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      John Rooke Named Director of The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management at Dean College

      07/17/2015

      Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Mass., welcomed John Rooke as director of The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management and Distinguished Executive Faculty in the Schools of Business and the Arts.

      The Center was created by Dean College as an academic partnership with the Kraft Sports Group (KSG). It will provide opportunities for students to gain insight from KSG officials, including executives of the New England Patriots, New England Revolution and Patriot Place.

      "I'm thrilled to be a part of this initiative at Dean College,” said Rooke. “I am looking forward to working with the students to provide new educational experiences through our relationship with the Kraft Sports Group, including the Patriots and the Revolution. The students at Dean will be the real winners here.  It's a chance to learn from professionals in the sports and entertainment industries."

      Rooke is an award-winning broadcaster and a member of the 2011 class for the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame. He has more than 30 years of electronic, print and new media experience in large and small markets as well as at the network level. For the past 26 years, he has served as the play-by-play voice for Providence College basketball. Additionally, he has served as the public address announcer for the New England Patriots for the past 22 seasons. Rooke also serves as a featured columnist for Patriots.com and WEEI.com and has authored a book on the history of radio in Rhode Island entitled "Rhode Island Radio" (Arcadia Publishing, 2012).

      A 1981 journalism graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Rooke has held a position as adjunct professor at Emerson College in Boston. He has been named one of the top sports broadcasting instructors in the country by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America. Rooke also serves as a commercial voice artist and an auctioneer.

      “We are excited to have John join the Dean College team,” said Dr. Paula M. Rooney, President of Dean College. “Evolving our partnership with the Kraft Sports Group and growing The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management are primary goals for our institution and John will play a significant role in driving these goals.”

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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed July 3 & 4, 2017

      06/26/2017

      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed July 3 & 4, 2017

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th for the holiday.

      Normal operations will resume on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

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      Summer Pre-College Programs

      06/15/2017

      Summer Pre-College Programs spaces still available for select programs.

      This summer, enjoy an amazing experience at Dean College while earning college credit! Choose from our selection of science, theatre and sports-based two-week pre-college programs with amazing, one-of-a-kind opportunities. Overnight and day-only options available.

      Sport Management         July 10, 2017 – July 21, 2017

      Stage Combat                 July 10, 2017 – July 21, 2017

      Sports Broadcasting       July 24, 2017 – August 4, 2017

      Forensics                        July 24, 2017 – August 4, 2017

      • -Earn college credit for successful completion of each program.
      • -Get advice on the college admissions process from a Dean College admissions counselor with a free one-on-one consultation.
      • -Unmatched experiences embedded in each program including behind the scenes access to Gillette stadium, WEEI Sports Radio, McCoy stadium or other locations appropriate for each program.
      • -Professional instruction by leaders in their respective field.

      Learn more at www.dean.edu/summerprograms.

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      New Student Orientation 2017

      05/16/2017

      Dean College New Student Orientation I, II & III June 26-27, June 29-30 & July 13-14, 2017

      Dean College will offer its first New Student Orientation (NSO) program of the year on Monday, June 26th – Tuesday, June 27th. The second session (NSO II) will take place later in the week on Thursday, June 29th - Friday, June 30th. The third session (NSO III) will take place July 13th -14th

      NSO is required for all incoming students for fall 2017. 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.

      NSO offers helpful and interactive presentations to make the transition to college as easy as possible. The required program will familiarize you and your family with the academic support, expectations within our community, residence life programs available on campus and more. You will also have a chance to meet our faculty and staff, connect with other Dean students, and make new friends!

      *Visitors should park in the Dean Hall Lot. If you are using a GPS, enter the address: 35 Emmons Street, Franklin, MA 02038

      Visit www.dean.edu/nso to learn more and register.

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      Dean College

      05/09/2017

      This summer, enjoy an amazing experience at Dean College while earning college credit! Choose from our selection of science, theatre and sports-based two-week pre-college programs with amazing, one-of-a-kind opportunities. Overnight and day-only options available.

      Registration for any of the programs are now open here.

      To learn more about our Pre-College Summer Programs visit our page here.

      Information sessions about all our programs are open to the public at two different times. On Wednesday, June 7th from 2:00 - 3:00 PM we will be offering our webinar for those who cannot make it to campus. And on Tuesday, June 6th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM our on-campus session will be held in our Campus Center. If you are interested in any of our programs, this is a great opportunity to learn more about living, dining, activities and the program from our instructors and staff. 

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