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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 Presents: Arts Mosaic, October 19-20, 2018

      09/21/2018

      Enjoy an evening of student works!

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Arts Mosaic, Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20, 2018.  

      Enjoy an eclectic evening of select student works integrating dance, theatre, song, film and more as we celebrate the diversity of the arts on the Dean College campus.

      The Dean College production of Arts Mosaic will take place in the Guidrey Center in the Campus Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin at 8:00 p.m. both nights. 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 Presents: Scapino!, October 25-28, 2018

      09/10/2018

      Visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice to purchase tickets!

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Scapino! beginning Thursday, October 25 through Sunday, October 28, 2018.  

      Inspired by the French playwright Molière’s original 1671 play, Les Fourberies de Scapin, Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale have heightened Molière’s comedy with slapstick and burlesque, resulting in a story of the most engaging nonsense. Set in contemporary Naples, Italy, two sons, two daughters, and two fathers find themselves mixed up in the crafty Scapino’s plot to solve romantic problems faced by two of his friends. A fast-talking, quick-thinking scamp, Scapino cleverly manipulates and cajoles everyone into doing what he intends them to do.     

      The Dean College production of Scapino! will take place in the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday – 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 Ranks Among the Top Best Regional Colleges

      09/10/2018

      Dean College ranks 23rd in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report for Best Regional Colleges, North category.

      Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, has been ranked 23nd in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report for the Best Regional Colleges, North category. Additionally, Dean placed 12th in this category for Best Value Schools.  

      This is the eighth consecutive year that Dean College has received the Best College honor and 3rd consecutive year for Best Value.

      “We are thrilled to be recognized by U.S. News and our peer institutions once again this year,” said Dr. Paula M. Rooney, Dean College President. “It signals the overall strength of Dean’s academic experience and the emphasis we place on student success.”

      U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, publisher of news and information. The U.S. News ranking system for the Best Regional Colleges rests on two pillars. The formula uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and it is based on research of what matters in education, including: graduation rate performance, academic reputation, and financial selectivity among others. 

      This year’s ranking is a testament to The Dean Difference – the hands-on and engaging faculty & staff, strong academic support, valuable internships, and real-life workforce preparation that Dean College provides. 

      For more information on U.S. News & World Report, visit www.usnews.com/education. For more information on Dean College, visit www.dean.edu.

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      Dean College 22nd Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament

      09/03/2018

      22nd Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament

      The 22nd Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament was held on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the beautiful Franklin Country Club just miles from campus. 

      Congratulations to this year's winning foursome: David Cranford, Rick MacDonald, Todd MacDonald and PJ MacDonald. 

      Throughout the past 21 years, the Dean College President’s Cup Golf Tournament has had a profound and positive effect on the education of Dean College students. Support from our players and sponsors has helped us raise more than $1,500,000 for the Dean College Scholarship Fund. By sponsoring or playing in this event, you could help deserving students attend Dean College.

      Visit dean.edu/golftournament to learn more and to register!


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      Dean College Welcome Back BBQ, September 4, 2018

      09/03/2018

      Join us for the All-College Welcome BBQ on September 4th!

      Dean College faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the All-College Welcome BBQ on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Picnic Grove.

      Welcome back Bulldogs! We look forward to seeing you there!

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