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13Beckerstudentsarealsobeingpreparedtocontributetotheircommunitiesinmeaningulwaysperormingnearly80000hoursocommunityserviceannually.Inoneyearstudentsparticipatedin44079hoursopracticumpre-practicumexternshiporinternshipexperiences.Lastyearandormorethanaweekthestudent-ledONEChapterrankedfrstamongmorethan110collegesanduniversitiesacrossthenationsomemorethan10timesthesizeoBeckerintheONECampusChallengeanintercollegiatecompetitionthatmobilizesstudentsinthefghtagainstextremepovertyandpreventablediseases.Inadditionthreeanimalstudiesstudentsspentmorethan100hoursassistingtheMassachusettsVeterinaryMedicalAssociationCharitiesMazunteTurtleProjectinOaxacaMexico.AndtheMission2GostudentorganizationdedicatedtovolunteeringallovertheworldtoimprovethelivesoothershastwicesentdelegationstoHaititoassistinconstructionothe19000-square-ootBeLikeBritOrphanage.Beckerhasattractedincreasingnumbersostudentswithenhancedacademicqualifcationsoverthepastthreeyears.Enrollmentgrewrom1772studentsinall2010toaprojected1860thisall.Applicationsoradmissionroserom2581inall2010toaprojected4630inall2013.Inthepastthreeyearsthenumberostudentsromoutostateshotuprom39percentothetotaltonearlyhal.Androm2010to2013theaverageGPAoincomingreshmenimprovedrom2.64to3.02andtheaverageSATmathandreadingtrendsroserom900to1006.ACollegecorevaluestatesWebelievethatourdiversityasacommunityisastrengththatshouldbecelebrated.Menandwomenocolormakeup26percentoBeckersstudentpopulation.Beckersdiversityinitsbroadsenseracialethnicculturalsocio-economicgeographicideologicalanditsinterconnectedclose-knitcommunityprovideertilegroundorthepersonalconnectionsthatadvanceunderstandingandbuildglobalperspectives.TrusteesoLeicesterAcademypurchasetheWinslowestatetobuildacollegeandpetitionthestatelegislaturetoopenajuniorcollegeonthegrounds.LeicesterAcademySchooloBusinessAdministrationatwo-yearspecializedcollegeormenopens.LeicesterAcademySchooloBusinessAdministrationreceivesapprovalbytheMass.LegislaturetorenametheschoolLeicesterJuniorCollege.BeckerCollegemovesromdowntownWorcestertotheWashburnEstate44ElmStreetrenamingtheormermansionConverseHallorTrusteeMyronF.ConverseClasso1894.SenatorJohnF.KennedyandhiswievisittheBeckerJuniorCollegecampustoaddressanassemblyoacultyandstudentsduringatouroCentralMassachusetts.1939194119421958