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

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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.

“Birdwoman of Anthrozoology” Finds Sport and Conservation in Falconry

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The first time she saw a large hawk swoop down from the sky and land on its trainer’s arm, eight-year-old Dani Mitchell was mesmerized. Moments later, as one of the powerful raptors perched on her own little arm, she was hooked on learning everything about them. Today, Mitchell has turned that childhood fascination into lifetime of dedication to the fierce, but graceful birds.

Former NBA Star Sam Vincent Hopes to Bring ‘Magic” To Beacon Hoops

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Coach Sam Vincent

From the peaks of South Africa, to the beaches of Bahrain, Sam Vincent has seen the world since his playing days with the Orlando Magic and other NBA teams. But his most significant trip of 2022 was not on a passenger jet to a faraway land. It was a drive through the rolling hills of Lake County on his way to Beacon College.

Beacon 2022 Convocation Kicks Off Historic Year of Scholarship

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Dr. Hagerty at Convocation 2022

Kathryn Kendall joined a lineup of administrators, faculty members and students who struck an optimistic note as Beacon formally launched its latest academic year. A record freshman class of 150 students boosted Beacon to another record enrollment of 505 students for the fall semester.

Beacon Philosopher Explores the Essence of Humanness in New Book

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Zachary Isrow

When he was a teenager, Zack Isrow devoured the works of classic philosophers like Immanuel Kant and Martin Heidegger, while many of his peers were reading the latest Avengers comic. Today, Dr. Zachary Isrow is making his mark as an author with his recently-published volume entitled “The Spectricity of Humanness.” The rollout comes nearly 15 years after his ideas first took shape when he was in high school.

Global Education Program Puts Learning on Other Foot for Educators

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Beacon profs in Poland

Beacon educators Michael Fallon (blue shirt and sunglasses) and Dr. Michele Szydlowski (striped shirt and cap) abroad with the Classrooms Without Borders program. By Richard Burnett Shock and awe awaited a triad of Beacon College faculty members this summer as they encountered some of the most infamous places in history on an educational trip to […]

Travel renewed, Beacon Students Travel to a Land Down Under

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Beacon on camels

As hundreds of travelers before them, a flock of Beacon College students set out on a journey this summer in search of knowledge and fun in another part of the world. Their destination: Australia. Nearly 30 students, one alum, two parents, and one sibling joined the June trip, part of the college’s Travel Abroad Program led by Provost Shelly Chandler