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      Former Dean College Athletic Director John Jackson to Be Inducted into NATYCAA Hall of Fame

      06/29/2018

      John Jackson, former athletic director at Dean College to be inducted into the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Hall of Fame later this month.

      Former Dean College Director of Athletics John Jackson will join two other athletic administrators being inducted into the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Hall of Fame later this month.

      Jackson, who was named the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year on three separate occasions (2002, 2010, 2014), will be inducted alongside Ron Case, the former AD at Rowan College-Gloucester County and Mary Ellen Leicht, the former CEO of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). 

      "John's tireless work on behalf of the student-athletes at Dean and other institutions continues to be noticed long after his retirement," said Dean College President, Dr. Paula M. Rooney. "That is a testament to his exemplary work as an administrator, instructor and coach, and we are thrilled for him to receive such an incredible honor."

       

      The honor for Jackson comes after he spent 37 years in various roles at Dean College – including 27 as the Director of Athletics. His tenure with the Bulldogs began in 1980 when he took over the men's basketball program and guided them to 120 wins in ten seasons – the most in the history of the program.

      Jackson also served two separate stints as the head softball coach. His first run (2002-04) produced a pair of 20+ win seasons – including a school-record 23 in 2002 -  as well as two Region XXI Championships (2002, 2003). Five seasons later, Jackson returned for five more seasons (2010-14) culminating in an 18-win season in 2014 that saw Dean finish second in the region.

      As an administrator, Jackson was instrumental in the construction of baseball and softball dugouts, the naming of Dale Lippert Field, the synthetic turf installation at Grant Field, and in the process of moving the College's athletic program from NJCAA affiliation towards full National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) membership.

      After stepping down as AD on January 1, 2016, Jackson moved into the role of Director of NCAA Compliance, working closely with head coaches and student-athletes on issues of eligibility and retention before retiring in the spring of 2017.

      Jackson's work was not contained to just Dean College as he served on numerous regional and national committees. He was the Chair of the Standard and Ethics Committee for the NJCAA, while also serving on the NJCAA Men's Lacrosse Committee.

      Additionally, he held the position of women's and men's regional director of the NJCAA and was on the Executive Committee for the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).

      The College itself has honored Jackson's commitment, renaming the court inside of Pieri Gymnasium after him in 2017 and then establishing the John A. Jackson Sportsmanship Award, given annually to the student-athlete who best demonstrates the qualities of sportsmanship.

      The ceremony will take place on June 28 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C.

      For the latest information on Dean College Athletics, visit www.deanbulldogs.com.

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      Dean College Early Admission Celebration, February 22, 2019

      02/13/2019

      The Dean College Early Admission Celebration will take place on Friday, February 22, 2019. 

      To register and for more information, click here.

      If you are currently registered for the Early Action Celebration, please monitor your e-mail for additional details, including parking instructions, leading up to the event. 

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      Dean College Global Day of Giving, February 19, 2019

      02/13/2019

      See how everything comes together during Dean’s 24-hour Global Day of Giving on Founders Day - February 19, 2019.

      On this day we all come together to support the College. Be a part of something big!  

      Come back on February 19, 2019 to make an impact.

      Questions? Click link on the left or call 888.711.3326

      Donate - February 19, 2019

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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed, February 18, 2019

      02/13/2019

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 18th. Administrative offices will resume normal business hours beginning Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 18th. Administrative offices will resume normal business hours beginning Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
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      Dean College to Host Executive Lecture, March 20, 2019

      02/11/2019

      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 Presents: Our Town, February 29 - March 3, 2019

      02/01/2019

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Our Town, beginning Thursday, February 28 through Sunday, March 3, 2019.

      Eighty years after the first performances of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, the play remains one of the most beloved and performed theatrical works of the last century. The well-known story of life, love, and death still appeals to audiences of all ages and cultures. Wilder believed that our true lives are lived in the imagination and the memory and although today’s society is radically different, his minimalist play has remained relevant through its ability to capture “the universal experience of being alive”.

      The Dean College production of Our Town will take place in the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $22, Seniors $12 and Children $7.

      To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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