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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 to Host Saturday with Dean, February 4, 2017


      Registration now open for Saturday with Dean on February 4, 2017

      Join Dean College on Saturday, February 4, 2017 for an information session and tour of campus designed to help you better understand The Dean Difference. Sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a tour of campus, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of your day.

      Representatives of the Office of Admissions will be on hand to answer all your questions. We can't wait to welcome you to campus!

      Register for Saturday with Dean on February 4, 2017

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      Dean College Announces Appointment of Dean of the School of Business


      Dean College Appoints Dr. P. Gerard Shaw as Dean of the School of Business

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      Dean College is pleased to announce that Dr. P. Gerard Shaw has accepted appointment as the Dean of the School of Business.

      Having taught and provided leadership in multiple capacities at Dean first as an adjunct and since 2005 as a full-time faculty member, Dr. Shaw brings to this role the skills and commitment to take the School of Business to the next level. “His love of Dean is so obvious it almost goes without saying,” says Vice President of Academic Affairs, Michael Fishbein. 

      In addition to his new role, he also serves as the Director of the Dean Leadership Institute, which offers students, alumni and the local community the opportunity to interact with today’s business leaders. “Gerry’s labor of love is the Dean Leadership Institute, through which he has brought 75 senior business leaders to campus to share their insights with our Community.”

      In addition to his roles at Dean, Dr. Shaw's career has included serving as a Vice President of Student Affairs, working as a consultant in the Higher Education Consulting practice at Coopers & Lybrand and co-founding his own consulting practice.

      Believing that service to the community is vital, Dr. Shaw has served on the Board of Directors for the Hockomock Area YMCA for more than 15 years. He has served on the Development Committee at the Providence Country Day School, and taught CCD at his local parish.

      Prior to earning a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Boston College, he earned an M.A. in Systematic Theology from Washington Theological Union; an M.S. in Human Resources from Biscayne College; and a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University.

      For more information about Dean College and the School of Business, visit

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      Dean College Presents: Senior Showcase, January 27-28, 2017


      Dean College Presents: Senior Showcase, January 27-28, 2017

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Senior Showcase on Friday, January 27 – Saturday, January 28, 2017.

      Creating a performance from the ground up, our talented senior dance students share their choreography, performance and production expertise in this collaborative show.

      The Senior Showcase production will take place in the Main Stage within the Campus Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online by visiting

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      Dean College Spring 2017 Move-In, January 16, 2017


      Dean College is looking forward to the start of our spring semester! Move-In begins on Monday, January 16, 2017

      Dean College looks forward to the start of our spring semester.

      Returning Resident students should report to campus on Monday, January 16th and pick up their keys in their residence halls. ALL STUDENTS arriving between 4:30-5:00 p.m. must check in at the Campus Center.

      New student check-in is scheduled from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the campus center.

      Commuter students who have been financially cleared may go directly to their first registered class on Tuesday, January 17th.

      For more information regarding move-in, click here.




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      Dean Leadership Institute Presents: Angela McKay, January 24, 2017


      The Dean Leadership Institute (DLI) invites you to attend its Executive Lecture Series on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Guidrey Center. 

      The Dean Leadership Institute (DLI) invites you to attend its Executive Lecture Series on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Guidrey Center.

      Dean College is honored to host Angela McKay, Director of the Government Security Policy and Strategy Team within Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft for this year’s lecture series. The Executive Series offers a unique and interactive opportunity for students, alumni and the local community to interact with today’s business leaders.

      Guest speaker, Angela McKay leads Microsoft’s public policy work on cybersecurity, cloud security, and norms, and on public sector use of cloud.  Her team includes professionals working on these topics across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. She focuses on driving strategic change, both within Microsoft and externally, to advance trust in the computing ecosystem. 

      Ms. McKay combines technical expertise and public policy acumen to develop policies that improve security and stability of cyberspace, and support development, growth, and innovation.  She serves on the Board of Councilors for the East West Institute, a think tank focused on international conflict resolution, and as Microsoft’s Point of Contact for the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, which provides the President of the United States with recommendations to maintain reliable, secure, and resilient communications. 

      The speaking program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Guidrey Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA on January 24, 2017.

      The program is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required as seating is limited.

      For more information and to register, visit the Dean College website



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