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      Dean College Welcomes New and Returning Students

      08/27/2014

      Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, August 28, students from around the world will be arriving on campus to kick off the 2014-15 academic year!

      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 the program.

      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 college.

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      Dean College Presents Summer Performance of Grease

      07/14/2014

      Grease is The Word!    

      Tickets for the Star Players of Bristol County and Dean College's production of GREASE are now on sale!

      Grease performs August 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30pm and August 3, 10 at 2:00pm at the Gerald A. Croteau Theatre at the Friedman School in Taunton, MA and August 21, 22, 23 at 7:30pm and August 23, 24 at 2pm at the Dean College Main Stage Theater in Franklin, MA. 

      The show is directed by Dean faculty member Jim Beauregard, produced by faculty members Daniel Kozar and Joel Thayer, will feature 20 Dean students, will star Daniel Kozar as “Miss Lynch,” and will have a guest appearance by Dean Dave Drucker as the “Coach.”

      Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical is named for the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as greasers. The musical, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of love and life. The overall themes of this show are love, friendship, teenage rebellion, sexual exploration during adolescence, and, to some extent, class consciousness/class conflict.

      To order tickets, call 774-226-5130, weekdays 9:30am – 4:30pm, or order tickets any time online at: www.StarPlayersBC.com.

      Don’t miss this “Rama-Lama-Ding-Dong” exciting event! Remember tickets are only available while they last!
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      Dean College Welcomes New Assistant Vice President for Enrollment/Dean of Admissions

      07/07/2014

      Dean College welcomes Iris Godes as Assistant Vice President for Enrollment/Dean of Admissions. Godes has over 25 years of experience in higher education. Her new role will focus on setting the enrollment strategy for Dean College.

      Prior to her new position at Dean, Godes served as the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management at Quinsigamond Community College, where she oversaw the admissions office, created and implemented recruitment strategies, established admission acceptance policies and managed application processing. During her tenure, Godes also managed the Financial Aid Office, supervising, evaluating and training staff members. Additionally, Iris has also worked at Boston University, Seattle University, and Arizona State University. “I am really looking forward to working with the admissions team at Dean,” said Godes. “I believe in having a collaborative approach to the recruitment and enrollment process, one that maximizes each individual’s strengths while benefiting from the diversity amongst the staff, raising them to the next level.”

      Godes holds a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Boston University and a B.S. in Psychology from Syracuse University. She has served on local, regional and national boards and is past-president of the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA). Additionally, Iris has presented at numerous conferences both locally and nationally and has served as a volunteer counselor at Framingham High School, assisting students and families with the college application and financial aid process.  

      "We are excited to welcome Iris to Dean College,” said John Marcus, Vice President of Enrollment Services and Marketing. “Given her extensive background in admissions and financial aid at a variety of higher education institutions, Iris will be instrumental in guiding our enrollment strategies and continuing to promote the Dean Difference to our various constituencies.”

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      Dean College Participates in Disability Empowerment Campaign

      06/23/2014

      Dean College recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Disability Empowerment campaign, in which the learning, intellectual, and developmental disability industries unite to raise awareness about overcoming obstacles often faced by those with a disability.

      We are proud to be featured alongside industry influencers, associations and public figures such as Daymond John, Henry Winkler, Temple Grandin, the Special Olympics organization and many more who share their personal experiences, triumphs and awareness efforts. The campaign was distributed through the Washington Post on June 20, 2014 and is published online and in hard copy. To read the full campaign, click here: http://bit.ly/1kUN4SV.

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      Dean College to Host Three New Student Orientation (NSO) Events

      06/18/2014

      Each summer, Dean College hosts its New Student Orientation (NSO) program that is designed to prepare enrolled students for a successful introduction to college.

      This program is a day and a half long (including an overnight stay in one of the dormitories) and allows students and their families to sample the many different aspects of Dean. NSO not only offers informative workshops and presentations but it also offers fun activities for students and parents alike.  

      Dean will be hosting NSO I from Monday, June 23 to Tuesday, June 24, NSO II from Thursday, June 26 to Friday, June 27, and NSO III from Thursday, July 10 to Friday, July 11.

      The goal of this program is to familiarize students and their families with the academic support, residence life programs and technology services available on campus. You will also have fun, meet faculty and staff, and make friends with other Dean students!

      To learn more about the program and register, please check out this link: www.dean.edu/nso

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      Dean College Thanks Dr. Linda Ragosta for 9 Years of Service

      06/05/2014

      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 endeavors! You will truly be missed at Dean!

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