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      Dean College Holds 152nd Commencement, May 5, 2018

      05/05/2018

      Dean College held its 152nd Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Close to 350 students received their degrees.

      Dean College held its 152nd Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Dean College campus in Franklin, MA. Close to 350 students received their degrees, with many family and friends in attendance. Continuing with tradition, the 2018 Commencement ceremony was held outside along Awpie Way, considered by many as the most beautiful and iconic part of campus. 

      The keynote address was provided by Dean College President, Dr. Paula M. Rooney, who spoke to students about a large issue today – trust. She urged students to “Trust in your deepest self. Shun the impulse to devalue your own self-faith.” She added, “I urge you to accept the role of change – and chance – in your life ahead, trusting in yourself to embrace them with confidence gained at Dean.” 

      Dr. Rooney referenced the 50th Society, reminding students to reflect on their alma mater as a place that makes a difference. “I hope that when you gather back here in 2068 and put on your golden cap and gown that you will relate that timeless trust to members of the class of 2068.”

      Additional remarks were provided by Mark D. Boyce, Chairman of the Dean College Board of Trustees, along with graduating student, Nabeel Barqawi.

      Quoting pop culture, Mr. Boyce, left the graduates with a few thoughts to ponder. “Never give up on your dreams” and like the movie The Greatest Showman, “become the greatest at what you choose.” He urged graduates to give back to the world like Mr. Rogers did. And to “Gather your own facts, make up own mind, and write your own story.” Finally, he advised the graduates not to be afraid to fail.

      A Business Management major with a minor in Psychology, student speaker Nabeel Barqawi was born and raised in Kuwait. He began his speech by describing his admiration for his two older brothers, who both earned class rings. To Nabeel, these rings symbolized the hard work and effort that was put into their education. He too had hopes to earn a class ring, but was unsure of his academic future. 

      “Arriving at Dean was the turning point of my life.” As Nabeel prepared this speech, his ring arrived. 

      “This ring was once a block of metal that served as the foundation for its creation. Just like Dean served as the foundation from which our paths would be carved.”

      Nabeel credited many members of the Dean Community and described his experience with The Dean Difference as “acknowledging our strengths and pushing us out of our comfort zones, enabling us to pursue our dreams and follow our passions.” 

      Nabeel reminded his classmates to “enjoy the adventures ahead by going on this journey armed with enthusiasm and curiosity. In times of struggle, find something that reminds you of how far you have come. For me, this ring serves as a reminder to never tell myself ‘I can’t’.” 

      For more information, visit www.dean.edu/commencement. 

       

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      Dean College Receives Davis Educational Foundation Grant

      01/02/2019

      Dean College has been awarded $180,150 from the Davis Educational Foundation.

      The grant will support the proposal titled The Bulldog Experience: Curriculum and Career Integration, which will create a robust, connective four-year framework that integrates career preparation with the curriculum and co-curriculum.

      This project recognizes the need for formalized career preparation to support every student’s career exploration and achievement of career-building accomplishments before graduation. 

      “Dean College is thrilled to receive funding from the Davis Educational Foundation,” says Project Co-Director Wendy Adler, Associate Vice President, Student Success and Career Planning. “We are committed to providing our students with a quality education that will last beyond their time here,” adds Melissa Read, Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs and Project Co-Director.

      For more information about the Davis Educational Foundation, visit www.davisfoundations.org

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      General Donald Bolduc '86 to Speak at Dean College Executive Lecture Series, March 20, 2019

      01/02/2019

      Dean College is honored to host Brigadier General Donald Bolduc ‘86, US Army, Retired, for the Dean College Leadership Institute Executive Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. 

      The Executive Series offers a unique and interactive opportunity for students, alumni and the local community to interact with today’s business leaders.

      BG Donald Bolduc, Class of 1986, retired in 2017 after 32 years of active duty service to his country in which he received two awards for valor, five Bronze Star medals, two Purple Hearts, led ten deployments, and survived a bomb blast, numerous fire fights and a helicopter crash.

      BG Bolduc, former Commander, Special Operations Command Africa, has hung up his fatigues to advocate for veterans and their families, the treatment and shedding the stigma of PTS, TBI, pain management, sleep disorders and neurotoxicity both from within the US military as well as the general public. 

      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 March 20, 2019. The program is FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit www.dean.edu/dli.   

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      Dean College Move-In Information, January 2019

      01/02/2019

      Move-in is an exciting time! Dean College check-in and move-In information for Spring 2019 is as follows:

      New Student Check-In

      Monday, January 21st 9am-9:30am

      Check-In for ALL New Students, both commuter and resident, is schedule from 9am to 9:30am in the Campus Center. Students will need to be cleared prior to moving into their assigned residence halls or participating in New Student Orientation. The orientation program starts at 11:15am in the Campus Center for both students and families.

      Returning Resident Student Check-In

      Monday, January 21st, 9am-5pm

      Returning Resident students who have NOT been cleared for Direct Check-In must go to the Campus Center to Check-In. Once the student is cleared for check in, they may proceed to the Campus Safety/Residence Life table in the Campus Center Atrium to have their student ID activated. Students not cleared for direct check in with not have ID access to their buildings until they have completed any clearance holds.

      Returning Resident students who have been CLEARED for Direct Check-In may proceed directly to their residence hall.

      Any student arriving to Check-In after 5pm on Monday, January 21st must be CLEARED to check in and attend classes on Tuesday, January 22nd. Students who are not cleared must check in with the Center for Financial Planning and Services in Dean Hall prior to attending classes on Tuesday, January 22nd.

      All students must swipe their ID card prior to entering their residence hall building. This allows us to verify the student is on campus.

      Returning Commuter Student Check-In

      Monday, January 15th 9am-5pm

      Returning Commuter students who have NOT been cleared for Direct Check-In must go to the Campus Center to Check-In on Monday, January 21st between 9am-5pm or in Dean Hall with the Center for Financial Planning and Services prior to attending classes on Tuesday, January 22nd. 

      Returning Commuter students who have been CLEARED for Direct Check-In may go directly to their first class on Tuesday, January 22nd.

      Click here for Spring 2019 Move-In information. 

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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed, December 24-25, 2018

      12/18/2018

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, December 31, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019. 

      Administrative offices will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. 
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      Dean College Entry Level EMT Course Information Session, December 12, 2018

      12/11/2018

      Dean College to offer Entry Level EMT Course beginning January 14, 2019. Join us on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 for a FREE information session.

      Dean College, in partnership with Emergency Medical Teaching Services, Inc., is proud to offer its first EMT Basic Training Course. Classes start January 14, 2019.

      Don’t Miss Our Free Information Session on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Dean College Campus Center, Campanella Board Room. No registration required. 

      If you are unable to join us, visit dean.edu/scs or email cvandale@dean.edu to learn more about the program.


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