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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
Grease is The
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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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
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.
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.
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!
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