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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 to Host Discover Dean Day, February 24, 2017

      02/21/2017

      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, February 24, 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. Following is the schedule for Discover Dean Day:

      9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

      10:00 Welcome and Overview

      10:30 Academic Fair

      11:00-1:00 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.

      Lunch vouchers will be provided to you in your packet to visit the Smith Dining Center!

      Register for Discover Dean Day on February 24, 2017

      https://admission.dean.edu/register/?id=588c2b72-5bc6-461a-9252-ff670d2f703e

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      Dean College Men's & Women's Basketball Selected to Compete in USCAA National Tournament, February 28 - March 4, 2017

      02/21/2017

      The Dean College Men's and Women's Basketball teams have both been selected to compete in the USCAA National Tournament, February 28th - March 4th.

      The Dean College Men's and Women's Basketball teams have both been selected to the USCAA National Tournament. The tournament will be held February 28th- March 4th in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. The women garnered a #7 seed and will play #2 Berea College on Wednesday, March 1st at 2:00 PM. The men earned an 8th seed and will play #1 ranked Maine Fort Kent at 1:00 on Wednesday, March 1st.

      The lady bulldogs finished a stellar season (21-7) last week with a blowout victory at Southern Vermont. Chelsea Johnson led the Bulldogs in points per game for the season, scoring 17.1 ppg and shooting 41% from the field. Fataya Larry averaged 14.4 points and 12.3 rebounds per game over the course of the season while starting 27 out of 27 games. Denisha Gardener had a standout sophomore campaign, averaging 10 points a game and 8.7 rebounds. She also started all 27 games. India Pina started 26 out of 27, and averaged 11.5 points, 5 rebounds, 4.4 steals, and 2.7 assists. Vianah Smith only played in 11 games for the Bulldogs, but quickly made her presence known, averaging 14.4 points per game and helping propel Dean on their late season winning streak.

      The men finished the season 16-10. The team was led by Naquwan Solomon, who averaged a double-double (19.3 points and 10.5 rebounds) and started every game for Dean. Dayvon Russell and Aziz Gilliam also averaged double figures for the year. Russell scored 14.8 points per game while adding 3.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists. Gilliam scored 11.3 points per game while averaging 3.3 rebound and 2.8 assists. 

      For more information on the bulldogs and the tournament, visit www.deanbulldogs.com.


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      Dean College

      02/15/2017

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream, beginning Wednesday, February 22, 2017 through Sunday, February 26, 2017.

      A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakespeare's plays. It brings together the realms of the mortal and immortal, colliding in a wood outside Athens, and from there the enchantment begins. Simple and engaging on the surface, it is none the less a highly original and sophisticated work, where love is seen as capricious as the wind, and where a mischievous imp named Puck plays with fate as merrily as a baby with a toy.

      The Dean College production of A Midsummer Night's Dream 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. 

      Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.dean.edu/boxoffice. 

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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Monday, February 20, 2017

      02/06/2017

      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Monday, February 20, 2017

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 to observe President’s Day. Offices will resume normal business hours beginning Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

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

      02/06/2017

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

      Join Dean College on Saturday, February 18, 2017 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 a tour of campus, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of your day.

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

      Register for Saturday with Dean on February 18, 2017


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