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      Former Dean College Athletic Director John Jackson to Be Inducted into NATYCAA Hall of Fame

      06/29/2018

      John Jackson, former athletic director at Dean College to be inducted into the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Hall of Fame later this month.

      Former Dean College Director of Athletics John Jackson will join two other athletic administrators being inducted into the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Hall of Fame later this month.

      Jackson, who was named the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year on three separate occasions (2002, 2010, 2014), will be inducted alongside Ron Case, the former AD at Rowan College-Gloucester County and Mary Ellen Leicht, the former CEO of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). 

      "John's tireless work on behalf of the student-athletes at Dean and other institutions continues to be noticed long after his retirement," said Dean College President, Dr. Paula M. Rooney. "That is a testament to his exemplary work as an administrator, instructor and coach, and we are thrilled for him to receive such an incredible honor."

       

      The honor for Jackson comes after he spent 37 years in various roles at Dean College – including 27 as the Director of Athletics. His tenure with the Bulldogs began in 1980 when he took over the men's basketball program and guided them to 120 wins in ten seasons – the most in the history of the program.

      Jackson also served two separate stints as the head softball coach. His first run (2002-04) produced a pair of 20+ win seasons – including a school-record 23 in 2002 -  as well as two Region XXI Championships (2002, 2003). Five seasons later, Jackson returned for five more seasons (2010-14) culminating in an 18-win season in 2014 that saw Dean finish second in the region.

      As an administrator, Jackson was instrumental in the construction of baseball and softball dugouts, the naming of Dale Lippert Field, the synthetic turf installation at Grant Field, and in the process of moving the College's athletic program from NJCAA affiliation towards full National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) membership.

      After stepping down as AD on January 1, 2016, Jackson moved into the role of Director of NCAA Compliance, working closely with head coaches and student-athletes on issues of eligibility and retention before retiring in the spring of 2017.

      Jackson's work was not contained to just Dean College as he served on numerous regional and national committees. He was the Chair of the Standard and Ethics Committee for the NJCAA, while also serving on the NJCAA Men's Lacrosse Committee.

      Additionally, he held the position of women's and men's regional director of the NJCAA and was on the Executive Committee for the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).

      The College itself has honored Jackson's commitment, renaming the court inside of Pieri Gymnasium after him in 2017 and then establishing the John A. Jackson Sportsmanship Award, given annually to the student-athlete who best demonstrates the qualities of sportsmanship.

      The ceremony will take place on June 28 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C.

      For the latest information on Dean College Athletics, visit www.deanbulldogs.com.

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      Dean College Presents: Footloose, the Musical, November 14-18, 2018

      10/31/2018

      The entire run of Footloose is SOLD OUT! Please contact tlane@dean.edu or call 508-541-1605 with any questions.

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Footloose, the Musical, beginning Wednesday, November 14 through Sunday, November 18, 2018.

      Based on the 1984 screen version, Footloose is an explosive musical that has come to the stage with thrilling results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to the rural town of Bomont, he is not prepared for the strict religious local edicts, which include a total ban on dancing. Ren breaks all the rules in trying to restore dance to the heart of a community held back by lingering memories of a tragedy. In addition to the original film score’s songs, such as “Let’s Hear it for the Boy,” “Holding out for a Hero,” and the title song, “Footloose,” dynamic new songs written specifically for the stage production are sure to get you to your feet!    

      Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford with additional music by: Eric Carmen, Sandy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, and Jim Steinman; Stage Adaptation: Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie

      The Dean College production of Footloose, the Musical will take place in the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 109 West Central 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 and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, November 12, 2018

      10/30/2018

      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:

      9:30AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast

      10:00AM - Welcome and Overview

      10:45AM - Academic Fair

      11:15AM to 1:00PM - Discover the Dean Difference - Explore our campus through a variety of activities that will allow you to visit with current students, meet with our athletic coaches, tour our Children's Center, learn more about academic support services and tour the campus!

      You can also visit the Smith Dining Center when you are in the mood for lunch...it's on us!

      To reserve your space, simply register online or contact the Office of Admissions at 508-541-1508.

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      Dean College Offers Programs for High School Students to Earn College Credit, January 2019

      10/26/2018

      Special one-week and online course options available!

      This winter, Dean College welcomes high school juniors and seniors looking to explore their academic interest and quickly earn transferrable college credits with a variety
      of formats including online and on-campus.

      Special one-week courses and one - and two-week online courses available.

      Click here to learn more! 

      Call 508-541-1624 for more information and to register. 

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      Dean College to Host Fall Fest 5k, November 10, 2018

      10/21/2018

      Join us for a day of fall, family, and fun!

      Registration to run, walk, or crawl in the Fall Fest 5K is now open. The race will begin at 10:00am on Awpie Way at Dean College on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

      Registration fee includes t-shirt, food, and access to race day activities!

      To register, visit www.dean.edu/FALLFEST5K

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      Dean College Accepting Applications for Horace Mann Scholarship

      10/21/2018

      Deadline: November 15, 2018

      Dean College is seeking applicants for the Horace Mann Scholarship. The tuition scholarship totals $20,000 per year and will be given to one deserving Franklin, MA resident attending Dean College in the fall of 2019.

      The scholarship will be given on a need-basis to a Franklin resident attending Dean College who possesses a passion for learning and exemplifies the philosophy of Horace Mann, who believed that one can benefit mankind through education, philanthropy and social reform.

      The Horace Mann Scholarship is renewable for subsequent years provided the student maintains a 2.7 or higher, grade point average.

      Applicants of the need-based Horace Mann Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

      • Be a documented resident of Franklin, MA
      • Meet the admission requirements of Dean College
      • Is a US citizen
      • Has completed the 2019-2020 FAFSA

      Additional requirements are included within the scholarship application.

      Applications must be submitted no later than November 15, 2018. For more information and to obtain a scholarship application, visit www.dean.edu/scholarships.

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