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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.
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.
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
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,
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
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Saturday with Dean, September 10, 2016
Our goal is to provide prospective students and their
families as many opportunities to visit Dean College as possible.
If you can't join us for a weekday visit, we hope that
you'll spend part of your Saturday with us.
On select Saturdays, we welcome you to visit Dean for an
information session and campus tour. The information session, conducted by an
admissions staff member, is followed by a campus tour given by a current Dean
student. Your visit ends with lunch in our dining center. Other members of the
admissions staff will also be on hand to answer all of your questions.
The day begins at 10:00 AM and families should expect to
spend about two hours on campus.
Register for Saturday with Dean, September 10, 2016.
Learn more about visiting the Dean College campus.
Dean College Welcomes New and Returning Students, September 5, 2016
On Monday, September 5, 2016 new and returning
students will move in and/or check-in to Dean College. Times and locations for
check-in vary depending on a variety of factors, so be sure to check out the Dean College Move-In Day web page for all information. If you are moving in to a residence
hall for the first time, you will also find some tips on what to bring and what
not to bring to college.
New International students will check-in for International
Student Orientation (ISO) on September 1st in the Campus Center near
the Robbins Family Center for Advising and Career Planning. ISO offers an
opportunity for international students to become acquainted with Dean and the
Students enrolled in the Arch Learning Community should
check in for Orientation on Friday, September 2, 2016. Arch Orientation allows
those participating in the Arch program to become better acquainted with others
in the program.
Dean College Children’s Center Accepting Applications for September
Dean College’s Children’s Center is accepting
applications for the following sessions: (1) 2-day morning, 3-day morning, or
5-day mornings for preschoolers; (2) 4-day afternoons for pre-K children.
Innovative and progressive,
the school is NAEYC accredited and well known in the community for an inspiring
preschool experience. Dean Children’s Center is a lab school for ECE majors,
with teachers-in-training alongside credentialed teachers. The center has a
very professional and caring environment for children to learn through
The school uses a
developmental approach to education which reflects current research in child
development and peer conflict resolution. We are a regional resource to parents
and educators on peer conflict resolution in young children and our lab school is
a demonstration site for best practices in early education of children.
College Children’s Center is located at 144
School Street in Franklin. Parking is at 89 West Central Street. For more
information, visit www.dean.edu or call
Dean College Welcomes Ernie May as Head Baseball Coach
College is pleased to announce the hiring of Ernie May to lead their baseball program. May was
most recently the Assistant Baseball Coach at Harvard University, and will be
taking over a program that is in the transition stages of moving from the NJCAA
to NCAA Division III.
has an extensive resume having coached at the Division I, II, and III levels of
college baseball as well as collegiate summer leagues. At the Division I level,
May was assistant coach at Harvard and UMass-Amherst and Head Coach of Wofford
College (South Carolina), which transitioned from D-II to D-I during his tenure.
He was Head Coach of D-III Northland College (Wisconsin), where he was named
the Conference Coach of the Year in 2014. As Graduate Assistant Coach at
Springfield College, he helped lead the team to back to back Division II NCAA
Regional Tournaments. May also served as the top Assistant Coach at Trinity
earned his bachelor’s degree at Keene State College, where he pitched and
played first base for the Owls. He earned his master’s degree from Springfield
College and is in the dissertation phase of his doctoral degree from Drexel
This past spring, the Dean College
baseball team won the Region XXI NJCAA Championship and participated in the
District Championship, where they finished as the runner-up to Monroe Community
College. For more information on the baseball team and dean college athletics,
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