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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: New Dancers Showcase, December 8-9, 2017

      12/04/2017

      Dean College Presents: New Dancers Showcase, December 8-9, 2017

      An informal showing of dance works created and/or performed by our first year dance majors.

      Purchase tickets at www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, December 9, 2017

      12/04/2017

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, December 9, 2017

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, December 9, 2017

      Join Dean College 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 the campus tour, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of your day.

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

      Register for Saturday with Dean, December 9, 2017. 

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      Dean College to Hold Annual Tree Lighting, December 7, 2017

      12/01/2017

      Dean College to Hold Annual Tree Lighting, December 7, 2017

      Come join the Dean College and Franklin Community on December 7, 2017 at 4:15 p.m. for a well-loved tradition as we kick-off the Franklin Downtown Partnership Holiday Stroll with the lighting of the tree on Awpie Way. There will be food and music for everyone to enjoy!

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      Dean College Presents: Faculty Dance Concert, December 1-2, 2017

      11/30/2017

      Dean College Presents: Faculty Dance Concert, December 1-2, 2017

      Enjoy a mixed bill in a variety of dance genres performed or choreographed by the creative and brilliant faculty of the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance. Performances are held in the Main Stage at 8pm each night.

      To learn more visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice

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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, December 2, 2017

      11/27/2017

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, December 2, 2017

      Join Dean College 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 the campus tour, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of your day.

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

      Register for Saturday with Dean, December 2, 2017. 

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