Beacon Blog

Peer Mentors Head to IUPUI Mentoring Symposium

November 4, 2013

Our trip to Indianapolis was educational as well as inspirational and fun. Our first day was spent visiting Braden’s (Learning Specialist) parents’ bunny farm. As we stepped out of the vehicle we were greeted with smiles, hugs, and refreshments. We were given a tour of the farm and an inside view of their business where […]

Junior Michelle Underwood Wins Academic Scholarship

September 17, 2013

Michelle Underwood, a junior here at Beacon College, recently received the Gamma Beta Phi National Honors Scholarship. This scholarship is based on academic standing and recommendations from faculty. Michelle not only had to prove she is a strong academic student, she also had to show that she is involved with extracurricular activities on campus and […]

Announcing a New Major: Studio Arts

September 11, 2013

We are excited to announce the long anticipated SACS approval of our Studio Arts major. Planning for implementation of this major began in November of 2011, when Dr. Chandler and art professors Van Galyon and Russ Bellamy noticed considerable student interest in this field. They have worked diligently in the intervening years to design the […]

2013 Student Ambassadors Announced

September 5, 2013

The Office of Admissions at Beacon College has created a Student Ambassador Program beginning with the Fall 2013 semester. Applicants had to undergo a rigorous process to be accepted into the program, beginning with completing an application with professional references and ending with a personal interview with members of the admissions team. There were only […]

Fall 2013 Instagram Contest

September 4, 2013

To celebrate the start of the fall 2013 semester, an Instagram contest was held for students, challenging them to consider what Beacon means to them. Students were permitted to submit as many photos as they chose, but they all had to include the hashtag #ThisIsBeacon. Student Shia Byers, with her black and white photo of […]

The Value of Student Internships

September 2, 2013

During the month of July, four students participated in the Intensive Summer Employment Training program. As they neared the end of the course, having participated in both an internship as well as daily afternoon class sessions, the students were asked to reflect on the experience and on what they had learned. Here are their thoughts, […]

Meet Our Newest Professor

August 29, 2013

Dr. Christopher Huff is a new history professor for the Interdisciplinary Studies major here at Beacon College. He hails from recently teaching at the University of Georgia and is going into his sixth year of teaching. Coming from the suburbs of Atlanta to Leesburg has been quite a transition, but one that he says he […]

Tips for Those Overwhelmed by “Free Time”

August 26, 2013

In your first year of college you may be overwhelmed by just how much “free time” you have. I still remember the luxury of daily afternoon naps my freshmen year (every day at 2pm). Teachers and family members warn you all through your senior year of high school that college will be different, that it […]

Advice for College Freshmen

August 20, 2013

As the first week of school starts in less than three days I can’t believe I’ll be graduating in May. Three years has sure gone by fast. I look back and think about my first year as a transfer student and was pleasantly surprised at how much I wanted to be a part of the […]

Summertime Employment Training

August 12, 2013

  This July, the non-credit course Intensive Training for Employment was offered to Beacon College students and alumni for the first time. Although the group was small, each student learned a lot about the professional world and how to set and achieve their goals in it. There is a strong possibility for program growth in […]

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