A new book that is part insider’s guide to Beacon College and part primer on strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities (LD) was recently published. Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities at Beacon College: Lessons from the Inside collects essays from 13 past and present Beacon College faculty, administrators, and learning specialists. The volume surveys […]
Dear Members of the Beacon College Community: Recently we have been witness to the tremendous destructive power of Mother Nature. Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Irma in Florida, the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Mexico and now hurricane Maria have devastated many of the beautiful Caribbean islands. The Beacon community includes several students from the U.S. […]
Dear Beacon Community and Families: This morning, the College focused on assessing damage and preparing our buildings and campus to resume scheduled Wednesday, September 13, classes. With power now restored to all major buildings and residences, we feel confident that we can resume our daily routines. Intermittent interruptions with the internet and Wi-Fi may persist; […]
With the worst of Hurricane Irma behind us, the College has shifted focus to restoring normal operations. As mentioned in an earlier update, electricity remains out in the Woodward Apartments. Repairs are being arranged and contingency plans are in place to support affected students. Off-campus students who left town during Irma and return to power […]
Dear members of the Beacon community and families: My previous messages this week have explained the preparations underway for Hurricane Irma’s Central Florida impact. As of this Saturday morning, all measures are now in place to protect our students and the campus in the expectation of the most severe weather projected (i.e., Category 3 winds, […]
With Hurricane Irma threatening to ground Florida weekend air traffic, 28 students who form the inaugural class for Beacon College’s “Beacon in Tuscany” global education program took to the road by bus Thursday afternoon on a 15-plus hour trek to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the launch pad for their trip to […]
Dear Beacon Community and Families: Along with each of you, the College has been tracking the course of Hurricane Irma in expectation of it making landfall in Florida. Our planning has been guided by the regular updates of the National Weather Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the various responsible agencies of […]
As news reports have affirmed, Hurricane Irma — a massive storm– is tracking towards the Sunshine State. Given that, the College is hoping for the best, but planning for the worst. That involves our necessary preparations for a potentially damaging storm.
To that end: Classes will end at noon Thursday, Sept. 7 and not resume before September 13 (longer if damage and repair efforts warrant). The College’s website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Google+) will provide updates on when classes will resume.
We are all heavy-hearted by the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. This epic event hits particularly hard among the Beacon community, as several of our students hail from the Houston area. As are many across America, Beacon is making a financial contribution to the relief efforts. Beyond this institutional commitment, we will provide an opportunity for individual members of the campus community to make a contribution as a supplement to the College’s gift. Our thoughts and prayers are with these students and their families as they deal with the immediate repercussions and long-term consequences of the storm.