Animalearn Honors Beacon College Anthrozoologist

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Anthrozoology Instructor Brian Ogle

Beacon College anthrozoology instructor Brian Ogle was named 2016 Humane Educator of the Year by the animal-rights advocacy group Animalearn. The award salutes Ogle, who pilots the anthrozoology program at Beacon College — the first higher education institution accredited to award bachelor’s degrees to students who learn differently, and only the second U.S. undergraduate school […]

Beacon Professor’s Critique of Two Poets Published in National Literary Journal

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Dr. William Nesbitt applies his critical eye to two volumes of poetry in recently published reviews featured in a national online literary journal. Nesbitt, an associate professor of English and chair of the humanities department at Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla. — the first higher-education institution accredited to award bachelor’s degrees exclusively to students who […]

Beacon Historian Studies U.S.’s Brother-Against-Brother Struggle in Pictures

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Huff, Christopher - 2016

The War Between the States. The War of Northern Aggression. The War of Secession. Whatever you call America’s bloody internal squabble, the Civil War, more than 150 years later, remains a hot topic of debate and romanticism, both for the Everyman and academics. Dr. Christopher Huff, an assistant professor teaching history in the humanities department […]

Beacon Educators Tapped to Present Paper at Prestigious Learning Disabilities Conference

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Lucas Marsden Nance Perrone The Learning Disabilities Association of America has selected a quartet of Beacon College psychology professors to present their paper on students with exceptionalities in February at the association’s annual conference. The Learning Disabilities Association of America is a national confederation of parents, educators and other professionals who create avenues for people […]

Marsden Joins Orlando Sentinel Stable of 100 Opinion Leaders

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Andrea A J Marsden

Beacon College psychologist Dr. Andrea “A.J.” Marsden was selected by the Orlando Sentinel to join its prestigious collection of regional thought leaders who opine in print and online in the weekly feature “Central Florida 100.” The popular feature, described at as a podium where “Central Florida’s most influential people weigh in on current events,” […]

Journal Publishes Beacon Essayist’s Examination of the Beat Generation

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Nesbitt, William - 2016

Google the “Beat Generation” and names like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs populate the results. Other writers, however, made their mark with literature that explored the post-Greatest Generation era with themes at once sensuous and spiritual, hedonistic yet non-materialistic. For one, poet Diane di Prima stretched social conventions with her stream-of-consciousness poetics tinged […]