Beacon Blog

Effective Legislators Make it a Practice to Visit Their Constituencies

January 12, 2015

Representative Larry Metz accepted the College’s invitation to see firsthand the importance of Beacon College and its singular mission. After visiting briefly with Dr. Hagerty, Representative Metz had the opportunity to meet with a group of Student Ambassadors, all of whom are residents of Florida. Representative Metz shared his perspective on public services and its […]

Fall 2014 Semester Writing Contest Winners

January 9, 2015

Each semester, students are invited to submit written pieces for a contest in the Writing Center. Winners of the fall 2014 contest received Amazon gift cards, and their work may be read here. Jacob Pinkston, Director of the Writing Center, says, “We received many great entries in both poetry and fiction this semester. It is […]

Spring 2015 Orientation Sets Beacon Students on the Path to Success

January 7, 2015

Orientation for Beacon students beginning their college experience with the spring semester began on Monday, January 5th. After a quick check in process, students began moving into, and getting comfortable in, their new college homes. A welcome dinner on Monday evening and a tour and informational sessions held on Tuesday helped acclimate students to their […]

Fall Internships Prove Productive for Beacon College Students

December 29, 2014

Students at Beacon College have the opportunity to explore different career options. The College offers a wide variety of majors: Human Services, Business, Computer Information Systems, Web & Digital Media, Studio Arts, Psychology, and Interdisciplinary Studies. Before students graduate from Beacon College, they are required to complete an internship in the major in which they […]

Beacon Assistive Technology Class Creates Own Inventions

December 23, 2014

Students in Dr. Fleming’s Assistive Technology class had the opportunity this semester to turn their creative concepts into a reality. Using lessons and models from the coursework and textbook, as well as actual requests from fellow students in need of assistive technology, several ideas were formulated and created over the course of the semester. Working […]

Beacon Students Enjoy Diverse Field Trips During Fall Semester

December 17, 2014

One of the core principles of the Beacon teaching model is that students should have the opportunity for experiential learning. Field trips are a popular way to get students out of the classroom and give them the chance to put their knowledge into action “in the field.” Here is just a sampling of some of […]

Giving Tuesday Beacon Photos

December 9, 2014

A lot of great photos- some fun and silly, but in support of a good cause- were taken on Giving Tuesday. Check them out! [Show as slideshow] 12► Photos Courtesy of Heather Reed   Social media photos and posts may be viewed on Storify.  

Tutor Tips from Beacon College Peer Tutors

December 8, 2014

It’s finals week at Beacon College, and the Peer Tutors have some advice for how best to prepare. The Peer Tutors at Beacon College undergo rigorous training to learn strategies for working with their fellow classmates. One of the fundamental lessons they learn is how to incorporate different learning styles.   Here are some suggestions […]

Giving Tuesday Reaches Beacon College Community

December 3, 2014

On Tuesday, December 2nd, Beacon College joined the global movement Giving Tuesday, becoming a partner to raise money for scholarship funds. It was a day of firsts for the College. Not only was it the first time for Beacon to participate in Giving Tuesday, it was also the first time the College held a phonathon. […]

Meet Our #GivingTuesday Social Media Ambassadors

November 25, 2014

On Tuesday, December 2nd, Beacon College will be participating in Global Tuesday to raise scholarship funds for students with learning disabilities. Several students will be joining in the efforts, promoting the event on their social media channels. Learn more about our Giving Tuesday Social Media Ambassadors here:   Name: Jessica Balot Year in College: Junior […]

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