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Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, August 28, students from
around the world will be arriving on campus to kick off the 2014-15 academic
Friday marks the beginning of International
Student Orientation (ISO) and Arch Orientation. ISO offers an opportunity
for international students to become acquainted with Dean and the surrounding
areas and Arch Orientation allows those
participating in the Arch program to become better acquainted with others in
On Monday, September 1, the remaining new and returning
students will move in and/or check-in to Dean College. Times and locations for
check-in vary depending on a variety of factors, so be sure to check out the Move-In Day web page
for all information. If you are moving in to a residence hall for the first
time, you will also find some tips on what to bring and what not to bring to
Dean College has been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
to offer a new stand-alone B.A. degree. Beginning in fall 2016, students at
Dean College will be able to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.
B.A. program will prepare students for the world of work or graduate school.
Associate degree in Communications has a proud history and great alumni,” said
Dr. Michael Fishbein, vice president of academic affairs. “Our
students have been asking to stay at Dean to finish their Bachelor’s degree in
Communications and we are delighted to provide them with the option to do so.”
College now proudly offers 12 bachelor degree programs, including Arts and
Entertainment Management, Business Management, Communications, Dance, English,
History, Liberal Arts and Studies, Psychology, Security Management, Sociology,
Sport Management, and Theatre.
Dean College offers associate degree programs, as well as a robust schedule of
part-time continuing and professional education credit and certificate programs
throughout the calendar year.
Join us for FAFSA Day on Sunday, January 31, 2016, sponsored
by FAFSA Day Massachusetts, a non-profit, volunteer-driven program providing
free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA.
Students, families and adult learners are invited to receive help with applying
for financial aid for the 2016-17 academic year. Learn more and register by
While on campus, why not check out Dean College? Join us for
an information session and tour of campus designed to help you better understand
The Dean Difference.
Tentative schedule of events:
10:30 Check-in (Campus Center)
11:30 Info Session (Campanella Board Room)
1:00 FAFSA DAY (Technology Center)
We can't wait to welcome you to campus!
Dean Children’s Center will host an Exploration Open House
on Monday, January 11, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Parents of children 2
years old to 6 years are encouraged to bring their child to explore the school
and learn about our program. Applications are being accepted for 5-day morning,
2-day morning, 3-day morning preschool programs or 4-day Pre-K program.
Preschool begins January 2016 and September 2016.
Innovative and progressive, the school is NAEYC accredited
and well known in the community for an inspiring preschool experience. Dean
Children’s Center is a lab school for ECE majors, with teachers-in-training
alongside credentialed teachers. The center has a very professional and caring
environment for children to learn through exploration.
The school uses a developmental approach to education which
reflects current research in child development and peer conflict resolution.
Director Faith Nickolas states “We are a regional resource to parents and
educators on peer conflict resolution in young children and our lab school is a
demonstration site for best practices in early education of children.”
Dean College Children’s Center is located at 144 School
Street in Franklin. For more information, call 508-541-1598.
Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, December 31st through Friday, January 1, 2016. Administrative offices will resume normal business hours beginning Monday, January 4, 2016.
Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, December 31st through Friday, January 1, 2016.
Administrative offices will resume normal business hours beginning Monday, January 4, 2016.
Dean College is pleased to announce that effective
January 1, 2016, current athletic director John Jackson will be moving into a
newly created role, Director of NCAA Transition and Compliance. Head football
coach and associate athletic director, Todd Vasey will assume leadership of the
Athletic Department as the Dean College Athletic Director. And, Stephen Tirrell
will replace Todd Vasey as the Head Football Coach.
Earlier this year Dean College notified the
NCAA of its intent and desire to explore NCAA Division III membership. The
process includes several key strategic decisions that need to be made to ensure
the transition is successful and that all requirements are met.
For the past 35 years, John Jackson has
spearheaded the growth and development of the athletic program at Dean College.
years of expertise will prove to be an asset during the College’s NCAA
“We are certain that John’s longtime
commitment to student athletes, loyalty to Dean and network in the athletic
profession, will guide us through this rigorous process,” said Dr. Paula
Rooney, president of Dean College.
John will also serve as the College’s Athletic
Compliance Officer, an NCAA requirement.
Todd Vasey entered his 12th season this fall as the winningest head football
coach in Dean College history. “Todd has achieved incredible success and
instilled a sense of Bulldog Pride among the Dean Community, and most
importantly, our student athletics,” said Dr. Rooney.
tenure as coach, paired with years of experience as an athletic administrator,
will make for a seamless transition to the new role.
am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to lead the athletic
department at Dean College,” said Vasey. “My goal is to build upon the many
great things that John Jackson has put in place and make Dean College Athletics
one of the finest Division III athletic programs in New England.”
to the Head Football Coach slot is Franklin resident, Stephen Tirrell. Prior to
his new role in the department, Tirrell was the defensive line coach for the
am beyond excited to have the opportunity to lead the Dean College Football
team during this new era,” said Tirrell. “My goal is to continue the success
that has already been put in place by Coach Vasey.”
more information on Dean College athletics, visit www.dean.edu
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