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      Breaking News - Dean College Men's Basketball Team Falls 92-79 in Their Final National Game

      03/20/2014

      The Dean College Men's Basketball team lost to St. Louis Community college 92-79 in the consolation round of the NJCAA National Tournament.  Visit www.njcaa.org for final results.

      VISITOR: St. Louis CC ( )
                                TOT-FG  3-PT           REBOUNDS 
      NO PLAYER               P FG FGA FG FGA FT FTA OFF DEF TOT PF TP  A TO BK  S MIN
       1 Conners, Cortez      *  8  14  1   5  4   4   2   2   4  1 21  3  2  0  3  15+
       2 Reed II, Randy       * 10  18  0   2  2   2   5   7  12  2 22  3  4  3  0  17+
       3 Hensel, Jake         *  2   8  0   0  8  10   1   6   7  0 12  5  3  0  4  17+
       4 Fulton, Jaylen       *  4   4  1   1  2   4   0   0   0  2 11  5  4  2  1  16+
      20 Evans, Tevin         *  2   5  1   3  1   2   0   2   2  3  6  0  0  0  0  13-
       5 Lampley, Marcus         3   5  0   0  4   8   2   3   5  2 10  1  1  0  1  12+
      11 Lahai-Punmagoi, Kuna    3   4  0   0  0   1   1   3   4  3  6  2  0  0  1  15+
      15 Dixon, Tim              0   0  0   0  0   0   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   3-
      52 King, James             1   1  0   0  2   2   1   1   2  1  4  0  0  0  0   8+
      TEAM REBOUNDS                                    0   0   0           0         
      Team Totals               33  59  3  11 23  33  12  24  36 14 92 19 14  5 10 118

      Total FG%  - 1st: 16/33  0.485  2nd:  17/26 0.654  Game:  0.559         Deadball
      3-PT FG%   - 1st:  2/7   0.286  2nd:   1/4  0.250  Game:  0.273         Rebounds
      Total FT%  - 1st: 11/14  0.786  2nd:  12/19 0.632  Game:  0.697           (5,4)

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                                TOT-FG  3-PT           REBOUNDS 
      NO PLAYER               P FG FGA FG FGA FT FTA OFF DEF TOT PF TP  A TO BK  S MIN
       3 Correa, Charles      *  2   6  0   2  0   0   0   1   1  2  4  3  2  0  0  24-
       4 Seymour, David       *  1   5  0   1  2   2   3   3   6  4  4  2  3  1  3  38+
      23 Armstrong, Keyon     *  1   7  1   5  3   3   0   0   0  1  6  2  1  1  1  26+
      24 Reuben, Jamal        *  7  13  2   3  0   0   3   4   7  1 16  0  2  0  4  33-
      35 March, William       *  0   0  0   0  0   0   0   0   0  1  0  0  1  0  0  22+
       2 Myrie, Jalen            3  11  1   4  0   0   2   1   3  2  7  1  0  1  0   9+
       5 Thomas, Aaron           1   2  0   0  1   2   1   0   1  2  3  1  0  0  0   4-
      11 Clarke, Joe             9  21  3   9  4   4   1   4   5  4 25  0  1  0  1   0+
      20 Coakley, Sidney         0   2  0   1  0   2   2   0   2  1  0  0  0  1  0   6-
      21 Marshall, Brandon       0   0  0   0  0   0   0   0   0  1  0  0  1  0  0   6-
      22 Stallings, Devin        3   6  0   0  2   3   6   2   8  1  8  0  2  0  0   0+
      30 Pires, Antonio          1   1  1   1  0   0   0   0   0  0  3  0  1  0  0   6+
      32 Beckford, Jovel         1   1  1   1  0   0   0   0   0  0  3  1  1  0  0   0+
      40 Hendricks, Nakia        0   2  0   0  0   0   0   0   0  2  0  0  0  0  0   5+
      TEAM REBOUNDS                                    0   0   0           0         
      Team Totals               29  77  9  27 12  16  18  15  33 22 79 10 15  4  9 179

