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 […]
This year, the Tuscany adventure, believed to be the only semester-long study abroad program for neurodivergent students, is back on the manifest. Nearly two dozen students have been selected for the September to December semester at the University of Florence’s campus in Prato, a town about 40 miles from Florence.
There has been a growing public interest and awareness around mental health over the past decade and that awareness hasn’t escaped college campuses. At Beacon College, that has translated into innovations and a greater range of options for students — many of which could not have come at a better time.
Many students have been drawn to the college’s anthrozoology program, only one of two such programs in the United States at the bachelor’s level, with 93 students currently enrolled. The program, which started in 2016, has proven popular in the era of climate change and human encroachment on animal habitats, a time when so much of the natural world is in peril.
As associate director of enrollment services, Chrystol Ingram makes sure students at Beacon College successfully complete their application process and secure financial aid. But after her work is done, a whole different side of Ingram comes to life. This side is steeped in faith and also carries a message of hope through gospel music, a legacy passed down to her through family and church.