Dean College enjoyed another successful Homecoming: For Alumni and Families on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
The beautiful fall day began with tours of campus, including a historic tour led by Professor of History, Dr. Rob Lawson, who led students, families and alumni through campus, pointing out the cherished history that the campus holds.
Students and families were able to learn more about Dean Career Advantage (DCA), a program designed to help students develop a career mindset.
The early morning hours also included a bit of friendly competition. Grant Field was the site for the Dean Alumni lacrosse game, where both former and current players competed for bragging rights.
Fans gathered at the Longley Athletic Complex to join the Bulldog Fan Zone, where students, families and alumni enjoyed a gameday cookout and cheered on the Dean College football team as well as the men and women’s soccer teams.
The football team played a tough game, competing against Kean University who came out on top with a final score of 47-13. Julian Burris was named MVP of the football game, a tradition named after alum Butchie Williams ‘75. The soccer teams both faced defeat against Lesley University, with the women’s final score 6-1 and the men’s final score 2-1.
After the athletic games, visitors enjoyed tours of the newly renovated Digital Studios and WGAO (88.3 FM) Radio Station, followed by festivities at the Fall Festival on Awpie Way. Ceramic pumpkins were painted, fall desserts were enjoyed and free stuffed animal bulldogs were loved by all.
The day’s festivities came to a close with the Dean Showcase, which included an assortment of performances by our talented students. Alumni also celebrated with a nightcap at Alumni Night at Teddy Gallagher’s Pub.
Thank you, Bulldogs, for yet another successful homecoming weekend! We can’t wait to see you next year!