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Alumni Spotlight

For Myers, Early Silence Transformed Into Golden Words of Thanks in New Memoir

Antonio Myers

He spent the first years of his childhood in silence, as doctors and his parents began to think he might never speak. But at age four, Antonio Myers defied the odds by saying his first words. Since then, the words have flowed without ceasing.

And what a story he has to tell.

Today, Myers, 28, shares the saga of overcoming childhood sexual, physical, and emotional abuse that permeated his early years after being diagnosed with autism. As a disability rights advocate, he tells his story through community speeches, podcasts, livestreams, and other available channels.

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Alumni News

Experiences at Beacon Digitized Successful Life in the ‘Real World’ for Graff

Dan Graff office photo

From his first digital logo years ago as a teen to his polished portfolio today as an accomplished graphic designer, Dan Graff has parlayed his talent and education into a career brimming with potential. The 2019 Beacon College graduate has combined internships, free-lance assignments, and temporary volunteer work to fine-tune his professional chops in the graphic design business.

Partlow Helps Local Seniors Wrap Themselves in Some Holiday Love

Crocheting Love

Like elves in Santa’s workshop, Remy Partlow and Nancy LaPoint have spent months creating gifts for some of the neediest folks in Lake County. Through the deft art of crochet, they produced scores of colorful shawls to warm the hearts of elderly people who find themselves alone at the holidays.

Human services grad finds support (and love) at Beacon

Abramson Wedding 2

After attending schools that didn’t know how to support someone with learning differences, Emily Abramson was excited to begin her first semester at Beacon College. Along with earning degrees in human services and psychology in 2019, she also met someone at the Leesburg campus who’d change her life forever: her future husband. 

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Alumni Updates

Jamar Butler

Jamar Butler, Beacon College Alumnus

I currently work as a Cyber Threat Analyst for the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) located in Tampa FL. I work with other Cyber Threat Analysts to interpret, analyze and execute Cyber Security policies, procedures and tactics. I am responsible for monitoring the Cyber Security Sensor Grid for Black Hat Hackers that attempt to gain unauthorized entry into our network. Also monitor CENTCOM sensor grid disruptions, outages and/or anomalies. In 2017 I acheieved my Masters in Information Technology. In 2018 I passed my computer certifications exams and received my Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA) & Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certificates.

Alex Sweet Back at Beacon for Anthrozoology

It’s been a long journey but after being in Americorps NCCC FEMA corps years ago that helped me grow as a person even more so , I am happy to be back at Beacon College and finishing with my bachelors degree in Anthrozoology here at Beacon. I’m so happy to be finally finishing school with a degree relating to the field I have wanted to get into since I was little and that I believe will help me aim my dream careers of working with sea animals and ocean conservation.

Talia Kohan and Scott Diamond

Talia Kohan and Scott Diamond-Class of 2009

A classic ad pitch assured consumers that “Diamonds are forever.” So sold was she on that pitch that Beacon alumna Talia Kohan (Class of ’09, Human Services) not only put one on her finger, but took the indestructible gem as her last name marrying last month fellow Beacon alum Scott Diamond (Class of ’11, Computer […]

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