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      Dean College Office of Admissions to Host Discover Dean Day on Friday, February 21, 2014


      One of the best ways to Discover The Dean Difference is to visit campus on Discover Dean Day!

      On Friday, February 21st, the Dean College Office of Admissions brings together the Dean community for a fun day of discovery! Discover The Main Stage and Guidrey Center performance venues, discover our athletic facilities, discover our radio station & television studio, discover your major you want to study, and so much more! Join together to tour the campus, meet our students and student ambassadors, chat with the Dean's of the academic schools, and dine with us.

      Discover Dean Day
      February 21, 2014
      9:30AM - 1:00PM

      To reserve your space, simply register online or contact the Office of Admission at 508-541-1508 or toll free at 1-877-TRY DEAN.


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      Dean College Students Perform in NFL Pre-Game Show at Gillette Stadium


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      Dean College students helped kick-off the NFL season On Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Gillette Stadium where the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots took on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

      Over 125 Dean College students, including AMGT, Business, Dance and Sport Management majors, participated as on-field performers for Thursday’s pre-game celebration. With close to 300 on-field performers, Dean students comprised 50 percent of the on-field pre-game presence at Gillette Stadium.

      Participating as an on-field banner holder was John Reed ’17, a business management major from Warwick, RI. “This was an opportunity of a lifetime,” said John. “It was incredible to have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and participate in an event like this. This is an experience that I will tell my kids when I am older. Being involved at Dean has opened up opportunities that I never thought were possible.”

      Dean College was thrilled to partner with the New England Patriots to help deliver a world-class pre-game presentation. Following the performance, students will receive an event debrief in the classroom to bring the learning experience full circle.

      This opportunity was brought to life through The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management at Dean College, a partnership with the Kraft Sports Group.

      Check back tomorrow on Facebook and our blog for more information and pictures from the event.

      For more information on The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management at Dean College, click here.

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      Dean College Alum Lucky Whitehead '13 Earns Spot on Dallas Cowboys' Roster



      Franklin, MA (September 7, 2015) – Dean College Alum Rodney “Lucky” Whitehead ‘13 lived up to his nickname this past Saturday, September 5, 2015, earning a spot on the 53-man roster of the Dallas Cowboys.

      Rodney “Lucky” Whitehead was a standout wide receiver at Dean in 2013 before transferring to Florida Atlantic University (FAU). During his time at Dean College, he earned first team All-American honors as well as first team All-Conference recognition at both wide receiver and return specialist. Lucky was recognized as the team's special team player of the year as a senior.

      “This is a tremendous accomplishment for Lucky,” said Todd Vasey, Associate Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Dean College. “It is really exciting to see all of his hard work, dedication, and perseverance payoff for him. Somehow I have a feeling the best is still yet to come.”

      Last year at FAU Lucky averaged 24.6 yards per kickoff return and used his elusiveness and speed (4.41 in the 40) on long touchdowns, on a run (80), and a punt return (73).

      Lucky caught the eye of Dallas Cowboys Owner and GM Jerry Jones early on in training camp. "Lucky has been impressive out here," Jones said, via Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. "He seems to always be there solid. He seems to be in position. I like that. He's doing well."

      Wearing a #13 jersey, Lucky solidified his chances of making the team by producing an 8-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Tony Romo in the Cowboys’ 28-14 preseason loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

      “It was definitely crazy for me,” Whitehead said via Clarence Hill, Jr. of the Star-Telegram. “A lot of guys thought I should have celebrated. I was just letting it soak in. It was such a surreal moment. But it was definitely big.”

      As the NFL season kicks off this Thursday, September 10, 2015, Lucky will have to keep up the momentum. Currently at the 5th spot on the wide receiver list, Lucky will compete with big names like Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley and Devin Street for a starting spot. Regardless, Lucky has proved his namesake and made the cut.

      For more information on Dean College and Lucky’s journey, visit

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      Fall Sports Kick Off at Dean College

      Dean College kicked off a successful fall season this weekend as the men's soccer team defeated Ben Franklin Institute of Technology 11-0.  The victory was the first college win as a head coach for Coach Resendes.

      On Sunday, it was the Dean football team's turn, as they defeated Western New England JV 44-6 at the Longley Athletic Complex in Franklin, MA. 

      Congratulations to both teams!

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      First Year Convocation, Tuesday, September 15, 2015


      Dean College will welcome the 151st incoming class to campus with the First Year Convocation ceremony on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

      First Year Convocation is a Dean College tradition that welcomes freshmen to the Dean community. All freshmen attend this formal college induction ceremony headed by Dean College President Paula M. Rooney, college deans and other faculty and staff.


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      Dean College Children’s Center Hosts Preschool Exploration Open House, September 4, 2015


      Dean Children’s Center will host an Exploration Open House on September 4, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Parents of children 2 years old to 6 years are encouraged to bring their child to explore the school and learn about our program. Applications are being accepted for 5-day morning, 2-day morning, 3-day morning preschool programs or 4-day Pre-K program. Preschool begins on September 14, 2015.

      Innovative and progressive, the school is NAEYC accredited and well known in the community for an inspiring preschool experience. Dean Children’s Center is a lab school for ECE majors, with teachers-in-training alongside credentialed teachers. The center has a very professional and caring environment, using a developmental approach to education which reflects current research in child development and peer conflict resolution. “We are a regional resource to parents and educators on peer conflict resolution in young children and our lab school uses best practices in early education of children,” said Faith Nickolas, Director of the Children’s Center.

      Dean College Children’s Center is located at 144 School Street in Franklin. For more information, email Faith at or call 508-541-1598.

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