Here’s 10 potentially fun, funny, and interesting things you did not know about Dean and the community around us, Franklin, Massachusetts!
1. Dean College has a swimming pool. Wait, we do? Yup. And students can use it! Swimming is GREAT exercise!
3. Minutes up the road from Dean at the Town Common, there is an awesome farmers market when the weather gets warmer! Awesome locally grown produce, lots of desserts, etc. Students should definitely check it out.
4. This one MAY be obvious, but we’re willing to bet some people didn’t even put two and two together…Franklin, MA was named after…Benjamin Franklin! Whaaaaaat!? It is also home to America’s first public library, and Benjamin Franklin’s statue is right out front.
5. Franklin actually has a town song. And it’s actually pretty good! Listen to it.
6. Not EVERY video Dean produces has Rachel Ladd in it.
…but most of them do.
7. The “Pieri gym” on campus is named after Lou Pieri, who was the owner of the Providence Reds/Rhode Island Reds (a hockey team that played in the Canadian-American Hockey League between 1926 and 1936 and the American Hockey League from 1936 to 1977) and he was also part owner of the Boston Celtics.
8. Our award winning theatre productions are reallllly student driven – and not just the acting, singing and dancing. Students design & actually build the amazing sets, and are an integral role in tech and the production crew. The entire production of a show consist of students in the School of The Arts, School of Dance and School of Business.
9. Dean College has a unique relationship with The Kraft Group/Patriot Place in nearby Foxboro, MA. For example, Dean welcomed Bob Kraft to campus to speak at the Executive Lecture Series as part of the Dean Leadership Institute in 2012. (Cheap plug, 2013 will be Bert Jacobs from The Life is good Company — don’t miss it, RSVP NOW, it is FREE!). Dean also has a unique Sports Management degree, which could be VERY useful if you’re looking for a job working for the Patriots of the Revolution!
10. The number 90. 90% of students live on campus. 90% of students receive some form of merit aid. 90% of students read this blog. (OK, maybe not…but how awesome was this article? Share it on Facebook!)
So…how many of those 10 things did you already know?