Alumni Council

The Beacon College Alumni Association was formally established in April 2015. The first Alumni Council was formed in May of 2015, following a nomination process and an alumni vote to determine the members. Learn more about the members of the inaugural Beacon College Alumni Council:

Rosalyn Johnson

Dr Rosalyn Johnson 2020

Dr. Rosalyn Johnson, Class of 2009, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with ten years of clinical experience, five of which have been spent working in management, in both outpatient and inpatient (crisis stabilization) behavioral health care settings over the past decade. Rosalyn is the Clinical Director at a non-profit community mental health center in Jacksonville, Florida. She also provides weekly clinical supervision to Master’s level clinicians pursuing state licensure as a counselor in Florida and Georgia.

Additionally, Rosalyn maintains a part time telehealth private practice for which she provides online individual therapy, couples, and marriage counseling services to clients of various ages throughout Florida. Furthermore, Rosalyn has several years of graduate teaching experience as an Adjunct Professor, having taught Master’s students in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s programs. Rosalyn was elected President of the Alumni Council in 2019.

Why are you exited to see the Association grow?

I am excited to see the Alumni Association grow so that we can continue to promote excellence regarding the mission of the Alumni Association, promote further and future bonds between the alumni classes, as well as help to reframe and eliminate the inaccurate misconception and perception of Beacon College within the Leesburg community, Lake County, as well as within Central Florida, by further helping to expand the Association amongst various cities and states across the nation, in addition to alumni from other countries.

Nathan Plung

Nathan Plung Nathan Plung, Class of 2007, has become a successful entrepreneur building a business through and developing a reputation as an artist. He has had exhibits in The United Kingdom, New York City, and California. He has been elected Member-at-large (3 years) of the Alumni Council.

Why are you exited to see the Association grow?

I’m proud to be a part of the very first Beacon College Alumni Council. I’m excited to see what the Council will become as we grow as a team together, and to watch the Beacon alumni community grow as a whole.

Ariel Ben-Chitrit

Ariel Ben-ChitritAriel Ben-Chitrit, Class of 2015, remained in Leesburg after his December graduation, where he taught a weekly ballroom dance class to Beacon students during the spring semester. He is currently working at Publix, while also preparing to spend a year teaching English to students in the People’s Republic of China. He has been elected Member at-large (2 years) of the Alumni Council.

Why are you exited to see the Association grow?

I am excited to help redefine what it means to be an alumnus of Beacon College, so that all of us, whether we graduated in the College’s first class or are only newly graduated, can stay connected to Beacon for years to come.