By Darlyn Finch Kuhn When it comes to giving the greenlight to website updates at Infosys, the buck stops with Kyle Sandfort. When developers make website updates, he steps in and kicks the tires, making sure everything functions before the update is released — and unforeseen problems cause clients heartburn and Infosys a raft of […]
By Gabrielle Russon Steven Adams is a Beacon College super fan. Adams, 44, of Casper, Wyoming, is the proud holder of two Beacon bachelor’s degrees, yet he wanted to do more for the place where he had evolved from a loner to a student leader in the spotlight. Beacon provided such a valuable education, Adams […]
By Richard Burnett From a life often marked by angst and pain, first-time author Adrienne Hughes Paul has set her sights on creating a world of encouragement and triumph. In her debut book, “Unstoppable,” the aspiring writer, artist, and Beacon College graduate (Class of 2016) weaves a tale of childhood trauma, friendship, mystery, supernatural, and […]
By Gabrielle Russon The age-old advice for writers is to “write what you know.” For Itta-ZaVoni Rayelle Galmore, the inspiration for her latest book came from a health scare. She developed an abscess that felt like a brick under her breast in 2013. “I didn’t know what was going on,” Galmore said. Treating the bad […]
By Richard Burnett After years of hard work to see if he even belonged in school, German Escobar arrived in his first year at Beacon College, wary about attending a custom-made place for students with learning difficulties. “I’d say it was not an idea I was particularly fond of at first,” said Escobar, who had […]
By Richard Burnett Since her days at Beacon College as an anthrozoology student, Sarah Pozzi’s journey has run the gamut, from the coasts of the Florida Keys and plains of the Midwest to the heights of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She’s been an animal rescue educator, a college instructor, and a veterinary technician. Now, boosted […]
By Richard Burnett A decade ago, Remy Partlow’s family in Alaska was in crisis. Abandoned by the father, their mother suffered from bipolar depression and Remy wrestled with autism. Later, trapped in an abusive relationship, Remy fled 4,000 miles to Central Florida, escaping a violent, drug-addicted boyfriend. Today, the pain of those days has gradually […]
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.
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.