      Total FG%  - 1st: 14/38  0.368  2nd:  15/39 0.385  Game:  0.377         Deadball
      3-PT FG%   - 1st:  6/13  0.462  2nd:  3/14  0.214  Game:  0.333         Rebounds
      Total FT%  - 1st:  9/9   1.000  2nd:   3/7  0.429  Game:  0.750           (6,4)

      Technical Fouls: STLCC (0) 
                     : DC (0) 

      OFFICIALS      :         
      ATTENDANCE     : 0

      ENHANCED SCORING             FstBrk OffTov Paint  2ndCh  Bench
                      St. Louis CC   16     18     46     10     20 
                      Dean College   8      10     40     15     49 

      SCORE BY PERIODS              1st    2nd   TOTAL
                      St. Louis CC   45     47     92 
                      Dean College   43     36     79 

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      Dean Thanks Retiring Faculty and Staff for 87 Years of Service

      05/20/2014

      Three influential members of the Dean College community have recently retired or are transitioning to another position. These individuals leave behind 87 combined years of experience, service, and loyalty to the College.

      Thomas (Tommy) Pruvot started working at Dean in 1974 as a custodian. During his 40 dedicated years, Tommy forged strong friendships and earned the love and respect of all those with whom he worked. In honor of Tommy’s legacy, a pathway near Dean Hall was named after Tommy, Tommy’s Way.

      Jean Wenzel began teaching dance courses here at Dean in 1982. Dean Emerita, Joanie Palladino, said that when she was told she should interview Jean for a teaching position, she did not know what to expect. Jean was someone who had been a Show Girl and had performed with the legendary Jimmy Durante. In the early days of the dance program, Jean took the lead in making tap an integral part of the dance curriculum. She has done this with distinction, by teaching countless Dean students the art of tap. In 2006, she received the first part-time faculty teaching excellence award. Jean exemplifies the ideal of living each day to the fullest. She has given her all to Dean College over the past 30 years.

      Jed Griswold started teaching at Dean as an Adjunct Faculty member. For 17 years, Jed dedicated his time to teaching Psychology and Philosophy to many generations of students. He is retiring as a Professor, leaving behind a rich legacy. 

      The dedication that these faculty and staff members have shown to Dean College exemplifies the Dean Difference and the care that each individual member of the Dean community shows to bettering the community as a whole. Congratulations on your retirements and best of luck in future endeavors!

       

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      Dean College Children's Center Earns National Accreditation

      05/15/2014

      The Dean College Children’s Center has earned re-accreditation from the National Association of the Education of Young Children – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.

      "We're proud to have earned the mark of quality from NAEYC, and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards,” said Faith Nickolas, Faculty of Early Childhood Education and Director of the Children’s Center. “NAEYC Accreditation demonstrates we have strived for the highest-quality program which provides an engaging classroom, enhanced relationships with families and a rich early learning experience”.

      To earn re-accreditation, Dean College Children’s Center went through an extensive self-study process, measuring against the ten NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related Accreditation Criteria. In the 25 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. Approximately 8 percent of all preschools and other early childhood programs are currently accredited by NAEYC. The NAEYC Accreditation system has set voluntary professional standards for programs for young children since 1985. In September 2006, the Association revised program standards and criteria to introduce a new level of quality, accountability, and service for parents and children in child care programs. The new standards today reflect the latest research and best practices in early childhood education and development.

      “It's a lengthy and rigorous process to achieve NAEYC Accreditation, and Dean College Children’s Center should be commended for seeking high standards,” said Rhian Evans Allvin, Executive Director of NAEYC. “Caring for children is not ‘rocket science’ – it’s brain science. Studies prove that the brain connections made in the first few years of life set a child’s path for success in school and in life. That’s why quality educators are so crucial. For parents and caregivers of young children who are searching for a high-quality early learning experience, Dean College Children’s Center’s NAEYC Accreditation is a sign that it offers a high-quality education in a nurturing and stimulating environment.”

