|Motto||Forti et Fideli Nihil Difficile|
|New England Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Endowment||Over 70 million|
|Chancellor||Edward M. Augustus, Jr.|
|Campus||Suburban, 100 acres (40 ha)|
|NCAA Division III — New England Collegiate Conference|
Dean College Historic District
|Coordinates||42°5′7″N 71°23′56″W / 42.08528°N 71.39889°WCoordinates: 42°5′7″N 71°23′56″W / 42.08528°N 71.39889°W|
|Architectural style||Classical Revival, Stick/Eastlake, Queen Anne|
|NRHP reference No.||75000285 |
|Added to NRHP||April 23, 1975|
Dean College is a private college in Franklin, Massachusetts. It offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and continuing and professional education and certificates.
Dean College was founded by Dr. Oliver Dean as a co-educational academy in 1865. Dr. Dean was an enthusiastic benefactor of the academy and donated approximately nine acres of land for the site of the school and donated $125,000 towards its construction. After the groundbreaking ceremony held earlier in the year, the first class at Dean Academy began on October 1, 1866, with 44 students attending. The students held class at the local Universalist Church.
Dean Hall, the main building of Dean Academy, was not finished until 1868. During the summer of 1872, Dean Hall was completely destroyed by fire, but reconstruction efforts began immediately. On June 7, 1874, the newly rebuilt Dean Hall was rededicated.
The school's mascot is a bulldog named Boomer.
Notable alumni include Richard Belzer (John Munch on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) who was kicked out of Dean College when it was known as Dean Junior College. The founders of CVS Pharmacy, Sid Goldstein and Stanley Goldstein, and the founder of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Austin Barclay Fletcher, also attended Dean. Major League Baseball players Eddie Grant and Gabby Hartnett, sportscaster Greg Dickerson, professional football player Zachary Dixon, best-selling author Emilie Baker Loring, and Academy Award-winning actor Broderick Crawford are also notable alumni.
The 100-acre (0.40 km2) campus includes Dean Hall, the college's oldest structure which houses classrooms, radio station Power 88 WGAO, offices, athletics offices, basketball/volleyball gymnasium, the Center for Student Administrative Services (CSAS), Campus Safety, video production studios/classrooms, the president's office and board room, and two floors of student residences.
In 2011, Dean College unveiled a new campus center.
Dean has completed over $60 million in campus improvements over the past 10 years[when?], including Dorothy and Glendon Horne '31 Hall, Green Family Library Learning Commons, Morton Family Learning Center, athletic field updates (press box, scoreboards, dugouts), Grant Field renovation, and the Rooney Shaw Center for Innovation in Teaching.
There are 13 different residence halls on campus, including furnished condominiums in downtown Franklin, suite-style living, all-female residence halls, all-male residence halls and co-ed residence halls.
Dean College offers bachelor's degree and associate degree programs within four schools: School of the Arts, Dean R. Sanders '47 School of Business, Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance, and School of Liberal Arts. Dean also offers part-time continuing studies options to serve students who wish to pursue their education on a part-time basis. Part-time students may also enroll in certificate programs.
Dean College offers 16 athletic teams. The teams are known as the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs participate in Division III of the NCAA in the following sports:
- Men's Basketball
- Women's Basketball
- Men's Cross Country
- Women's Cross Country
- Women's Field Hockey
- Men's Golf
- Women's Golf
- Men's Lacrosse
- Women's Lacrosse
- Men's Soccer
- Women's Soccer
- Men's Volleyball
- Women's Volleyball
Upon transition into the NCAA they accepted membership for all sports into the Great Northeast Athletic Conference except for football which accepted membership into the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference.
Dean College also offers intramural sports.
- Richard Belzer, is an actor, stand-up comedian, and author.
- Broderick Crawford, was an Academy Award-winning actor.
- Jack Cronin, was an NFL football player for the Providence Steamrollers.
- Greg Dickerson, is a Boston sportscaster.
- Zachary Dixon, is a former running back in the National Football League.
- Sage Francis, is an American hip hop recording artist and spoken word poet
- Austin Barclay Fletcher, founder of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
- Eddie Grant, was a Harvard educated lawyer, MLB player from 1905 to 1915, who served as a captain in the 77th Infantry Division during World War I. Grant was killed leading the search for the so-called Lost Battalion in the final weeks of war. Grant is memorialized with the Edward L. Grant Highway in Bronx, New York, and by Grant Field at Dean College.
- Sid Goldstein and Stanley Goldstein, founders of CVS Pharmacy
- William D. Green, is an American business executive who is the former executive chairman of the global management consulting firm Accenture.
- Walt Handelsman, is a editorial cartoonist
- Gabby Hartnett, was an MLB player and manager. Inducted into both the Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame and the Baseball Hall of fame.
- Doc Hazelton, a member of the Dean Academy class of 1897, was a major league baseball player and college coach
- Eric Holtz is the Head Coach of the Israel National Baseball Team.
- James Gordon Irving, was a natural-history illustrator.
- Emilie Baker Loring, was a best-selling romance novelist.
- Kodo Nishimura, is a Japanese Buddhist monk, and makeup artist. He is active in both Japan and the United States. A member, and an advocate for the LGBTQ community.
- Baran Süzer, is a Turkish businessman who is the vice chairman of the parent company that owns the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain in Turkey.
- Thomas Paolino, is a member of the Rhode Island State Senate.
- Lucky Whitehead, is an NFL and CFL wide receiver, and Grey Cup champion (2019).
- Francis H. Woodward, is a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
- Maury Youmans, is a former defensive end in the NFL for the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys during the 1960s.
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