Career Development Classes Check out Local Job Fair

This past week, students enrolled in the Career Development II course headed to a job fair held at Lake Sumter State College. This field trip afforded them the opportunity to survey the local job scene, make valuable contacts with professionals and employers in the area, and practice all the skills they have learned through the […]

Hospitality Classes Visit Bohemian Hotel

On Monday, December 9th, the Introduction to Business, Restaurant Management, and Hospitality Information Systems classes went on a field trip to the Bohemian Hotel in Celebration, Florida in order to get firsthand insights into what it takes to operate a successful hotel. A total of 12 students, along with Mr. Vaz, visited the property. The […]

Florida Plantlife

Dr. Stowe’s Field Botany class is designed to introduce students to different species of plants, particularly those native to Florida. While this course is offered in the academic year, the longer summer class sessions afford the opportunity to get out there and explore. This class took full advantage, taking several field trips around the area. […]

Appreciating Florida’s Natural Environment

Eco-Tourism was offered during the summer semester for the first time. Mr. Vaz selected this course for business students because it is a hot topic in the tourism industry, and Florida, due to the ample beaches and national parks, is one of the leading states in the country when it comes to ecotours. The longer […]

2013 Summer Trip Abroad: Italy, Croatia, Slovenia

Forty-one travelers from Beacon College returned to the United States on June 15, 2013 after twelve days of touring Italy, Croatia, and Slovenia. The group began their travels in Rome where, unexpectedly, they found themselves in an audience with the Pope and received his blessing.  After seeing the sights of Rome, the group traveled to […]

The Thrill of the Wilderness

    Many of the students at Beacon College seek the thrill of leaving the comforts of campus and escaping to nature. Our camping trips are always an extraordinary experience that consists almost entirely of returning campers. The last camping trip was February 16-18, and we went to an island in Georgia known as Jekyll […]

Attending MegaCon

MegaCon, the annual comic book convention, was held at the Orange County Convention Center this past weekend. Several students set out to this event on March 16th and had so much fun that they wanted to share their experiences. The dates are set for 2014, and it’s safe to say these students have already penciled […]

Beacon College Students Enjoy a Day at the Austin Carriage Museum

On February 28th, Beacon College students enjoyed a day at the Austin Carriage Museum in Weirsdale, Florida, where they learned the history of exquisite carriages, automobiles, fire equipment, horse paraphernalia, and historical attire. Located in a picturesque country setting surrounded by beautiful thoroughbred horses, Gloria Austin, the owner of the museum, was very knowledgeable and […]

Adventures in Archaeology!

All Beacon College students taking General Anthropology do their archaeology fieldwork at Crystal River Archaeological State Park. The early inhabitants first occupied the area approximately 2500 years ago, and they stayed for 1,600 years. The students visit the museum and then tour the site to see midden mounds, burial mounds, and to climb to the […]

Dr. DuRoss Goes to Washington

57thPresidential Inauguration      Brenda Meli, Director of Admissions, Chelsea Eubank, Director of Recruitment and Advancement, and Michelle DuRoss, Assistant Professor of History traveled to Washington DC for the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Ms. Meli and Dr. DuRoss attended Sunshine and Stars, Florida’s Inaugural Ball on Saturday night before joining with Ms. Eubank the next day for […]