Register for Dr. Paula M. Rooney's Celebration and make a donation in honor of her legacy.

Register for Dr. Rooney's Celebration

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Dean College | Campus Center
109 W. Central Street, Franklin, MA

REGISTER: Click here to register for this event.

Make a gift

THANK YOU for considering a donation in honor of President Rooney’s 27 years of unprecedented achievements and to celebrate her accomplishments while securing a dynamic future for Dean. Dr. Rooney has established a standard of excellence in serving students, known as The Dean Difference. Please note that the funds below that carry her name will support her focus on the complete student experience.

Fund options

Rooney Student Leadership Development Fund
This new fund, created to honor Dr. Rooney’s legacy, promotes and defines student leadership opportunities. Gifts to this fund will allow the College to host on-campus student conferences and workshop opportunities and provide students with opportunities to participate in state, regional and national off campus conferences. These opportunities will engage students and enable them to develop critical leadership, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.

Rooney Student Life Fund
As a student-centered President, improving student life is of key importance to Dr. Rooney. With the creation of this new fund, we know there are many areas of student life where funds would make a profound difference: additional outdoor courts for student recreation, lights on Grant Field so students can enjoy outdoor recreation in the evening, campus amenities such as an outdoor movie projector, fire pit areas, and gaming areas in the residence halls. These initiatives and more will impact the life of the entire student body and give Dean a competitive advantage.

Dr. Paula M. Rooney Endowed Scholarship Fund
Dean has always served deserving students regardless of their wealth or status, therefore financial aid and scholarships play a key role in making it possible for a diverse student body to attend. This scholarship recognizes the intangible spirit that Dr. Rooney has instilled at Dean and her deep and abiding concern for every student. The Rooney Scholars are student leaders who could benefit from additional financial support beyond family contributions to help realize the potential for a better future earned through a Dean College education.

Rooney Shaw Center for Innovation in Teaching (RSCIT)
Dean College supports its faculty, staff, and students through a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. Teaching is more than transmitting subject matter and delivering curriculum—it engages and facilitates learning and growth, and at its best, it inspires students to continue to learn beyond the classroom. The RSCIT was created in 2016 to promote pedagogical excellence and additional funding will provide faculty and staff with training and resources to explore pedagogies for transformative teaching.

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