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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 Presents: Scapino!, October 25-28, 2018

      09/10/2018

      Visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice to purchase tickets!

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Scapino! beginning Thursday, October 25 through Sunday, October 28, 2018.  

      Inspired by the French playwright Molière’s original 1671 play, Les Fourberies de Scapin, Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale have heightened Molière’s comedy with slapstick and burlesque, resulting in a story of the most engaging nonsense. Set in contemporary Naples, Italy, two sons, two daughters, and two fathers find themselves mixed up in the crafty Scapino’s plot to solve romantic problems faced by two of his friends. A fast-talking, quick-thinking scamp, Scapino cleverly manipulates and cajoles everyone into doing what he intends them to do.     

      The Dean College production of Scapino! 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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      Dean College Ranks Among the Top Best Regional Colleges

      09/10/2018

      Dean College ranks 23rd in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report for Best Regional Colleges, North category.

      Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, has been ranked 23nd in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report for the Best Regional Colleges, North category. Additionally, Dean placed 12th in this category for Best Value Schools.  

      This is the eighth consecutive year that Dean College has received the Best College honor and 3rd consecutive year for Best Value.

      “We are thrilled to be recognized by U.S. News and our peer institutions once again this year,” said Dr. Paula M. Rooney, Dean College President. “It signals the overall strength of Dean’s academic experience and the emphasis we place on student success.”

      U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, publisher of news and information. The U.S. News ranking system for the Best Regional Colleges rests on two pillars. The formula uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and it is based on research of what matters in education, including: graduation rate performance, academic reputation, and financial selectivity among others. 

      This year’s ranking is a testament to The Dean Difference – the hands-on and engaging faculty & staff, strong academic support, valuable internships, and real-life workforce preparation that Dean College provides. 

      For more information on U.S. News & World Report, visit www.usnews.com/education. For more information on Dean College, visit www.dean.edu.

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      Dean College 22nd Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament

      09/03/2018

      22nd Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament

      The 22nd Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament was held on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the beautiful Franklin Country Club just miles from campus. 

      Congratulations to this year's winning foursome: David Cranford, Rick MacDonald, Todd MacDonald and PJ MacDonald. 

      Throughout the past 21 years, the Dean College President’s Cup Golf Tournament has had a profound and positive effect on the education of Dean College students. Support from our players and sponsors has helped us raise more than $1,500,000 for the Dean College Scholarship Fund. By sponsoring or playing in this event, you could help deserving students attend Dean College.

      Visit dean.edu/golftournament to learn more and to register!


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      Dean College Welcome Back BBQ, September 4, 2018

      09/03/2018

      Join us for the All-College Welcome BBQ on September 4th!

      Dean College faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the All-College Welcome BBQ on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Picnic Grove.

      Welcome back Bulldogs! We look forward to seeing you there!

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      Dean College Check-In and Move-In Information, September 2018

      08/14/2018

      Welcome new and returning students!

      On Monday, September 3rd, 2018 new students will arrive on campus and on Tuesday, September 4th, returning students will follow. Times and locations for check-in vary depending on a variety of factors, so be sure to check out the Dean College Move-In Day web page for all information.

      If you are moving in to a residence hall for the first time, you will also find some tips on what to bring and what not to bring to college. Visit the move-in day web page for more information.

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