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Crossing the Finish Line…

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Summer for Succes Commencement

The adage tells us that all good things must end. Yet for the 30-plus students who gathered Thursday night at the Leesburg Marina, the culmination of Beacon College’s 2016 Summer for Success program seemed more like a new beginning. Students with learning differences came from across the country and Ecuador who wondered whether they could […]

EZ Does It

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Summer For Success Pets

If, as artist Barbara Kruger argued, “our culture is saturated with irony whether we know it or not,” Michele Patestides’ “Healthy Ways to Manage Stress Class” was awash in irony. While reviewing previous lessons Tuesday, her half-dozen Summer for Success students dutifully and thoughtfully answered questions. Yet, their hearts and minds were locked on a […]

Water World

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Summer for Success Science

Tourism may be the heartbeat of Florida, but clean freshwater is the state’s lifeblood. When millions of thirsty Central Floridians and visitors around the Sunshine State crave an antidote for the sizzling summer sun, they often turn to a tall, cool glass of aqua from down under. Not Australia, but rather aquifers. These are “vast […]

Living in the Moment

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Summer for Success - Mindfullness activity

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. – Friedrich Nietzsche Mindfulness helps us freeze the frame so that we can become aware of our sensations and experiences as they are, without the distorting coloration of socially conditioned responses or habitual reactions. – Henepola Gunaratana Seeing teenagers haunting the local strip mall, plunking down allowance […]

Movie Magic …

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Green Screen 1

It was sadistic. Cruel. Torture. Erik Day stood Monday at a whiteboard segmented with the words “Pre” and “Post” catching and scribbling down video production concepts that his nine students tossed at him. Writing, props and casts fit under “Pre.” “It starts on the page and not on the stage,” Fisher said. Then, Fisher turned […]


Beacon Staffer Named Officer of Higher-Ed Disability Group

Beacon College admissions counselor Sheryl Nichols has been elected secretary of the Florida Association on Higher Education and Disability, the organization announced this week. Nichols will serve a two-year term with FL-AHEAD, the state chapter of AHEAD. The global professional organization’s membership develops policy and champions disability issues on their campuses and throughout higher education. […]

Journal Publishes Beacon Essayist’s Examination of the Beat Generation

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 […]

Beacon College Appoints New Senior Administrators, Dean of Students

As we have shared, the 2016-17 academic year will be one of continued growth and programmatic advancement.  Over the past three years, I believe that we have all sought to create an academic and institutional culture that is more planned, thoughtful, and deliberate.  Prior to my arrival, the Trustees framed this expectation both in Board […]