      Click here to learn more about the Dean College Children's Center.​

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      Former Dean College Football Players Sign During NFL Draft

      05/12/2014

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      Former Dean College offensive lineman D.J. Morrell (pictured in white #70) signed as a free agent with the Detroit Lions after this past Saturday’s NFL draft. D.J. received his Associate Degree from Dean College in 2011. After spending two seasons at Dean and being named First Team All-Northeast, the  6'6" native of Norwalk, CT started all 25 games he played at Old Dominion University. Click here to read the release.

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      Former Dean College defensive end, Albert Presley (#8 pictured in red) has been signed for the Jacksonville Jaguars mini-camp. Albert speaks highly of his time spent at Dean, stating, "I have accomplished many different things as a player, but if I had to pick one thing I would have to say being named all-conference and winning a national bowl game while attending Dean College. I know it’s not a SEC championship or a Rose bowl, but we made history. We were the first team to go all the way and actually come home with the hardware, so I felt blessed and honored to be a part in that.” Click here to read Albert’s interview.

      Click here to learn more about Dean College Football.

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      Dean College Holds 148th Commencement Saturday, May 10, 2014

      05/10/2014

      Dean College held its 148th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Dean College campus in Franklin, MA. A total of 285 individuals received their degrees, with a large number of family and friends in attendance.

      The keynote address was provided by Dean College President, Dr. Paula M. Rooney, who told students not to concentrate on the finish line because “it is the journey that matters.” Dr. Rooney encouraged students to “use a solid foundation of knowledge, sense of curiosity and opportunity to achieve your very best.”

      Additional remarks were provided by Joseph C. Maher, Jr., Esq., Co-Vice Chairman of the Dean College Board of Trustees, along with two graduating students, Caleb Dolman from Manchester, NH and Hanna Anderson from Bridgewater, MA. 

      Caleb Dolman earned his Associate Degree in Sport/Fitness Studies with a concentration in Physical Education. Caleb began his speech by quoting Mahatma Gandhi who said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Caleb told students that “change is not easy – it is tedious but necessary…if it were easy there would be no accomplishments.”

      Hanna Anderson received her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Studies with a concentration in Psychology.  Hanna quoted Maya Angelou, who said, “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” She told students “As you walk across the stage today, remember to thank the people that have helped you along the way.” She encouraged students to realize that the possibilities in life are endless. “Each of you is now sitting here because you did not settle. You did this.”

      For more information on Dean College, visit our website www.dean.edu.

      To see pictures and videos from Commencement, visit www.dean.edu/commencement.

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      Dean College Approved to Offer B.A. Degrees in English, History, Psychology & Sociology

      04/30/2014

      Dean College has been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to offer stand-alone B.A. degrees. Beginning in fall 2014, students at Dean College will be able to complete a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology or a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. These degree programs will take the place of concentrations in English, History, Psychology and Sociology under the umbrella of the B.A. in Liberal Arts and Studies. The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Studies will remain, and students pursuing that degree will be able to design their own major with the approval of the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

      These new B.A. programs, along with the LAS bachelor’s degree, prepare students for the world of work or graduate school.  “Today’s employers are seeking college graduates who have the knowledge and skills that liberal arts degrees provide; inquiry and analysis, critical and creative thinking, written and oral communication, quantitative and information literacy, teamwork and problem solving,” said Dr. Linda Ragosta, Vice President of Academic Affairs.

      Dean College now proudly offers 9 Bachelor Degree programs, including Arts and Entertainment Management, Business, Dance, English, History, Liberal Arts and Studies, Psychology, Sociology or Theatre. Additionally, Dean College offers 17 Associate Degree programs, as well as a robust schedule of part-time continuing and professional education credit and certificate programs throughout the calendar year.

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