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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 Receives Davis Educational Foundation Grant

      01/02/2019

      Dean College has been awarded $180,150 from the Davis Educational Foundation.

      The grant will support the proposal titled The Bulldog Experience: Curriculum and Career Integration, which will create a robust, connective four-year framework that integrates career preparation with the curriculum and co-curriculum.

      This project recognizes the need for formalized career preparation to support every student’s career exploration and achievement of career-building accomplishments before graduation. 

      “Dean College is thrilled to receive funding from the Davis Educational Foundation,” says Project Co-Director Wendy Adler, Associate Vice President, Student Success and Career Planning. “We are committed to providing our students with a quality education that will last beyond their time here,” adds Melissa Read, Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs and Project Co-Director.

      For more information about the Davis Educational Foundation, visit www.davisfoundations.org

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      General Donald Bolduc '86 to Speak at Dean College Executive Lecture Series, March 20, 2019

      01/02/2019

      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 Move-In Information, January 2019

      01/02/2019

      Move-in is an exciting time! Dean College check-in and move-In information for Spring 2019 is as follows:

      New Student Check-In

      Monday, January 21st 9am-9:30am

      Check-In for ALL New Students, both commuter and resident, is schedule from 9am to 9:30am in the Campus Center. Students will need to be cleared prior to moving into their assigned residence halls or participating in New Student Orientation. The orientation program starts at 11:15am in the Campus Center for both students and families.

      Returning Resident Student Check-In

      Monday, January 21st, 9am-5pm

      Returning Resident students who have NOT been cleared for Direct Check-In must go to the Campus Center to Check-In. Once the student is cleared for check in, they may proceed to the Campus Safety/Residence Life table in the Campus Center Atrium to have their student ID activated. Students not cleared for direct check in with not have ID access to their buildings until they have completed any clearance holds.

      Returning Resident students who have been CLEARED for Direct Check-In may proceed directly to their residence hall.

      Any student arriving to Check-In after 5pm on Monday, January 21st must be CLEARED to check in and attend classes on Tuesday, January 22nd. Students who are not cleared must check in with the Center for Financial Planning and Services in Dean Hall prior to attending classes on Tuesday, January 22nd.

      All students must swipe their ID card prior to entering their residence hall building. This allows us to verify the student is on campus.

      Returning Commuter Student Check-In

      Monday, January 15th 9am-5pm

      Returning Commuter students who have NOT been cleared for Direct Check-In must go to the Campus Center to Check-In on Monday, January 21st between 9am-5pm or in Dean Hall with the Center for Financial Planning and Services prior to attending classes on Tuesday, January 22nd. 

      Returning Commuter students who have been CLEARED for Direct Check-In may go directly to their first class on Tuesday, January 22nd.

      Click here for Spring 2019 Move-In information. 

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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed, December 24-25, 2018

      12/18/2018

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, December 31, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019. 

      Administrative offices will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. 
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      Dean College Entry Level EMT Course Information Session, December 12, 2018

      12/11/2018

      Dean College to offer Entry Level EMT Course beginning January 14, 2019. Join us on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 for a FREE information session.

      Dean College, in partnership with Emergency Medical Teaching Services, Inc., is proud to offer its first EMT Basic Training Course. Classes start January 14, 2019.

      Don’t Miss Our Free Information Session on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Dean College Campus Center, Campanella Board Room. No registration required. 

      If you are unable to join us, visit dean.edu/scs or email cvandale@dean.edu to learn more about the program.


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