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How Death Begat Life for a Beat Genius: Beacon Professor Explores Uxoricide and William S. Burroughs

| Faculty, Poetry
Dr. William C. Nesbitt

William S. Burroughs is famous for his paranoid novels such as Naked Lunch and being a seminal face on the Mt. Rushmore of the Beat Generation. Yet, Burroughs is infamous for murdering his 28-year-old wife, Joan Vollmer Adams Burroughs, brilliant in her own right and a muse to the Beats. The details of Vollmer’s death […]

Beacon College Cracks Top 10 of “Best Florida Four-Year Colleges” in New National Collegiate Ranking

| Beacon News, Featured
2016 Best Colleges in Florida Seal

LEESBURG, FL— A national college information service recently rated Beacon College among Florida’s Top 10 best four-year colleges or universities in its 2016 rankings. The University of Florida ranked first, while New College of Florida and the University of Miami rounded out the top three. Beacon College — a private, nonprofit liberal arts school with […]

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

| Alumni Spotlight
Jacob Pinckney, class of 2010

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 […]

Science Comes To The Forefront At Beacon With Three New Science-based Majors

| Beacon News, Featured
Anthrozoology Tools

In response to student interests and global employer preferences, Beacon College this fall unveils three new Bachelor of Science degrees. The three B.S. degrees — approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges — are in anthrozoology, business management and computer information systems. Discussion of new degrees emerged from Beacon College […]

Beacon Educators Tapped to Present Paper at Prestigious Learning Disabilities Conference

| Beacon News, Faculty, LD Research

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 […]


Internship at the “Happiest Place on Earth” Becomes Dream Come True for Beacon College Hospitality Major

Graham Ling isn’t a Super Bowl MVP riding the roaring current of a celebratory grape Gatorade-cooler shower into the sunset. Football glory or not, the Beacon College senior still can utter the famous catchphrase: “I’m going to Disney World.” A memorable catch didn’t clinch his trip to Disney, but rather his application that caught the […]

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

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

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 […]