• Welcoming New Students to Dean

    ConvocationConfident, ambitious students, who seek to become true global citizens, are encouraged to experience culture outside of their comfort zone by spending time away through Dean College’s Study Away Program. 


    Cindy T. Kozil, Vice President of Student Development and Retention, welcomed the incoming class to campus and congratulated them on finishing their first week of studies. Student speaker Amy Tanner asked students to “think about what you want to do and who you want to be,” as they start their first year at Dean. Dr. Dawn Poirier, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, then addressed the first year students, stating that they are now “entering a community of learners, a place of discovery and personal and academic growth.” Dr. Poirier shared the history and traditions of academic regalia in preparation of what is to come after their two or four years at Dean. 

    Dean College President, Dr. Paula M. Rooney, reminded students that they are part of something special this year, as the college begins to celebrate its 150th anniversary on February 19, 2015. Dr. Rooney shared the history of the College and challenged students to “think about what you will bring as incoming freshman to enhance the community and become a part of our rich history.”

    Convocation2Following the remarks, John Marcus, Vice President of Enrollment Services and Marketing, took to the stage for the presentation of classes and wished the incoming class much success during their time at Dean. Directly following the ceremony, the entire Dean community joined in welcoming the new students at a BBQ celebration in the Picnic Grove.

    View photographs of this event here: Convocation 2014 Album

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  • We are very proud of the fact that 95 percent of our students have found jobs or are enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. Nearly 100 percent of our Associate Degree graduates are accepted to the nation’s top colleges and universities. The numbers show that Dean College provides a strong return on investment for students and their families.

    Dr. Paula Rooney

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