Career Center Coordinator Wins Local Primary

| Career Development, People
Melody Duckins

Election campaigns are a marathons not sprints.   In her race to claim an open seat on the North Lake County Hospital Board NW, Melody Duckins won the first leg with a resounding victory in the August 18 Florida primary.   Duckins, the internship and cooperative education coordinator at the Beacon College Boven Career Development […]

Beacon Student Makes Inroads with Fortune 500 Company Summer Internship

| Career Development, Student News
Rosealyn Downey

For most people, the name Johnson & Johnson conjures up shampoo that won’t make babies cry or Band-Aids to dress a boo-boo on a skinned knee. Pardon Rosealyn Downey if she now thinks of an American multinational corporation with more than 132,000 employees worldwide, a fixture on Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” and a health and wellness juggernaut that rakes in $82 billion in annual revenue. That’s because Downey has enjoyed a taste of the corporate world this summer thanks to an internship at the health and wellness juggernaut thanks to help from the Boven Career Development Center.

For LD Students, Higher Education Plus Graduation Equals Higher Pay

| Career Development
Graduation Pres Hagerty Cassandra Bergman

Beacon College President with 2019 graduate Cassandra Bergman By Dan Wine  Some research suggests that a person who has a four-year college degree might earn roughly $1 million more than someone with just a high school diploma during their lifetime. That’s a pretty staggering number, and for students with learning disabilities a college degree could […]

Jeppsen: Zealously Advocating for Access for People with Learning Disabilities

| Beacon News, Career Development
Carolyn Jeppsen

As an attorney, Carolyn Jeppsen is used to fighting for justice. Outside the courtroom, she has used her skills as both a litigator and Mama Bear of a child with disabilities to bring the fight to society. Jeppsen for more than 15 years has served on boards of organizations that champion clients with disabilities. Now as CEO and president of BroadFutures, an organization she, Diana Eisenstat, and Brad Holmes co-founded to champion a more inclusive workforce, Jeppsen is making the case for neurodiversity in the workplace, while empowering young people to succeed.

Annual Survey Shows Beacon Grads Ahead of Pack for Jobs, Grad School

| Career Development

Beacon College graduates pace the national average for finding employment or pursuing post-graduate studies, according to the school’s recently released annual post-graduation employment survey. The Career Development Center surveyed 41 Class of 2017 graduates a year after their received their degrees in its campaign to collect valuable and meaningful employment data. The survey found that […]

Beacon Graduate Finds New Success in the Art World with Miami Internship

| Arts, Career Development, Student News
Lindsay Flax

Fresh off her successful summer stint with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., Beacon College alumna Lindsey Flax has scored another training opportunity with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Flax, from Atlanta, Ga., will serve as an education intern. The Institute of Contemporary Art promotes continuous experimentation in contemporary art, advances […]

New Director Takes Reins at Center for Student Success

| Beacon News, Career Development, Featured
Sheryl Nichols

Sheryl Nichols recently was appointed the new director of the Center for Student Success at Beacon College. Nichols, who for the past three years served as an admissions counselor with the enrollment management team, succeeds Dr. Andrea Brode, who retired from the role. The promotion, she said, will allow her to “continue empowering, encouraging, and supporting students and families on their journey towards abundant living.”