Dean College recognizes how hard their students work. And that’s why their social media team decided to send two Dean students and a guest into Boston to see a couple of events last weekend. Olivia Rodrigues (Freshman, Dance major) and her guest went to the Citi Wang Theatre to see So You Think You Can Dance Live in Boston. Liz Feenan (Freshman, Environmental Sciences major) went in to see the Boston Celtics play! The tickets were won on an online social media ticket contest. Both Olivia and Liz and their guests had great times and even gave us these pictures to post! Dean will be giving lots more away to their students on Social Media Week at Dean, December 3-7, 2012! Make sure you’re a fan on facebook (facebook.com/deandifference) or a follower on twitter (twitter.com/deancollege) to get social and win some prizes!
From the Sunday, November 11, 2012 edition of the Boston Herald:
Kraft gesture was ‘life-altering’ gift
By: Karen Guregian
Sometimes, the best stories are the ones that occur without a script. They come about naturally. And quite often, they don’t get much attention.
This one deserves it.
In March, Patriots owner Robert Kraft gave a speech at Dean College in Franklin. He lectured the students about the business side of sports, spoke about leadership, and also discussed the importance of education and getting a college degree. From there, Kraft’s visit evolved into much more.
Following the speech, Kraft was headed out of the lecture hall when he was introduced to a student, Francis Sheehan of Norwood.
Sheehan, a theater arts major, was going through a difficult time because he had just lost his mother Katherine to esophageal cancer only a few weeks before. Sheehan knew Kraft was also dealing with the loss of his beloved wife Myra, who had died eight months earlier.
After the initial greetings, the two were left alone to chat. Kraft warmly embraced the young man after hearing his story.
Sheehan felt at ease with the Patriots CEO. The 23-year-old senior wanted to know when it would get easier, dealing with the loss of a loved one.
“I wanted to tell him, ‘I’m sorry,’ and I wanted to know if it got better, and if that hurt got better, with it being so fresh,” Sheehan told the Herald last week. “(Kraft) was very compassionate. He told me some words of wisdom, to keep passing good things forward. To always work forward for the betterment of others.”
After that warm exchange, Kraft departed, but not before taking Dean College president Paula Rooney aside and expressing his desire to provide Sheehan with a graduation gift.