Former NBA Star Sam Vincent Hopes to Bring ‘Magic” To Beacon Hoops

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Coach Sam Vincent

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.

Beacon Philosopher Explores the Essence of Humanness in New Book

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Zachary Isrow

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.

Marsden Breaks New Ground Bandaging Broken MMA Warriors

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Andrea Marsden - Cutwoman

Blood oozed from the fighter’s nose. His face was battered. A scrape above his eye spelled possible trouble. It was almost time for Andrea “A.J.” Marsden to get to work. Marsden, a Beacon College associate psychology professor, moonlights as a cutwoman for Bellator MMA, one of the largest combat sports promoters.

Bellamy’s Statutes Stand Out in Recent Exhibit Meant to Reduce Art Buyer’s ‘Visual Tension’

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Russ Bellamy

Orlando interior designer José J. Cabrera helped support regional artists by mounting and sponsoring Visual Tension: Artspace 2021, an exhibition staged in November at Mills Gallery in Orlando. Cabrera included some 30 paintings and sculptures from eight artists — including two larger installations and a pair of smaller sculptures from Beacon College associate professor of art Russell Bellamy.

Beacon Writing Expert Puts his Art on the “Block”

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Beacon College writing consultant and artist Dr. Ray Nault celebrated having two woodblock prints accepted into the 38th International Yoshida Hanga Academy exhibition, staged from March 27 through April 11 in Tokyo. The Hanga Academy Exhibition is an annual event open for members of the Yoshida Hanga Academy, one of the most influential schools for […]

Anthrozoology Students Erect First Colony for Purple Martins

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Purple Martins

In February, Beacon College’s Anthrozoology department — perhaps channeling Motel 6 — left the light on for North America’s largest migratory swallows.  Backed by a $750 grant from the League of Environmental Educators in Florida, Beacon anthrozoology students erected the college’s first purple martins (Progne subis) colony. The Beacon colony was installed at Beacon Commons due to the proximity of people, natural areas, and available food sources.

Beacon Art Professor Explores City-Country Junction in New Exhibition

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Russ Bellamy

Beacon College studio arts chair Russell Bellamy explores the intersection of urban and bucolic life in his new exhibition at the Webber Gallery at the College of Central Florida. “Pre-Conception” melds industrial materials and processes into challenging works that comment on labor, sociological/psychological structures, and behavioral expectations.