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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.
The Dean College Children’s Center has earned re-accreditation from the
National Association of the Education of Young Children – the nation’s leading
organization of early childhood professionals.
"We're proud to have earned the mark of
quality from NAEYC, and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the
highest professional standards,” said Faith
Nickolas, Faculty of Early Childhood Education and Director of the Children’s
Center. “NAEYC Accreditation demonstrates we have
strived for the highest-quality program which provides an engaging
classroom, enhanced relationships with families and a rich early learning experience”.
earn re-accreditation, Dean College
Children’s Center went through an extensive self-study process,
measuring against the ten NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than
400 related Accreditation Criteria. In the 25 years since NAEYC Accreditation
was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early
childhood education. Approximately 8 percent of all preschools and other early
childhood programs are currently accredited by NAEYC. The NAEYC Accreditation system has set
voluntary professional standards for programs for young children since 1985. In
September 2006, the Association revised program standards and criteria to
introduce a new level of quality, accountability, and service for parents and
children in child care programs. The new standards today reflect the latest
research and best practices in early childhood education and development.
“It's a lengthy and rigorous process to achieve NAEYC Accreditation, and Dean College
Children’s Center should be commended for seeking high standards,” said Rhian
Evans Allvin, Executive Director of NAEYC. “Caring
for children is not ‘rocket science’ – it’s
brain science. Studies prove that the
brain connections made in the first few years of life set a child’s path for
success in school and in life. That’s why quality educators are so crucial. For parents and
caregivers of young children who are searching for a high-quality early
learning experience, Dean College Children’s Center’s NAEYC Accreditation is a
sign that it offers a high-quality
education in a nurturing and stimulating environment.”
Click here to learn more about the Dean College Children's Center.
Former Dean College offensive lineman D.J. Morrell (pictured in white #70) signed as a free agent with the Detroit Lions after this past Saturday’s NFL draft. D.J. received his Associate Degree from Dean College in 2011. After spending two seasons at Dean and being named First Team All-Northeast, the 6'6" native of Norwalk, CT started all 25 games he played at Old Dominion University. Click here to read the release.
Former Dean College defensive end, Albert Presley (#8 pictured in red) has
been signed for the Jacksonville Jaguars mini-camp. Albert speaks highly of his time spent at Dean,
stating, "I have accomplished many different things as a player, but if I
had to pick one thing I would have to say being named all-conference and
winning a national bowl game while attending Dean College. I know it’s not a
SEC championship or a Rose bowl, but we made history. We were the first team to
go all the way and actually come home with the hardware, so I felt blessed
and honored to be a part in that.” Click here to read Albert’s interview.
Click here to learn more about Dean College Football.
Dean College held its 148th
Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Dean College campus in
Franklin, MA. A total of 285 individuals received their degrees, with a large
number of family and friends in attendance.
keynote address was provided by Dean College President, Dr. Paula M. Rooney,
who told students not to concentrate on the finish line because “it is the
journey that matters.” Dr. Rooney encouraged students to “use a solid
foundation of knowledge, sense of curiosity and opportunity to achieve your
remarks were provided by Joseph C. Maher, Jr., Esq., Co-Vice Chairman of the
Dean College Board of Trustees, along with two graduating students, Caleb
Dolman from Manchester, NH and Hanna Anderson from Bridgewater, MA.
Dolman earned his Associate Degree in Sport/Fitness Studies with a concentration
in Physical Education. Caleb began his speech by quoting Mahatma Gandhi who said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Caleb told students that “change is not easy – it is tedious but necessary…if
it were easy there would be no accomplishments.”
Anderson received her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Studies with a
concentration in Psychology. Hanna
quoted Maya Angelou, who said, “I've learned that people will forget what you
said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you
made them feel.” She told students “As you walk across the stage today,
remember to thank the people that have helped you along the way.” She
encouraged students to realize that the possibilities in life are endless. “Each
of you is now sitting here because you did not settle. You did this.”
information on Dean College, visit our website www.dean.edu.
To see pictures and videos from Commencement, visit www.dean.edu/commencement.
been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to offer
stand-alone B.A. degrees. Beginning in fall 2014, students at Dean College will
be able to complete a Bachelor of Arts
in English, a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology or
a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. These degree programs will take the
place of concentrations in English, History, Psychology and Sociology under the
umbrella of the B.A. in Liberal Arts and Studies. The Bachelor of Arts in
Liberal Arts and Studies will remain, and students pursuing that degree will be
able to design their own major with the approval of the Dean of the School of
Liberal Arts and Sciences.
These new B.A.
programs, along with the LAS bachelor’s degree, prepare students for the world
of work or graduate school. “Today’s
employers are seeking college graduates who have the knowledge and skills that
liberal arts degrees provide; inquiry and analysis, critical and creative
thinking, written and oral communication, quantitative and information
literacy, teamwork and problem solving,” said Dr. Linda Ragosta, Vice President
of Academic Affairs.
College now proudly offers 9 Bachelor Degree programs, including Arts and
Entertainment Management, Business, Dance, English, History, Liberal Arts and
Studies, Psychology, Sociology or Theatre. Additionally, Dean College offers 17
Associate Degree programs, as well as a robust schedule of part-time continuing
and professional education credit and certificate programs throughout the
College is pleased to announce that CTP,
an award-winning marketing and communications agency for brands like the Boston
Red Sox, Eastern Bank and Microsoft, has been hired to develop and manage a
comprehensive marketing program for the college.
here for the official press release.
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