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      Dean College Named 2018-19 College of Distinction


      Dean College Honored Among National Colleges of Distinction

      Dean College has been recognized for its committed implementation of High-Impact Educational Practices, earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. This is the third consecutive year that Dean College has earned this honor. 

      “We are absolutely thrilled to recognize Dean College as a College of Distinction for its effective dedication to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Colleges of Distinction is so impressed with Dean College’s curriculum, which is enriched with the kind of High-Impact Educational Practices that are most crucial for student development. Such innovative engagement is preparing the next generation of young adults to thrive after college.”

      Colleges of Distinction’s selection process consists of a review of each institution’s freshman experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, alumni success, strategic plan, student satisfaction, and more. Schools are accepted on the basis that they adhere to the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes. 

      “Colleges of Distinction is far more than a ranking list of colleges and universities,” said Schritter. “We seek out the schools that are wholly focused on the student experience, constantly working to produce graduates who are prepared for a rapidly changing global society. Now recognized as a College of Distinction, Dean College stands out in the way it strives to help its students to learn, grow, and succeed.”

      Dean College has been further recognized with a Field of Study badge for its Business Management program. This is the second consecutive year that Dean College has earned this honor. College of Distinction’s Field of Study badges were created to recognize colleges and universities like Dean College for their innovative leadership in higher education. Those who have received this honor have proven themselves for qualities such as breadth of program and track record for success.

      Dean College is proud to be named a 2018-19 College of Distinction. To learn more about the many awards, recognitions and accomplishments that Dean College continues to be honored with, visit For more information on Colleges of Distinction, visit

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      Dean College Early Admission Celebration, February 22, 2019


      The Dean College Early Admission Celebration will take place on Friday, February 22, 2019. 

      To register and for more information, click here.

      If you are currently registered for the Early Action Celebration, please monitor your e-mail for additional details, including parking instructions, leading up to the event. 

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      Dean College Global Day of Giving, February 19, 2019


      See how everything comes together during Dean’s 24-hour Global Day of Giving on Founders Day - February 19, 2019.

      On this day we all come together to support the College. Be a part of something big!  

      Come back on February 19, 2019 to make an impact.

      Questions? Click link on the left or call 888.711.3326

      Donate - February 19, 2019

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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed, February 18, 2019


      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 18th. Administrative offices will resume normal business hours beginning Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 18th. Administrative offices will resume normal business hours beginning Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
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      Dean College to Host Executive Lecture, March 20, 2019


      Dean College is honored to host Brigadier General Donald Bolduc ‘86, US Army, Retired, for the Dean College Leadership Institute Executive Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

      The Executive Series offers a unique and interactive opportunity for students, alumni and the local community to interact with today’s business leaders.

      BG Donald Bolduc, Class of 1986, retired in 2017 after 32 years of active duty service to his country in which he received two awards for valor, five Bronze Star medals, two Purple Hearts, led ten deployments, and survived a bomb blast, numerous fire fights and a helicopter crash.

      BG Bolduc, former Commander, Special Operations Command Africa, has hung up his fatigues to advocate for veterans and their families, the treatment and shedding the stigma of PTS, TBI, pain management, sleep disorders and neurotoxicity both from within the US military as well as the general public. 

      Featuring an unprecedented list of national business leaders, including past speakers like Robert K. Kraft, Jonathan Kraft, Bert Jacobs, Anne M. Finucane, the Executive Lecture Series is a signature event for the Dean Leadership Institute and an exciting opportunity for our students and the community to gain knowledge from an experienced business executive. 

      The speaking program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Guidrey Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin, MA on March 20, 2019. The program is FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit   

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      Dean College Presents: Our Town, February 29 - March 3, 2019


      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Our Town, beginning Thursday, February 28 through Sunday, March 3, 2019.

      Eighty years after the first performances of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, the play remains one of the most beloved and performed theatrical works of the last century. The well-known story of life, love, and death still appeals to audiences of all ages and cultures. Wilder believed that our true lives are lived in the imagination and the memory and although today’s society is radically different, his minimalist play has remained relevant through its ability to capture “the universal experience of being alive”.

      The Dean College production of Our Town will take place in the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $22, Seniors $12 and Children $7.

      To learn more and purchase tickets, visit

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