With 2014 marking 25 years of Beacon College educating students with ADHD and learning disabilities, the Beacon College Library is proud to be the home of the Resnick Founders’ Room as an exhibition of the College’s history. The room, which occupies a former storage area in the rear of the library, houses a collection of newspaper articles, government documents, and other artifacts of the past 25 years. Anchoring the display is a timeline which wraps around the walls of the room and shows key moments in Beacon’s history from its founding in 1989 to 2003, when the College attained regional accreditation to the present day.
The inspiration for the Founders’ Room came last year, when Director of Library Services Tiffany Reitz discovered binders full of newspaper clippings, yearbooks, literary magazines, and other documents chronicling the College’s past, all of which had been relegated to the anonymity of storage. Wanting to preserve these documents as a resource for future generations of students, faculty, families, and friends, Ms. Reitz proposed that these pieces of Beacon history be collected and displayed on a permanent basis. Tiffany’s vision was enabled through the generosity of the Resnick family, whose sponsorship enabled the room to be completed in time for the 25th Anniversary Celebration on February 21st.
The Resnick Founders’ Room is open to visitors Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am – 7:00 pm, Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00 pm, and Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
~ Ariel Ben-Chitrit