Dean Becomes the Newest Member of the NECC

Dean Becomes the Newest Member of the NECC

Franklin, MA – Dr. Joseph L. Chillo, Newbury College President and Chair of the New England Collegiate Conference Presidents Council announced today that Dean College will become the newest member of the NECC for the 2017-18 academic year.

"We are delighted to welcome Dean College and their student-athletes to the NECC. This is an exciting time for the conference as we add another quality institution committed to the philosophy and values of the NCAA and the NECC.  We're confident that Dean College will continue its success and provide a high quality experience for all student-athletes competing in the NECC."

“Dean College is proud to become a member of NECC,” said Dr. Paula Rooney, President of Dean College. “We look forward to welcoming NECC members to our athletic facilities this fall.”

Dean College competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) before receiving provisional membership status into NCAA Division III on July 1, 2017. The College will now compete in the NECC for all sports except for football, which will be housed under the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC).

“Competing within the NECC is a great opportunity for Dean College,” said Todd Vasey, Director of Athletics at Dean College. “We feel strongly that our philosophies and ideals regarding student-athlete success, intercollegiate athletics and community involvement match up perfectly with the NECC.”

Dean College’s intercollegiate teams include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer and volleyball and women’s basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball. Dean will add field hockey in 2018.

"We are proud to welcome Dean College as a member of the NECC, said Del Malloy, NECC Commissioner. They are fully committed to offering a quality athletic experience for their student-athletes and have a long and distinguished history of doing things the right way in all aspects of the student-athlete experience.”

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Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community for more than 150 years, Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference.

Courtesy of Dean Athletics Communications.