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      Dean College Students Perform in NFL Kickoff Pregame Show at Gillette Stadium

      09/08/2017

      Over two hundred Dean College students performed in the 2017 NFL Kickoff Pregame Show at Gillette Stadium!

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      Franklin, MA (September 8, 2017) – Best experience ever; Indescribable; Truly special; Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – these are just a few words that Dean College students are using to describe their experience as on-field performers in Thursday’s NFL pregame celebration at Gillette Stadium.

      Over two hundred Dean College students, including Arts and Entertainment Management (AMGT), Business, Dance and Sport Management majors, participated as stunt card group members, banner holders and dance performers as the New England Patriots faced the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL opener.

      This is the second opportunity for Dean College to participate, having previously performed in the NFL pregame celebration in September 2015.

      It was unequivocally sweet for those students who performed for their second time.

      “This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I had the opportunity to experience twice,” said AMGT major Pat Budris '19. “When we ran out to the field, you could feel the electric in the air. The crowd was roaring; it was incredible.”

      Jaclyn O’Keefe '18 also participated in the 2015 performance and shared the same sentiments. “Never in a million years would I think that I'd be able to participate in the Patriots NFL Kickoff not only once, but two times! My two experiences were different, but both indescribable.” 

      Sport Management major Dean Bennett '18 was part of the night’s banner group, holding the 2017 Super Bowl banner with his peers at the 50-yard line. “This was my first experience participating in the event and holding the center banner was amazing. I was standing right next to Gronk (Rob Gronkowski) which made the experience even better.” 

      Angeli Myatt '20 was thrilled to participate in the stunt card group. “Getting the opportunity to participate at the Patriots Kickoff is something I'll never forget. The energy on the field and in the stands brought such a wonderful and happy feeling. Definitely one of my most memorable nights!”

      Even faculty members participated alongside students, including Associate Professor of Dance, Todd Shanks. “Exciting doesn’t even begin to describe it,” said Shanks. “Dancing side by side with my students and colleagues on the field, in front of over 60,000 fellow Patriots fans was incredible. Beyond the experience of the performance, it was great for all of us to be a part of such a large-scale production.”

      The night turned out to be a family affair for first year dance student Celine Santorsola '21, as she performed on the field alongside her sisters Adrena '19 and Leanne '16, current Patriots Cheerleaders. “It felt amazing to walk in my sisters’ shoes for a night…I idolize them so much,” said Santorsola. “If this is the beginning of my time at Dean, I can’t wait to see what’s next.”

      By the end of the night, students were able to experience first-hand what it takes to produce such a large-scale performance. In the upcoming weeks, students will receive an event debrief in the classroom to bring the learning experience full circle.

      The opportunity was brought to life through The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management at Dean College, a partnership with the Kraft Sports Group. For more information about Dean College, visit www.dean.edu. For more information on The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management at Dean College, visit www.dean.edu/thecenter.

      For pictures from the 2017 NFL Kickoff Pregame Show click here or visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/deandifference

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      Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community for more than 150 years, Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference.

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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, November 18, 2017

      11/15/2017

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, November 18, 2017

      Join Dean College for an information session and tour of campus designed to help you better understand the Dean Difference.

      Sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by the campus tour, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of your day.

      Representatives of the Office of Admissions staff will be on hand to answer all your questions. We can't wait to welcome you to campus!

      Register for Saturday with Dean, November 18, 2017. 

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      Dean College Men’s and Women’s Basketball Seasons Begin, November 15, 2017

      11/15/2017

      Dean College Men’s and Women’s Basketball Seasons Begin, November 15, 2017

      Dean College is excited for the Men’s and Women’s basketball teams to begin the winter season on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The Women’s team kicks off the season with an away game against Eastern Nazarene. 

      The Men’s basketball season begins on Friday, November 17, 2017 facing Eastern Connecticut State in Worcester, MA. 

      Both teams will host their first home games in Pieri Gym on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

      Learn more at www.deanbulldogs.com. Go Bulldogs!

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      11/13/2017

      Dean College Men’s Soccer Final Results USCAA National Tournament, November 9-13, 2017

      The Dean College Men’s Soccer team finished their USCAA National Tournament run on Sunday, November 12th, falling to Bryant & Stratton in the semifinals.

      The team defeated Florida College in the first round, followed by SUNY-ESF in the second round of the tournament, but came up short on game three. 

      Semifinal Recap:

      In what turned out to be a marathon match that took more than three hours to complete, the Bulldogs best scoring chance came in the 62nd minute when Cristiano Martins (Brockton, Mass.) chased down a ball and sent a sliding pass across the box to Felipe Campos (Barnstable, Mass.) but his shot sailed over the crossbar.

      The match was incredibly physical with 18 fouls called and 13 yellow cards being assessed.

      Bryant & Stratton looked as if they might get on the board in regulation a few times but Nathan Silveira (East Providence, R.I.) was able to make several spectacular stops, including one late in regulation that he was able to deflect over the crossbar.

      In the extra sessions, the Bobcats depth began to show as they controlled play in both ten minute periods, outshooting the Bulldogs 10-0 in that time frame.

      Both teams came out scoring on their penalty kicks and Dean was 8-for-8 until their ninth shooter was turned aside by a fantastic save from backup netminder Edixon Castillo, which set the stage for McGibbons' heroics.

      For the Bulldogs, they see their five-match winning streak and their season come to an end in what can be considered an instant classic.

      Overall, the Cardinal and White finish at 16-1-3, won a share of the regular season conference title, advanced to the national semifinals and had four student-athletes earn All-America honors.

      Visit www.deanbulldogs.com for more information.

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      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, November 10, 2017

      11/07/2017

      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, November 10, 2017

      Dean College hosts many events throughout the year to help prospective students and families see the Dean Difference firsthand. Discover Dean Days are full day open house programs that include campus tours, presentations and opportunities to meet with faculty, staff and students from throughout the Dean community.
      The following is the schedule for Discover Dean Day on Friday, November 10, 2017:
      9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
      10:00 Welcome and Overview
      10:45 Academic Fair
      11:15-1:00 Discover the Dean Difference: Explore our campus through a variety of activities that will allow you to visit one-on-one with faculty and staff and get all your questions answered. You will find a voucher in your packet to visit the Smith Dining Center when you are in the mood for lunch.
      To reserve your space, simply register online or contact the Office of Admissions at 508-541-1508 or toll free at 1-877-TRY DEAN.

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      Dean College Presents: Legally Blonde, November 15-19, 2017

      11/07/2017

      THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT! WE LOOK FORWARD TO AN AMAZING PERFORMANCE FROM OUR STUDENTS! 

      Dean College Presents: Legally Blonde, November 15-19, 2017

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Legally Blonde, beginning Wednesday, November 15 through Sunday, November 19, 2017.

      Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name, Legally Blonde tells the story
      of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend, Warner.
      Right from the start, Elle encounters negative reactions from both the establishment and the university’s students. During this musical, however, she not only discovers that her knowledge of the law can help others, but she also realizes an equally important faith in herself.

      Clive Barnes, in his New York Post review, wrote that he loved the "effervescent and radiant Laura Belle
      Bundy” (the original Elle Woods), and that the "dances certainly have a slick snap, crackle, and pop."

      The Dean College production of Legally Blonde will take place in the Main Stage in the Campus Center
      at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $22, Seniors $12 and Children $7.

      To learn more visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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