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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 Acapella Group Performs at Red Carpet Gala


      Vocal Convictions

      The Dean College acapella group, Vocal Convictions, performed at the Ellie Fund’s 18th Annual Red Carpet Gala, a celebration of film, food and fashion this past Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Taj Boston. Vocal Convictions is a student-run, audition-based acapella singing club at Dean College. 

      The Red Carpet Gala was presented by Subaru of New England and featured an exclusive viewing of the 86th Academy Awards® Telecast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The event included red carpet fashion commentary, gourmet chef stations, live and silent auctions, as well as pre-event promotions and performances.

      The Ellie Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that fights breast cancer by easing its effects on patients and families. The Ellie Fund does this by providing critical support services including transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries, and nutritious prepared/delivered meals free of charge to hundreds of women and family members across Massachusetts each year.

      For more information on the Ellie Fund, visit  For more information on Dean College and how to get involved in student clubs and organizations, visit the college website

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      Dean College Men’s & Women’s Basketball Teams Make History Earning Region XXI Championships


      Men's Basketball Region XXI Championships

      women's basketball

      The Dean College Basketball teams made college history this past weekend by capturing Region XXI Championships in the same year.  The men, led by Keyon Armstrong's 24 points, defeated the Community College of Rhode Island, 82-67.  It was the third win of the season against the Knights, and places the Bulldogs in the District 2 Championship game this Saturday.  Dean, at 20-3, will take on Monroe Community College (23-6), winner of the Region III championship, at 12:00 noon at Pieri Gymnasium on Dean's Franklin campus.  Dean is ranked 11th in the latest NJCAA national poll while Monroe is 14th.  The winner will advance to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Danville, Illinois on March 18-23, 2014.

      The women earned their first Region championship Saturday by defeating Orange County Community College, 81-76.  This is head coach Grahm Smith's first year as the Dean College women's coach and his pressing and fast break style was instrumental in the team's success, as Dean led the country in steals this year, averaging 17 thefts a game.  The 17-5 Lady Bulldogs will also host their District Tournament on Saturday, taking on Essex County College (19-11) at 2:00 p.m at Pieri Gymnasium.  At 4:00, Monroe College (20-10) will meet Manor College (16-9), with the two semifinal winners competing for the championship on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.  The winner will advance to the NJCAA Division II national tournament at Johnson County Community College, March 18-22, 2014.

      For more information on the Dean College Basketball Teams, visit our website

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      Dean College Presents Much Ado About Nothing February 26th - March 2nd


      Much Ado About Nothing is considered one of Shakespeare's brightest comedies, combining elements of robust hilarity with meditations on honor, shame, and court politics. Similar to As You Like It and Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, though interspersed with darker concerns, is a joyful comedy that ends with multiple marriages and no deaths.

      The Dean College production of Much Ado About Nothing opens Wednesday, February 26, 2014 and will play through Sunday, March 2, 2014.  The production will take place in the Main Stage within the Campus Center at Dean College from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

      Tickets are $5/$10/$20 and can be purchased online by clicking here.

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      Dean College to Host New England Regional Championship Men's Basketball Game Saturday, March, 1, 2014


      The Dean College men's basketball team will be hosting the New England Regional (Region XXI) Championship Game this Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the college's Pieri Gymnasium.  Dean, with a record of 17-3 and currently ranked 12th in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association national poll, will play the Community College of Rhode Island with a game time set at 1:00 p.m.  The two teams have met twice this season, with the Dean Bulldogs coming out on top in both contests, with a 94-81 victory, and just last week, a 108-69 victory.  The winner this weekend will advance to the district championship game on March 8, 2014 at the site of the upstate New York region champion.

      Dean's success has come with a fast-paced running and pressing game, as they lead the nation in steals at the Division II level with fifteen a game.  Offensively, they have a balanced attack led by Joe Clarke (13.8 ppg), Charles Correa (13.7) and Jamal Reuben (13.6).  They are currently riding a three-game winning streak with two regular season games remaining, Monday at UConn-Avery point and at home on Wednesday versus Bunker Hill Community College.

      Additionally, the women's basketball team will be competing this weekend at the New England Regional (Region XXI) Championships held at Monroe College in New Rochelle, New York.  The women enter the regional tournament as the top-seeded team with a 15-4 record, and will face the fourth-seeded Orange County Community College squad on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

      Click here for more information on the Dean College Men’s and Women's Basketball Team.


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      Dean College Welcomes Former NASA Astronaut and Retired USN Commander, Susan Kilrain to Campus


      Dean College will host former NASA Astronaut and retired USN Commander, Susan Kilrain on campus March 5, 2014, as part of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences World of Ideas series.

      During her visit, Commander Susan Kilrain is scheduled to tour the campus and speak to students, faculty and staff about her experience as a two-time space shuttle pilot.  

      “We are excited to host Commander Kilrain as part of our new World of Ideas series,” said Dr. Dawn Poirier, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  “Students will have the opportunity to hear Commander Kilrain share her insights about the NASA program and the role that female astronauts have played in the history of the aerospace program in the United States.

      Commander Susan Kilrain flew as pilot on STS-83 (April 4-8, 1997) and STS-94 (July 1-17, 1997), and is one of only three women to ever pilot the shuttle.  She holds a Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and is the recipient of many military awards, including: Defense Superior Service Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; and Navy Achievement Medal. Other awards include: NASA Space Flight Medals; Ten Outstanding Young Americans; and DAR Good Scout Award. 

      The World of Ideas is a year-long program initiative designed to offer students a glimpse into the multi-faceted nature of the liberal art and sciences.  Programming includes lectures and presentations by faculty as well as invited speakers and student run programs.  The goal is to offer opportunities for students to engage with limitless possibilities that are open to them through learning.

      For more information on the program, contact Cathy Flynn at (508) 541-1744.  For more information on the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Dean College, visit

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