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      Dean College Welcomes Former NFL Standout Sammy Morris To Coaching Staff

      06/26/2018

      Dean College Welcomes Former NFL Standout Sammy Morris To Coaching Staff

      Franklin, Mass. – Sammy Morris, a 12-year National Football League (NFL) veteran who played for four different organizations, including four seasons with the New England Patriots, has been named the running backs coach at Dean College it was announced on Tuesday afternoon.

      A member of the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), Dean competes at the NCAA Division III level and in recent years has transitioned from a junior college to a four-year institution in the process of gaining NCAA membership.

      Morris, who has been an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Patriots since the 2016 season and an assistant coach at Attleboro (Mass.) High since 2013, will take over a ground game at Dean that ran for more than 150 yards per game and nine touchdowns a season ago.

      "We are extremely excited to announce the hiring of Sammy Morris to coach the running backs and special teams at Dean College," said head coach Steve Tirrell. "His knowledge and experience will make an immediate impact on our coaching staff and student athletes."

      Morris had a decorated NFL career, rushing for more than 3,000 yards and 26 touchdowns while playing for the aforementioned Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys.

      A fifth-round pick out of Texas Tech by the Bills in the 2000 NFL Draft, Morris played four seasons in Buffalo before signing with Miami in 2004. After spending three seasons with the Dolphins -  including the 2004 season when he was Miami's leading rusher - Morris signed with Patriots in time for the historic 2007 campaign, in which New England was undefeated until a Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants.

      During New England's undefeated 16-0 regular season, Morris had back-to-back 100-yard rushing performances against Cincinnati (21 carries, 117 yards, TD) and Cleveland (21 carries, 102 yards). His season was derailed one week later, however, when he suffered a season-ending injury against the Cowboys.

      The 2008 campaign proved to be the best season of Morris' career, rushing for a career-best 757 yards and seven touchdowns on 4.7 yards per carry. He had a monster performance against the Broncos in October, running for a career-high 138 yards on just 16 carries in a 41-7 New England victory.

      Morris spent two more seasons in New England before being released right before the start of the 2011 season. He was scooped up by the Cowboys late in the season and ran for 98 yards in three games.  

      He played two seasons of college football at Texas Tech and was an integral part (33 carries, 170 yards) of the Red Raiders upset of No. 5 Texas A&M back in 1999.

      A 2000 graduate of Texas Tech with a degree in communication studies, Morris graduated from the Harvard Business School's NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program in 2009.

      Dean football student-athletes are slated to return for preseason practice beginning on August 10. Their first game is a little more than three weeks later when they travel to Curry College on Saturday, September 1.

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      Dean College Presents: Dance Company, April 25-28, 2019

      04/16/2019

      The Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College will perform Dance Company, beginning Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28, 2019.

      Award-winning faculty and guest choreographers showcase the impressive talent of our dance majors through new and restaged dance works ranging in style from hip hop to jazz dance, tap, modern dance and ballet. 

      The Dean College production of Dance Company will take place in the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin at 8:00 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 Administrative Offices Closed, April 15, 2019

      04/08/2019

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed to honor Patriots Day on Monday, April 15, 2019.

      Administrative offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

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      Dean College to Host Accepted Students Day, April 13, 2019

      03/26/2019

      Students admitted for the fall of 2019 are highly encouraged to attend Accepted Students Day, a special program designed to offer you all the information you need to decide if Dean is right for you.

      The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m.

      The day includes: 

      Academic Sessions

      Student and Family Forums

      Information Sessions (Academic Support Services, Honors Program, etc.)

      Opportunities to Interact with Current Students

      Campus and Residence Hall Tours

      Private Financial Aid Appointments

      Luncheon

      To learn more and register, click here

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      Dean College Presents: Senior Showcase, April 12 & 13, 2019

      03/26/2019

      The Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College will perform Senior Showcase on Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13, 2019.  

      Creating a performance from the ground up, our talented senior dance students share their choreography, performance and production expertise in this collaborative showcase.

      The Senior Showcase will take place in the Main Stage within the Campus Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin at 8:00 p.m. on both nights. Tickets range from $5-$10. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice

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      Dean College Presents: Catch Me If You Can, April 3-7, 2019

      03/26/2019

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Catch Me If You Can, beginning Wednesday, April 3rd through Sunday, April 7, 2019.

      Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can is the tale of Frank Abignale, Jr, an irreverent and precocious teenager who runs away from home. Relying on his charm, imagination and millions in forged checks, he poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer, while enjoying the fast lane and winning the girl of his dreams. J. Edgar Hoover’s F.B.I. soon becomes involved and it is agent Carl Hanratty’s driving mission to track young Frank down and to make him pay for his crimes. Catch Me If You Can is a big and bright spectacle with high-energy dance numbers and a riveting story.

      The Dean College production of Catch Me If You Can will take place in the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – 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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