President’s Message on Tropical Storm Laura

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Fall semesters in Central Florida bring great weather and can occasionally bring impactful weather. As we normally do, our Critical Response Team is monitoring the development and the path of Tropical Storm Laura. The latest information from the National Weather Service (NWS) emergency management personnel indicate the storm is proceeding on a northwesterly path, slated to pass off the west coast of Florida. We will continue to monitor this situation to determine any impact on our region and will provide any updates should circumstances change or developments arise.

President’s Message on Tropical Storm Isaias

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Having educated students in Florida for over three decades, Beacon is well-versed in the changes in the seasons and, as you know quite well, we are adept at monitoring and planning for any impact potential storms could have on our community. As part of our normal procedure, our Critical Response Team has been closely monitoring the development and path of Tropical Storm Isaias in the Caribbean. The latest information from the National Weather Service (NWS) and emergency management personnel indicate that this storm will produce only heavy rain and wind in our region — and may even bypass us.

Coronavirus Update – March 20, 2020

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We want to provide continuing updates on the College’s response to the COVID-19 emergency. Resumed instruction As of today, the College has put into place the essential components of a remote learning experience, including instruction, academic support, and counseling intended to allow students to continue making progress in their academic work. Course instruction formally will […]

Coronavirus Update – March 18, 2020

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The College, through its Critical Response Team, has over the past three weeks monitored, assessed and taken the actions necessary to safeguard our students and employees while maintaining the institution’s academic integrity amid an unprecedented national health emergency. We are glad to share that students and faculty participating in the Anthrozoology program in Puerto Rico […]

Coronavirus Update – March 13, 2020

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As the Spring Break is now upon us, we wanted to keep you updated on the College’s continued planning and actions with respect to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on Beacon’s operations.  Today, President Hagerty met with key personnel who will be responsible for managing the many elements based upon the best interests of […]

Coronavirus Update – March 11, 2020

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As you know, over the past three weeks, the College has monitored, prepared, and taken action steps with respect to the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak. Certainly, federal, state and local health officials have made it clear that COVID-19 is a serious public health matter as it spreads through the general population. To date, the College has […]

Coronavirus Update – March 10, 2020

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No doubt you have been monitoring closely the situation in Florida as it relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state, county, and local officials have triggered safety protocols to reduce the spread of the illness and marshal resources for support. The Beacon Critical Response Team continues to convene and […]

Coronavirus Update – March 6, 2020

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Today the Critical Response Team convened. As a best practice, and out of an abundance of caution, the CRT has recommended a protocol to be implemented Monday, March 9, 2020 through which the college’s learning specialists and residential life coordinators will survey Beacon’s students about their travel plans for the upcoming spring break. Students will […]

Coronavirus Update – March 3, 2020

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You likely have heard that Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials have confirmed the first two cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Sunshine State. The patients, a woman in her 20s and a man in his 60s, are from Hillsborough and Manatee counties. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared […]