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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 DayFebruary 21, 20149:30AM - 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.
Dean College New Student Orientation I, II & III June 27-28, June 30-July 1 & July 14-15, 2016
Dean College will offer its first New Student Orientation (NSO) program of the year
on Monday, June 27th – Tuesday, June 28th. The second session (NSO II) will take place later in the week on Thursday, June 30th - Friday, July 1st. The third session (NSO III) will take place July 14th -15th.
NSO is required for all incoming students for fall 2016. The
program is designed to prepare you for a successful introduction to college and
will allow students and their families to sample many aspects of Dean College. All students must register to attend one NSO session.
Along with fun activities, NSO offers helpful workshops and
informative presentations to make the transition to college as easy as
possible. The required program will familiarize you and your family with the
academic support, technology services, and residence life programs available on
campus. You'll also have a chance to meet our faculty and staff, connect with
other Dean students, and make new friends!
to learn more and register.
Dean College Announces Exclusive Academic Partnership with Pawtucket Red Sox
Dean College, a private, residential
college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, announced today that it has entered
into an exclusive academic partnership agreement with Minor League Baseball’s
Pawtucket Red Sox, the Triple A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox that has
featured countless greats including Hall of Famers Wade Boggs and Jim Rice.
This multi-year agreement, which will include the establishment of
formalized job shadowing and internship programs, will allow Dean College
students the opportunity to work in various areas within the organization. This
experiential learning will provide relevant professional development
experiences and ultimately more valuable degrees.
“We are extremely proud of the opportunity to partner with the
Pawtucket Red Sox on this innovative program that will benefit so many of our
students,” said Dr. Paula Rooney, president at Dean College. “For more than 150
years Dean College has been committed to providing a personalized and high-quality
academic experience. This partnership further illustrates our commitment to
building relationships within the local community that are mutually beneficial
for the community and our students.”
Dean students will benefit from exposure to Pawsox executive
leadership, including guest lectures from Pawsox and Red Sox executives, such
as Owner Larry Lucchino and Team President Dr. Charles Steinberg. Executives will
also be involved in a one-week intersession course focused on sales and
marketing for each year of the contract. Additionally, Dean College will
partner with the MLB team through in-stadium marketing, game-day activations
“We are eager to introduce the students of Dean College to the
world of professional sports,” said PawSox President Dr. Charles A.
Steinberg. “The variety of educational
backgrounds that constitute a front office team can sometimes surprise and
often inspire students. It is healthy
for students to see how much we value education.”
“To allow our passion for teaching to extend from the classroom
into real professional development opportunities is such a unique opportunity
for our students and an incredible opportunity for our institution,” said Gregg
Chalk, vice president of marketing and business development at Dean College. “This
agreement is an expansion of Dean’s Center for Business, Entertainment and
Sport Management and aligns with our mission to integrate core knowledge and
marketable career skills with real-world learning and internship opportunities.”
For more information on Dean College’s partnership with the Pawtucket
Red Sox or to learn more about The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport
Management, please visit www.dean.edu.
Dean College Baseball to Face Westchester Community College at NJCAA District Tournament, May 21, 2016
The Dean College Baseball Team was named Region XXI
Division II Champions on Saturday, May 14, 2016. This is the team’s first
Regional Title since 1966.
Bulldogs will travel to Rochester, New York on Saturday, May 21, 2016 to
participate in the NJCAA District tournament. The double-elimination tournament
features the Region Champions from Region XXI (New England), Region III
(Upstate New York) and Region XV (Westchester County-New York City-Long
will play each other on Saturday, and the teams not eliminated will continue to
the final games on Sunday. Below is the tournament schedule:
Saturday, May 21
Region XV Westchester CC (35-14-1) vs Region III Monroe CC (28-13)
Region XXI Dean College (19-20) vs Westchester CC
College vs Monroe CC
Sunday, May 22
4 (if game to follow 45 minutes after Game 4)
of the District Tournament will advance to the NJCAA Division II National
Tournament, held at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid, Oklahoma on May 28 –
information on Dean College Athletics, visit www.dean.edu. For schedules and scores, visit www.deanbulldogs.com.
Dean College Baseball Team Named Region XXI Division II Champions
The Dean College Baseball team defeated UConn-Avery Point (15-6) on Saturday,May 14th to win the Region XXI Division II Championship Series, 2-0. They now advance to the District Tournament next weekend.
Gary Peralta drove in 2 runs with a home run, and combined with his no-hitter Saturday, was named the series MVP. Brendan Smith started on the mound and pitched six innings, giving up five runs, only one earned, while walking one and striking out four. Coby Smith and Victor Paiva pitched the final three innings of relief and only gave up one run between them to secure the historic victory.
For updates, schedules and scores, visit our Dean College Athletics website.
Dean College 150th Commencement Exercises, May 14, 2016
keynote address was provided by Dean College President, Dr. Paula M. Rooney,
who encouraged students to push themselves out of their comfort zones and keep
an open mind. “Undoubtedly, you will make a few missteps, but they are openings
to gain a fresh perspective and to continue absorbing knowledge and insights.
And from that springs wisdom.” She also encouraged students to never waiver
from their dreams. “Be confident. Respect the past but never live in it,” she
added. “We champion entrepreneurial spirit at Dean. Hang on to that spirit
because you possess the proven skills that can’t be taken from you.”
remarks were provided by Mark D. Boyce, Chairman of the Dean College Board of
Trustees, along with three graduating students, Candice ‘Coco’ Lam from Hong
Kong, Jaclyn Coutoumas from Cambridge, MA and Allison Clarke from Franklin, MA.
‘Coco’ Lam spoke on behalf of the Associate Degree graduates. An English major
from Hong Kong, Coco explained to students that her time at Dean and The Dean
Difference was her recipe for success. “You start with a bowl of curiosity, an
open mind ready to learn,” she said. “You add a pinch of confidence, a dash of
integrity, and a dollop of passion, learned from our professors and our
friends. Fold in some optimism. Garnish with gratitude and humility, being
thankful for everything in life that has gotten us this far. Life is filled
with its bitters, sweets, and sours, so choose your recipes with confidence and
pride.” She finished by thanking her friends and ‘family’ at Dean. “I am
immensely thankful to call Dean my home away from home, and I will never forget
how I was welcomed with open arms.”
Coutoumas, a Dance major from Cambridge, MA reflected back on her time at Dean.
“We spent the last 2-4 years working hard, creating relationships, polishing
our skills and passions and becoming the adults we are today,” said Coutoumas.
“That is something to be celebrated – we are something to be celebrated.”
Clarke, who spoke on behalf of the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) students,
spoke about her journey returning back to school after years in the workforce.
“I registered for Public Speaking and on my first day of class I felt anxious.
I saw so many young faces in the room. I was worried I would be cast out, but
boy was I wrong. Not only were they absolutely wonderful and funny people, the
class itself was a pure joy and prepared me to stand before you today,
delivering this commencement speech.” She added, “The advice I have is to do
what you love to do. If you do what makes you happy, it will never feel like
1865, Dean College is a private, residential college located in Franklin, MA.
Dean College offers
baccalaureate degrees, associate degree programs, as well as a robust schedule
of part-time continuing and professional education credit and certificate
programs throughout the calendar year. For more information on Dean College,
visit our website www.dean.edu.
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