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

      02/20/2014

      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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      First Year Convocation Held Monday, September 8, 2014

      09/02/2014


      Dean College welcomed it’s 150th incoming class to campus with the First Year Convocation ceremony held on Monday, September 8, 2014.

      Approximately 500 first year students participated in the gathering, as faculty and staff dressed in academic regalia made their way to the campus center for the presentation.

      Cindy T. Kozil, Vice President of Student Development and Retention, welcomed the incoming class to campus and congratulated them on finishing their first week of studies. Student speaker Amy Tanner asked students to “think about what you want to do and who you want to be,” as they start their first year at Dean.

      Dr. Dawn Poirier, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, addressed the first year students, stating that they are now “entering a community of learners, a place of discovery and personal and academic growth.” Dr. Poirier shared the history and traditions of academic regalia in preparation of what is to come after their two or four years at Dean. 

      Dean College President, Paula M. Rooney reminded students that they are part of something special this year, as the college begins to celebrate its 150th anniversary on February 19, 2015. Dr. Rooney shared the history of the College and challenged students to “think about what you will bring as incoming freshman to enhance the community and become a part of our rich history.”

      Following the remarks, John Marcus, Vice President of Enrollment Services and Marketing, took to the stage for the presentation of classes and wished the incoming class much success during their time at Dean. The ceremony concluded with a celebration BBQ on the College’s picnic grove.

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      Bulldogs Achieve Trifecta of Shut Outs for Opening Games

      09/01/2014

      Saturday, August 30 was a great day for Dean College sports as the fall season opened with all three teams shutting out their opponents.

      The football team defeated the Framingham State JV, 35-0, while the soccer teams defeated Southern Maine CC, 2-0 (women) and 7-0 (men).

      Football recap:

      Sadarius Williams opened up the scoring in the first quarter with his first college touchdown against the Framingham State JV with a 7-yard touchdown run, as the Bulldogs won their season opener, 35-0 on Saturday. Quarterback Nick Roberts added two scoring strikes in the second quarter as Dean raced to a 21-0 halftime lead and never looked back. DiQwuon Harris lead all rushers with 81 yards on the ground with one touchdown.

      The defense was lead by Mikeice Adams with seven tackles, as the team had 3 interceptions and two fumble recoveries. They held Framingham to 39 yards rushing in a total team effort defensively.

      Next Saturday the Bulldogs open up their league schedule at home against Monroe College. Game time is 12:00 pm.

      Men’s Soccer recap:

      Returner Javan Philip registered 3 goals and freshman Marcos Tavares scored twice as the Bulldogs opened up a 3-0 halftime lead. Alejandro Medina and Karim Mokhtar each registered a save in sharing the shutout. The Bulldogs open up their home schedule this Sunday against Central Maine CC.

      Women’s Soccer recap:

      Sophomore Alyssa Klotzbeecher and freshman Rachel Mauricio each scored a goal and the defense made that stand up as they defeated Southern Maine Community College 2-0, in the season opener on the road.  Paige Marshall and Emma Morrison shared the shutout in goal. The women will also open up their home schedule this Sunday against Central Maine CC, with the game starting at 12:00.

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      Dean College Welcomes Michael Fishbein, Ph.D. as Vice President of Academic Affairs

      08/29/2014

      Franklin, MA (August 29, 2014) – Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, welcomes Michael Fishbein, Ph.D. as Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Fishbein has a long-standing history of creating student success, working collaboratively with faculty and the community to build programs and devise models to support retention and academic achievement.

      Prior to his position at Dean, Dr. Fishbein served as the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Mitchell College in New London, CT.  He has also served as President of Antioch University, Midwest; Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Daniel Webster College; Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer at Lyndon State College; and Dean of Cazenovia College.

      Dr. Fishbein said, “I am honored to join the Dean community, engage with Dr. Rooney and my new colleagues, and do what I can to ensure the future for our students and the College."

      Dr. Fishbein received his Baccalaureate Degree in Psychology from Bernard M. Baruch College, and his Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Psychology from Clark University.  He is also a graduate of the Institute for Educational Management, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. 

      Additionally, Dr. Fishbein is active in the community, having served on many boards throughout the years.  He currently serves as Vice President of the New London Main Street organization. Prior board services include: Community Resources Board (CIC), Yellow Springs/Miami townships; Board of Clothes That Work; Board of Directors, and founding Chair of the Board of the Academy of Science and Design Charter School; Treasurer of Temple Beth Abraham; Board of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, the Northeast Kingdom Collaborative Education Committee, and the Inter-Religious Council of Central New York.

      “I am excited about the opportunities that having Dr. Fishbein join the Dean Community represents,” said Dean College President Dr. Paula M. Rooney.  “We are welcoming him to a strong Academic Community and we are looking forward to his significantly contributing to the academic vision of the College.”

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      International and Arch Students Arrive on Campus

      08/29/2014

      Today, Friday, August 29, marks the beginning of International Student Orientation (ISO) and Arch Orientation.

      International students from 26 countries around the world arrived on campus yesterday afternoon to meet their student leaders, move in to their dorms, have dinner and unwind. Over the next few days, international students will have the opportunity to learn more about Dean and the Franklin community by visiting a local bank, setting up telephone and internet services, shopping for necessities and enjoying evening activities with their new classmates. In general, ISO offers an opportunity for international students to become acquainted with Dean and the surrounding areas.

      Additionally, students from the Arch program also arrive on campus today and begin their orientation! Arch Orientation allows those participating in the Arch program to become better acquainted with others in the program and to learn more about the program itself. Over the next few days, students will sit through sessions such as Linking Your Academic and Campus Life, The Journey from High School to College and Writing Your Success Plan. Students will also participate in fun off-campus adventures and team-building exercises.

      Welcome to Dean – we are excited to have you here!

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      Dean College Welcomes New and Returning Students

      08/27/2014

      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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