Rosalyn Johnson, Class of 2009, not only has a busy schedule with academic and professional obligations, she has also been committed to strengthening alumni relations with the College. Rosalyn believes it is important that alumni continue to act as faces and voices for Beacon, shattering misconceptions and showing the community that students with learning disabilities can excel academically and professionally. This commitment has been noticed even by other alums, as is evidenced by the fact that Rosalyn was nominated by a fellow alum to become a member of the first Alumni Council. Elected Secretary, Rosalyn will have a major role in establishing the Council and laying the foundation for alumni relations for years to come.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Rosalyn enrolled at Beacon as a freshman and chose Human Services as her major because of a desire to embark on a career in counseling. The idea of working with children and families appealed to her, and that is the area she has since specialized in, having worked at LifeStream in Leesburg as the Children’s Clinical On-Site Therapist since 2011.
As a student at Beacon, Rosalyn was involved with Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, president of the campus sorority, a member of Psi Tau Omega, and a participant in the African American Cultural Club, which sponsored a popular annual gala at Venetian Gardens as well as Black History Month activities. She has fond memories of visiting Orlando frequently as a student, going to the clubs and theme parks with friends and participating in the College trips. She calls Beacon a “special place” with a good community feel.