Beacon Student Delivers Presentation on Ravages of Coral Reefs at International Conference

| Student News
Alex Rhodes - anthrozoology student

As a scuba diving and scuba ecology instructor, Alex Rhodes has developed a fondness for the beauty land dwellers often don’t see. So, when the senior anthrozoology major decided to take a shot presenting at the prestigious Anthrozoology as International Practice student conference at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom the choice of topic was clear. And when he learned that his presentation, “The Effects of Tourism on Coral Reefs,” was selected as the only undergraduate presentation out of 10 U.S. lecturers, Rhodes was thrilled.

‘Tis the Season: Beacon Community Members Share Holiday Traditions

| Beacon News, People

Whether it’s the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ or the Jewish observance of God’s ancient faithfulness, many people around the world come together to bond over faith, food, fun and festivities. Some Beacon students, administrators and staff shared their own memories and traditions for this article.

Beacon Alumnus Maya Crosses the (Finish) Line in NY Marathon

| Alumni News
Daniel Maya Marathoner

Daniel Maya was supposed to be in Hawaii, running his first marathon with a landscape of beautiful beaches behind him. But this was 2020. The pandemic trashed plans for anyone who had vacations or big goals.  Instead of running in Hawaii, Maya’s race became a virtual one.  The then-Beacon College student ran 26.2 miles in his neighborhood back in his hometown of Westport, Connecticut. He completed the same four-mile loop over and over while his parents cheered him on and passed out Gatorade.

Beacon Staffers Take it to the Stage in Play that Reveals Life Lessons about Jealousy and Hatred

| Arts, Beacon News

Fighting over a man is a tragedy as old as time. In fact, it’s biblical. Indeed, the inspirational play “The Bad Girls of the Bible: Pick Your Poison” draws its inspiration from the Good Book, and its relatable and very human story of how jealousy devastates like a plague of locusts is what inspired Beacon staffers Tanya Harris-Rocker and Fredrica Mack to join the production.

More Robust Technology Means Beacon Students Enjoy Learning Upgrade

| Beacon News

When Mac Hudson took the technology reins at Beacon College in late 2020, he knew he was in for a challenging ride. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the veteran corporate IT consultant’s mission was threefold: modernize the college’s computer infrastructure, make it easier to use, especially for remote-learning, and fortify an IT staff decimated by departures during the pandemic.

New Beacon Program Strives to Build Bounce-back Muscles in Students

| Beacon News
Resiliency Initiative

What is the common theme of the comeback? The hero overcomes adversity through courage and resilience. In recent years, a number of colleges across the U.S. have focused on helping students write their own “comeback stories” of resilience amid the heightened stress of going to college during a pandemic.

Beacon Alumna Puts Dreams of Serving Others through Dance in Motion

| Alumni News
Samantha Diamond

Out of the angst and struggle of her younger years, Samantha Diamond has emerged as a confident professional who knows who she is, where she’s going, and what she wants to do in life.
To be sure, the path has not been an easy one. As a child, she was diagnosed with autism, ADHD and general anxiety disorder. Bullied in high school, she withdrew from others, felt alone and isolated. At Beacon College, however, life gradually came together for her.