor Society for Student Success. Dan has worked at Becker since 2012 in Academic and Student Affairs. He has a Bachelor of Science in Cultural Anthropology and a Master of Science in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University.


Angela BarnesAngela M. Barnes, M.S.

Assistant Director/Academic Advisor
School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences
Fuller Campus Center, Room 133
angela.barnes@becker.edu
774.354.0458

Angela works with our Animal Studies students, last name beginning with G-Z.  Angela has worked in higher education for 17 years. Prior to arriving at Becker, she was a career counselor at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, the student success specialist at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA, and assistant director of Curry College’s Worcester, MA campus. Angela is an adjunct faculty member at Quinsigamond Community College where she teaches public speaking. She has a Master of Science in Professional Communications, from Clark University in Worcester, MA and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Curry College in Milton, MA


Andrea BelisAndrea Belis, M.A.

Academic Advisor
School of Nursing & Health Sciences
Fuller Campus Center, Room 133
andrea.belis@becker.edu
774-354-0488

Andrea works with our Exercise Science students. Andrea has worked in higher education for 16 years, 11 of those at Becker. Her primary role is in the Athletics department as the Associate Athletic Director. She oversees NCAA compliance, student-athlete academics and programs. Andrea also serves as an ACES coach and teaches CORE classes at Becker.  She earned a Bachelor degree in Child and Youth Services from Medaille College and a Master in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


Assistant Director Samantha DohertySamantha Doherty, M.A.

Assistant Director/Academic Advisor
School of Animal Studies and Natural Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Fuller Campus Center, Room 133
samantha.doherty@becker.edu
508.373.9798

Within the School of Animal Studies and Natural Sciences, Samantha works with students last names A-F in the Vet Tech, Animal Care, and Pre-Vet majors. Within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Samantha advises all students within Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Forensic Science, Legal Studies, Psychology, Dual Degree in Psychology/Criminal Justice/Forensic Science, and Exploratory First Year students.  Samantha supports undergraduate students in building professional resumes, cover letters, preparing for interviews, as well as academic advising.  Samantha has many years of experience working in career education and prides herself on helping students achieve their academic and career goals. Samantha has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Master of Arts in School Counseling from Assumption College.


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