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18th Annual Dean College President’s Cup Golf Tournament to benefit the Dean College Scholarship Fund Monday, September 15, 2014 Franklin Country Club Details of event coming early summer.
Dr. Linda Ragosta recently left Dean College after 9
years of service.
As Vice President of Academic Affairs and Planning, Linda
has been an instrumental member of the Senior Management team at Dean College
since 2005. For the past 9 years, Linda has led the college in successfully
implementing its mission. The dedication that she has shown to Dean exemplifies
the Dean Difference and the care that each individual member of the Dean
community shows to bettering the community as a whole.
Best of luck in any and all future
will truly be missed at Dean!
College Athletic Director John Jackson has been awarded the 2013-2014 Under
Armour Athletic Director of the Year Award (ADOY) for the Junior/Community
College division. It is the third time that John has been selected to receive
Award highlights the efforts of athletics directors at all levels for their
commitment and positive contributions to student-athletes, campuses and their
will be recognized at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of
Athletics (NACDA) 49th Annual Convention Awards Luncheon at the
World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida on June 11, 2014.
Dean College welcomes
Diletta “Dee” Masiello as Dean of the School of Continuing Studies. With over
15 years of increasing responsibility in higher education, Masiello will focus her
new position on building programs for adult students.
worked at Northeastern University for the past 13 years, Masiello is excited to
have an impact on a smaller institution. “My goal is to raise Dean’s profile in
the area,” said Masiello. “Providing Dean students with more options through
the addition of new programs and flexible course delivery is very exiting!
Everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue a higher education and these
initiatives build more pathways to make that possible."
joining Dean, Dee served as the Assistant Dean of Graduate Faculty and Academic
Affairs at Northeastern University, where she provided leadership, strategic
recruitment, enrollment management, and policy development. During her tenure,
Masiello helped launch the first-ever online MBA program at Northeastern
University. Under her leadership the program has grown from an original
entering class of 18 students in November of 2006 to nearly 1400 students
today. “People are now recognizing the value of the online delivery mode,” said
Masiello. “To provide flexibility to those who might not be able to attend
classes is where online education is valuable.”
holds a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University
and a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has
presented at local, regional and national conferences on a variety of topics
including: strategic enrollment management, online learning and retention
issues of adult and online students.
are excited to welcome Dee to Dean College,” said John Marcus, Vice President
of Enrollment Services and Marketing at Dean College. “Dee will be instrumental
during our launch of the online degree program in the fall. Her expertise in
starting new programs, working with adult learners and online program development
and evaluation are exactly what Dean needs at this point in our history.”
Dee will begin her new role at Dean College on Monday, June 30, 2014.
In 2015, Dean College will
celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding and President Paula
M. Rooney will celebrate twenty years as President. Both of these milestones provide the
opportune time to celebrate the significant achievements of this noble
institution and the still growing legacy of its current President.
The Sesquicentennial is the
ideal backdrop for an important initiative that will secure a dynamic and
promising future for Dean. To that end, the
Dean College Board of Trustees established Dean 150: Celebrate the
Past – Secure the Future a comprehensive campaign beginning
its public phase on June 1, 2014.
President Rooney thanks all donors for their commitment
to the College and the campaign: “Dean has evolved into a leader and a model for retaining a focus on
the associate’s degree while adding carefully designed baccalaureate
programs. We approach the
Sesquicentennial from a position of strength. Our distinct mission and focus on
the academic and personal success of each student creates a remarkable learning
community of caring and challenge.”
Three influential members of the Dean College community have recently retired or are transitioning to another position. These individuals leave behind 87 combined years of experience, service, and loyalty to the College.
Thomas (Tommy) Pruvot started working at Dean in 1974 as a custodian. During his 40 dedicated years, Tommy forged strong friendships and earned the love and respect of all those with whom he worked. In honor of Tommy’s legacy, a pathway near Dean Hall
was named after Tommy, Tommy’s Way.
Jean Wenzel began teaching dance courses here at Dean in 1982. Dean Emerita, Joanie Palladino, said that when she was told
she should interview Jean for a teaching position, she did not know what to
expect. Jean was someone who had been a Show Girl and had performed with the
legendary Jimmy Durante. In the early days of the dance program, Jean took the lead in
making tap an integral part of the dance curriculum. She has done this
with distinction, by teaching countless Dean students the art of tap. In 2006,
she received the first part-time faculty teaching excellence award. Jean
exemplifies the ideal of living each day to the fullest. She has given her all
to Dean College over the past 30 years.
Jed Griswold started teaching at Dean as an
Adjunct Faculty member. For 17 years, Jed dedicated his time to teaching Psychology
and Philosophy to many generations of students. He is retiring as a Professor,
leaving behind a rich legacy.
The dedication that these faculty and staff members have shown to Dean College exemplifies the Dean Difference and the care that each individual member of the Dean community shows to bettering the community as a whole. Congratulations on your retirements and best of luck in future endeavors!
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