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      Dean College Named 2018-19 College of Distinction

      07/10/2018

      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 www.dean.edu. For more information on Colleges of Distinction, visit www.collegesofdistinction.com.

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      Dean College Presents: Footloose, the Musical, November 14-18, 2018

      10/31/2018

      The entire run of Footloose is SOLD OUT! Please contact tlane@dean.edu or call 508-541-1605 with any questions.

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Footloose, the Musical, beginning Wednesday, November 14 through Sunday, November 18, 2018.

      Based on the 1984 screen version, Footloose is an explosive musical that has come to the stage with thrilling results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to the rural town of Bomont, he is not prepared for the strict religious local edicts, which include a total ban on dancing. Ren breaks all the rules in trying to restore dance to the heart of a community held back by lingering memories of a tragedy. In addition to the original film score’s songs, such as “Let’s Hear it for the Boy,” “Holding out for a Hero,” and the title song, “Footloose,” dynamic new songs written specifically for the stage production are sure to get you to your feet!    

      Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford with additional music by: Eric Carmen, Sandy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, and Jim Steinman; Stage Adaptation: Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie

      The Dean College production of Footloose, the Musical will take place in the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – 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 www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, November 12, 2018

      10/30/2018

      Discover Dean Days are full day open house programs that include campus tours, presentations and opportunities to meet with faculty, staff and students from throughout the Dean community. 

      The following is the schedule for Discover Dean Day:

      9:30AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast

      10:00AM - Welcome and Overview

      10:45AM - Academic Fair

      11:15AM to 1:00PM - Discover the Dean Difference - Explore our campus through a variety of activities that will allow you to visit with current students, meet with our athletic coaches, tour our Children's Center, learn more about academic support services and tour the campus!

      You can also visit the Smith Dining Center when you are in the mood for lunch...it's on us!

      To reserve your space, simply register online or contact the Office of Admissions at 508-541-1508.

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      Dean College Offers Programs for High School Students to Earn College Credit, January 2019

      10/26/2018

      Special one-week and online course options available!

      This winter, Dean College welcomes high school juniors and seniors looking to explore their academic interest and quickly earn transferrable college credits with a variety
      of formats including online and on-campus.

      Special one-week courses and one - and two-week online courses available.

      Click here to learn more! 

      Call 508-541-1624 for more information and to register. 

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      Dean College to Host Fall Fest 5k, November 10, 2018

      10/21/2018

      Join us for a day of fall, family, and fun!

      Registration to run, walk, or crawl in the Fall Fest 5K is now open. The race will begin at 10:00am on Awpie Way at Dean College on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

      Registration fee includes t-shirt, food, and access to race day activities!

      To register, visit www.dean.edu/FALLFEST5K

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      Dean College Accepting Applications for Horace Mann Scholarship

      10/21/2018

      Deadline: November 15, 2018

      Dean College is seeking applicants for the Horace Mann Scholarship. The tuition scholarship totals $20,000 per year and will be given to one deserving Franklin, MA resident attending Dean College in the fall of 2019.

      The scholarship will be given on a need-basis to a Franklin resident attending Dean College who possesses a passion for learning and exemplifies the philosophy of Horace Mann, who believed that one can benefit mankind through education, philanthropy and social reform.

      The Horace Mann Scholarship is renewable for subsequent years provided the student maintains a 2.7 or higher, grade point average.

      Applicants of the need-based Horace Mann Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

      • Be a documented resident of Franklin, MA
      • Meet the admission requirements of Dean College
      • Is a US citizen
      • Has completed the 2019-2020 FAFSA

      Additional requirements are included within the scholarship application.

      Applications must be submitted no later than November 15, 2018. For more information and to obtain a scholarship application, visit www.dean.edu/scholarships.

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