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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 Announces Appointment of Dean of the School of Business

      01/25/2017

      Dean College Appoints Dr. P. Gerard Shaw as Dean of the School of Business

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      Dean College is pleased to announce that Dr. P. Gerard Shaw has accepted appointment as the Dean of the School of Business.

      Having taught and provided leadership in multiple capacities at Dean first as an adjunct and since 2005 as a full-time faculty member, Dr. Shaw brings to this role the skills and commitment to take the School of Business to the next level. “His love of Dean is so obvious it almost goes without saying,” says Vice President of Academic Affairs, Michael Fishbein. 

      In addition to his new role, he also serves as the Director of the Dean Leadership Institute, which offers students, alumni and the local community the opportunity to interact with today’s business leaders. “Gerry’s labor of love is the Dean Leadership Institute, through which he has brought 75 senior business leaders to campus to share their insights with our Community.”

      In addition to his roles at Dean, Dr. Shaw's career has included serving as a Vice President of Student Affairs, working as a consultant in the Higher Education Consulting practice at Coopers & Lybrand and co-founding his own consulting practice.

      Believing that service to the community is vital, Dr. Shaw has served on the Board of Directors for the Hockomock Area YMCA for more than 15 years. He has served on the Development Committee at the Providence Country Day School, and taught CCD at his local parish.

      Prior to earning a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Boston College, he earned an M.A. in Systematic Theology from Washington Theological Union; an M.S. in Human Resources from Biscayne College; and a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University.

      For more information about Dean College and the School of Business, visit www.dean.edu

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      Dean College Presents: Senior Showcase, January 27-28, 2017

      01/18/2017

      Dean College Presents: Senior Showcase, January 27-28, 2017

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Senior Showcase on Friday, January 27 – Saturday, January 28, 2017.

      Creating a performance from the ground up, our talented senior dance students share their choreography, performance and production expertise in this collaborative show.

      The Senior Showcase production will take place in the Main Stage within the Campus Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online by visiting www.dean.edu/boxoffice

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      Dean College Spring 2017 Move-In, January 16, 2017

      01/02/2017

      Dean College is looking forward to the start of our spring semester! Move-In begins on Monday, January 16, 2017

      Dean College looks forward to the start of our spring semester.

      Returning Resident students should report to campus on Monday, January 16th and pick up their keys in their residence halls. ALL STUDENTS arriving between 4:30-5:00 p.m. must check in at the Campus Center.

      New student check-in is scheduled from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the campus center.

      Commuter students who have been financially cleared may go directly to their first registered class on Tuesday, January 17th.

      For more information regarding move-in, click here.


       

       

       

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      Dean Leadership Institute Presents: Angela McKay, January 24, 2017

      12/27/2016

      The Dean Leadership Institute (DLI) invites you to attend its Executive Lecture Series on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Guidrey Center. 

      The Dean Leadership Institute (DLI) invites you to attend its Executive Lecture Series on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Guidrey Center.

      Dean College is honored to host Angela McKay, Director of the Government Security Policy and Strategy Team within Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft for this year’s lecture series. The Executive Series offers a unique and interactive opportunity for students, alumni and the local community to interact with today’s business leaders.

      Guest speaker, Angela McKay leads Microsoft’s public policy work on cybersecurity, cloud security, and norms, and on public sector use of cloud.  Her team includes professionals working on these topics across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. She focuses on driving strategic change, both within Microsoft and externally, to advance trust in the computing ecosystem. 

      Ms. McKay combines technical expertise and public policy acumen to develop policies that improve security and stability of cyberspace, and support development, growth, and innovation.  She serves on the Board of Councilors for the East West Institute, a think tank focused on international conflict resolution, and as Microsoft’s Point of Contact for the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, which provides the President of the United States with recommendations to maintain reliable, secure, and resilient communications. 

      The speaking program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Guidrey Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA on January 24, 2017.

      The program is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required as seating is limited.

      For more information and to register, visit the Dean College website www.dean.edu/executivelectureseries.

       

       

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      The School of Continuing Studies at Dean College Announces Winter Intercession Courses

      12/07/2016

      The School of Continuing Studies at Dean College Announces Winter Intercession Courses

      The School of Continuing Studies at Dean College will offer Winter Intercession courses beginning Wednesday, December 21, 2016 for three-week courses with one-week courses beginning Monday, January 9, 2017. Accelerate your progress toward a degree or certificate program this winter by enrolling in one of Dean College’s one-week classroom or three-week online courses.These engaging classes are open to students of all ages and experience levels.

      Special one-week course topics include business negotiations, sales and marketing and a new course, Entertainment Industry Management, presented by Pawtucket Red Sox and WEEI Sports Radio. 

      To register for courses and for more information, contact the School of Continuing Studies at 508-541-1624 or visit www.dean.edu/scs

       

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