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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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
Summer for Success students study robotics. By Richard Burnett On his first day at Beacon College, Sahil felt like he had arrived on another planet. From the dorm room and campus to the town, nothing was familiar. By week’s end, however, all of his anxiety had faded. The place was like a second home. “What […]