Having educated students in Florida for over three decades, Beacon is well-versed in the changes in the seasons and, as you know quite well, we are adept at monitoring and planning for any impact potential storms could have on our community. As part of our normal procedure, our Critical Response Team has been closely monitoring the development and path of Tropical Storm Isaias in the Caribbean. The latest information from the National Weather Service (NWS) and emergency management personnel indicate that this storm will produce only heavy rain and wind in our region — and may even bypass us.
Alexander Morris-Wood engages with Summer for Success students. For three weeks each summer, the Beacon College campus buzzes with energy, excitement, and youthful sounds as high schoolers who learn differently participating in the college’s Summer for Success program discover what it takes to be a successful collegian in and out of the classroom. Students in […]
Several Beacon College faculty members and administrators participated last month in the Postsecondary Day strand of the National Science Teacher’s Association’s STEM 20 virtual event. The Postsecondary Day strand on July 30, featured sessions, panels, and presentations focused on the latest developments and insights on enhancing STEM education.
Heather Wohlfeil, a former learning specialist at Beacon College, passed away suddenly in June. Wohlfeil, a licensed speech therapist, served as a learning specialist during the 2018-19 academic year. She is fondly remembered for bringing to campus a “functional art bike” aptly named the “Beacon Bike.”
Three Beacon College administrators this month moved into new positions.
As we continue the preparations for welcoming back our students to campus in a new era of safety and precautions, it is not lost on me the recent attention given to the rise in Florida’s COVID cases. While others debate the nature of the rise whether from overcrowded public places, a lack of commitment to responsible social distancing practices, or the availability of increased testing, we at Beacon have been focused on what is transpiring in our region and how it impacts the reopening of the campus for students.
Parents raising children who learn differently soon can look forward each month to a digital safe place through a new Beacon College-produced television program that celebrates, educates, and supports families navigating the journey of neurodiversity from kindergarten through college. “A World of Difference” is a newsmagazine/talk show that will showcase inspirational stories of individuals and families and the trials and triumphs involved with living with learning and attention issues.
Richard Killion, a 25-year veteran of higher education advancement and fundraising and a political strategist for three GOP presidential campaigns, was named vice president of institutional advancement at Beacon College. Killion is charged with providing strategic vision and oversight for the department primarily responsible for the college’s comprehensive fundraising campaign and communications with external stakeholders.
The COVID-19 emergency tested the fabric of Beacon and all American higher education as never before. I believe that we measured up remarkably well individually and as a community united. This letter includes two important announcements: (1) a decision on the summer and fall calendars, and (2) the College’s efforts to enhance academics and our “high-touch” residential undergraduate community.