Peer Mentors Grateful for Community Support

             Over the course of two days, both of which offered beautiful Florida sunshine, the Peer Mentors raised over $700 selling used library books and home-baked goods. Some of the baked goods included Gretchen’s famous cheesecake brownies, Mrs. Paul’s decadent red velvet cupcakes, and Mrs. Brewer’s awesome oatmeal cookies. Rare and hard-to-find books […]

Overview of Popular Assistive Technologies for Students with Learning Disabilities

Ms. Caroline Le, Coordinator of the Writing Center, provides an overview of the assistive technology available to students with learning disabilities. Kurzweil 3000 Kurzweil is a text-to-speech program, meaning students can listen to text being read to them on the computer. The Writing Center requests and converts textbook files from publishers to make all textbooks […]

February Sunshine & Sweet Tea Day

Admissions Office Perspective:           On February 2, 2013, the Admissions Office hosted an Open House event, aptly named Sunshine & Sweet Tea Day. The weather cooperated, and there was a great turnout!        The event included an overview/advising session with several representatives from campus (Financial Aid, Academic Affairs, Center for Student Success, Student Services, […]

Students Introduced to Spoken Poetry

         On Saturday, February 23rd, spoken poet Khary Jackson performed for a small group of Beacon College students, staff, and friends. The intimate setting afforded Mr. Jackson an opportunity to explain the dynamics of spoken poetry and to encourage students to work on their own forms of creative expression.      Before beginning the set, Mr. Jackson […]

Modernizing the Library

What’s happening in the library? Many of you have likely walked through or past the library and witnessed the huge piles of books stacked in the windows and on book carts. Our plans are to shift the majority of the weeded book collection toward the back of the library, creating a bright and open space […]

Former NFL Player Lonnie Johnson Provides Valuable Advice to Students

In honor of Black History Month, Student Services and SGA invited two guest speakers to campus.  On February 19, 2013, the second, Lonnie Johnson, former tight end for the Buffalo Bills, regaled the audience with his refreshingly honest tales of his upbringing and his history with various sports.       Mr. Johnson told the crowd of […]

Life Coaching at Beacon College- A Student’s Perspective

     Many students wonder what life coaching is and question why they would want to add ANOTHER responsibility onto busy college life. Let me tell you about my own personal experience, and you can make the decision for yourself.        Let me start off by defining what a Life Coach is. A Life Coach […]

SGA Celebrates Valentine’s Day

SGA joined with Art Club to create cards for Valentine’s Day. On the 13th, members of SGA were available in the Chopping Block the entire day, taking orders for flowers and other themed goodies to be distributed on Valentine’s Day. At $3 a piece, this was a good deal, and the students took full advantage […]

Valentine’s Day Statistics

For a fun assignment in Computer Applications class, Dr. Fleming had his students create graphs using statistics on Valentine’s Day. Here are a few examples of the results (from students Phillip Tagariello, Nicolas Patino, and Brett Daly):