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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 Saturday with Dean, February 17, 2018

      02/12/2018

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, February 17, 2018

      Join Dean College on Saturday, February 17, 2018 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 17, 2018.
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      Dean College Named 2017-2018 Business College of Distinction

      02/05/2018

      Dean College Named 2017-2018 Business College of Distinction

      COD Business 2027-28(2)

      Dean College, already an honored member of Colleges of Distinction, has been further recognized for its excellent programming in Business.

      College of Distinction’s new Field of Study badges were created to recognize colleges and universities like Dean College for their innovative leadership in higher education. Those who have received this honor have proven themselves for qualities such as breadth of program and track record for success.

      Dean College continues to be an outstanding representation of the student-centered colleges. As a College of Distinction, Dean College is actively preparing the next generation of young adults with a successful delivery of four distinctions – Engagement, Teaching, Community and Outcomes.

      We are proud to be named a 2017-2018 Business College of Distinction. To learn more about the many awards, recognitions and accomplishments that Dean College continues to be honored with, visit the Dean College Awards and Recognition webpage. 

      For more information on Colleges of Distinction, visit www.collegesofdistinction.com

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      Dean College Spring 2018 Dance and Theatre Performances

      01/29/2018

      Dean College Spring 2018 Dance and Theatre Performances

      The first performance of the spring semester, Twelfth Night, begins on February 21, 2018! Grab your tickets today for this comedy and all our other performances at www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

      2018 Performances

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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, February 3, 2018

      01/24/2018

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, February 3, 2018

      Join Dean College on Saturday, February 3, 2018 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 3, 2018.

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      Dean Leadership Institute Presents: Michael Spillane, February 15, 2018

      01/02/2018

      Dean Leadership Institute Presents: Michael Spillane, February 15, 2018

      Dean College is honored to host Michael Spillane, President of Categories and Product at NIKE for the Dean College Leadership Institute Executive Lecture Series on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The Executive Series offers a unique and interactive opportunity for students, alumni and the local community to interact with today’s business leaders.

      Spillane is responsible for developing the strategy that drives the creation of all NIKE footwear, apparel and equipment. He also leads the merchandising of all product to the global marketplace. Prior to his current position, he was a GM and VP for NIKE, Greater China. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Umbro Ltd. and Chief Executive Officer of CVEO Corporation (formerly, Converse Inc.). 

      With extensive experience in marketing consumer products, Spillane previously held senior management roles at leading apparel and textile companies, including Malden Mills, Tommy Hilfiger USA, Jockey International, and Missbrenner, Inc. Spillane serves on the board of directors at The Boston Beer Co., and Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA).

      Featuring an unprecedented list of national business leaders, including past speakers like Robert K. Kraft, Jonathan Kraft, Bert Jacobs, Anne M. Finucane, the Executive Lecture Series is a signature event for the Dean Leadership Institute and an exciting opportunity for our students and the community to gain knowledge from an experienced business executive. 

      The speaking program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Guidrey Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin, MA on February 15, 2018. The program is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required as seating is limited. For more information and to register, visit www.dean.edu/dlispillane.

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