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      Dean College Welcomes New and Returning Students


      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 Announces Leadership in Action Series, Beginning September 22, 2015



      Beginning September 22, 2015, the Leadership in Action series offers Dean College students an exclusive opportunity to hear and interact with regional business leaders to learn more about what made them successful and gain valuable insights and contacts to help them launch their own careers.

      Fall dates and speakers include the following:

      Tuesday, September 22 at 8 AM – John Rooke, Director of the Dean College Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management

      Tuesday, October 6 at 3:30 PM – Julie Hall, Executive Vice President and Director of Growth for Havas PR North America

      Thursday, October 29 at 8 AM – Janet Levesque is the Chief Information Security Officer at RSA, the Security Division of EMC

      Click here for more information on the Leadership in Action Series!

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      Dean College to Hold First Year Convocation, Tuesday, September 15, 2015



      Dean College will welcome the 151st incoming class to campus with the First Year Convocation ceremony on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

      First Year Convocation is a Dean College tradition that welcomes freshmen to the Dean community. All freshmen attend this formal college induction ceremony headed by Dean College President Paula M. Rooney, college deans and other faculty and staff.

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      Dean College Students Perform in NFL Pre-Game Show at Gillette Stadium


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      Dean College students helped kick-off the NFL season On Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Gillette Stadium where the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots took on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

      Over 125 Dean College students, including AMGT, Business, Dance and Sport Management majors, participated as on-field performers for Thursday’s pre-game celebration. With close to 300 on-field performers, Dean students comprised 50 percent of the on-field pre-game presence at Gillette Stadium.

      Participating as an on-field banner holder was John Reed ’17, a business management major from Warwick, RI. “This was an opportunity of a lifetime,” said John. “It was incredible to have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and participate in an event like this. This is an experience that I will tell my kids when I am older. Being involved at Dean has opened up opportunities that I never thought were possible.”

      Dean College was thrilled to partner with the New England Patriots to help deliver a world-class pre-game presentation. Following the performance, students will receive an event debrief in the classroom to bring the learning experience full circle.

      This opportunity was brought to life through The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management at Dean College, a partnership with the Kraft Sports Group.

      Check back tomorrow on Facebook and our blog for more information and pictures from the event.

      For more information on The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management at Dean College, click here.

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      Dean College Alum Lucky Whitehead '13 Earns Spot on Dallas Cowboys' Roster



      Franklin, MA (September 7, 2015) – Dean College Alum Rodney “Lucky” Whitehead ‘13 lived up to his nickname this past Saturday, September 5, 2015, earning a spot on the 53-man roster of the Dallas Cowboys.

      Rodney “Lucky” Whitehead was a standout wide receiver at Dean in 2013 before transferring to Florida Atlantic University (FAU). During his time at Dean College, he earned first team All-American honors as well as first team All-Conference recognition at both wide receiver and return specialist. Lucky was recognized as the team's special team player of the year as a senior.

      “This is a tremendous accomplishment for Lucky,” said Todd Vasey, Associate Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Dean College. “It is really exciting to see all of his hard work, dedication, and perseverance payoff for him. Somehow I have a feeling the best is still yet to come.”

      Last year at FAU Lucky averaged 24.6 yards per kickoff return and used his elusiveness and speed (4.41 in the 40) on long touchdowns, on a run (80), and a punt return (73).

      Lucky caught the eye of Dallas Cowboys Owner and GM Jerry Jones early on in training camp. "Lucky has been impressive out here," Jones said, via Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. "He seems to always be there solid. He seems to be in position. I like that. He's doing well."

      Wearing a #13 jersey, Lucky solidified his chances of making the team by producing an 8-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Tony Romo in the Cowboys’ 28-14 preseason loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

      “It was definitely crazy for me,” Whitehead said via Clarence Hill, Jr. of the Star-Telegram. “A lot of guys thought I should have celebrated. I was just letting it soak in. It was such a surreal moment. But it was definitely big.”

      As the NFL season kicks off this Thursday, September 10, 2015, Lucky will have to keep up the momentum. Currently at the 5th spot on the wide receiver list, Lucky will compete with big names like Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley and Devin Street for a starting spot. Regardless, Lucky has proved his namesake and made the cut.

      For more information on Dean College and Lucky’s journey, visit

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      Fall Sports Kick Off at Dean College

      Dean College kicked off a successful fall season this weekend as the men's soccer team defeated Ben Franklin Institute of Technology 11-0.  The victory was the first college win as a head coach for Coach Resendes.

      On Sunday, it was the Dean football team's turn, as they defeated Western New England JV 44-6 at the Longley Athletic Complex in Franklin, MA. 

      Congratulations to both teams!

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