Alumni

Hello my friends and fellow alumni,Chelsea Eubank

Welcome to the Beacon College Alumni page!  My name is Chelsea Eubank. I graduated from Beacon College in May 2010 and am delighted to be your Director of Alumni Relations. In my role I serve as a link between the Beacon College Alumni and the College, to coordinate alumni events, encourage communication among alumni, and propose programs that support the educational/career objectives of Beacon College graduates.

This is an exciting time for all of us. Beacon College is indeed on the move. We have the largest enrollment in the history of the College, we are expanding our facilities footprint, initiating new academic programs, and reaching out to an international audience.

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Alumni News

Beacon Alum Rosalyn Johnson Discusses Success in Graduate School

Dr. Rosalyn Johnson, Ed.D., LMHC, CCTP, NCC speaks about How to Prepare for Success in Graduate School at the 2nd annual Beacon College Alumni Association Reunion, on April 9th, 2016. Watch her presentation below.

Homecoming: Alumni Reunion Recap

Beacon Alumni Reunion 2017

Like an eager mother at Thanksgiving, Beacon College welcomed back to the academic nest many familiar faces during the Third Annual Alumni Reunion weekend. The festivities kicked off March 31 at Via Port Florida where alumni bowled, tested their arcade skills and played catch-up with old classmates. On campus Saturday, campus officials, led by Chelsea Eubank Smith (Class of 2010), director of alumni and parent relations, greeted alumni with goodie bags filled with alumni swag and treated them to breakfast.

Vice Adm. David Brewer III to Speak at Beacon College Alumni Reunion

Retired Vice Admiral and former Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent David L. Brewer III will share wisdom on navigating life’s straits during Beacon College’s annual Alumni Reunion weekend April 1. Beacon College is the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees to students who learn differently.

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Alumni Updates

Talia Kohan and Scott Diamond

Talia Kohan and Scott Diamond-Class of 2009

A classic ad pitch assured consumers that “Diamonds are forever.” So sold was she on that pitch that Beacon alumna Talia Kohan (Class of ’09, Human Services) not only put one on her finger, but took the indestructible gem as her last name marrying last month fellow Beacon alum Scott Diamond (Class of ’11, Computer […]

Selena “Lewis” Bevard – Class of 2014

Alumni Selena Lewis Bevard

Beacon alumna Selena “Lewis” Bevard (Class of ’14, A.A. Human Services), became a June bride last month when she tied the knot with Andy Bevard. While a memorable day, of course, for many reasons, Selena says, “Our favorite part of the wedding was when “From the Ground Up” by FGL started to play. Only the […]

Alexander Sweet (2014)

After graduating Beacon back in May 2014, I was in a program called AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA corps, a national service program, for 10 months that helped me grow as a person even more and changed my life direction in a good way. I now spend most of my time trying to pursue jobs and a career working with sea life and ocean conservation by helping at different organizations, aquariums, and non profit organizations with marine animals and water quality and environmental tasks.

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Alumni Spotlight

Jacob Pinckney: The diagnosis doesn’t change the prognosis for success

Jacob Pinckney

It wasn’t long after Jacob Pinckney began sneaking into his mom’s office to borrow her nursing books and soak up knowledge that he began nursing dreams of donning a long white coat.

Becoming a doctor — a parent’s dream job for a child.

However, for Jacob, his self-proclaimed prognosis abruptly flat-lined before it ever really breathed life.

Early on, his parents noticed Jacob flouted developmental milestones. He struggled to read beginner books. When it came to writing, his brain seemed to operate faster than his fingers could keep up.

Teachers segregated him during tests because they reckoned Jacob would die of embarrassment during tests. Though well intentioned, he was slowly dying from isolation.

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