Did You Know...June '15 Edition

Posted by Sandy Lashin-Curewitz | June 16, 2015

Wondering if Becker College could be the right school for you or your student? We make the search simple by dishing out a list of facts each month that cover everything from admissions news to student life. (And for those of you who know Becker is the place for you, we've got a few pieces of information that you might like to know, too!)

Did You Know June '15
  • Last month, Becker president, Dr. Robert E. Johnson, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Professor Muhammad Yunus to set up the nation's first Yunus Social Business Centre, at Becker College. The Centre will give students the opportunity to apply their skills to socially conscious business projects around the world.
  • Play ball! The first perfect game in major league baseball was pitched on (what is now) the Weller Academic Center's quad in 1880.
  • A group of Becker students started their summers with a service learning trip to Haiti, where they interacted with children, visited non-profit organizations, and built a house for a local family. (Stay tuned for a post all about our service learning trips.)
  • Becker welcomes David Jordan as the first Professor of Practice in Social Innovation. President Johnson said, "The depth of Dr. Jordan's knowledge in social entrepreneurship and innovation...will serve to provide our students with a deeper understanding of what it means to be citizens of the world, capable of transforming lives and communities."
  • John Hancock, whose signature is also on the Declaration of Independence, signed Becker College's founding charter in 1784.
  • If you've already committed to Becker for Fall 2015, register for one of our New Student Orientation Days, where you'll learn more about financial aid and academic resources, meet other students, and spend the night in one of our residence halls.
  • The Becker College President's Blog was a finalist in the Best Blog category at PRNews' 2015 Social Media Icon awards. Have you read it?

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