Marsden Breaks New Ground Bandaging Broken MMA Warriors

| Faculty
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’

| Arts, Beacon News, Faculty
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”

| Arts, Faculty

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

| Arts, Faculty
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.

Nesbitt Enlarges Story of B-Movie King Corman in New Book

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Dr. William Nesbitt

Like the titular characters from his classic horror flick “Humanoids from the Deep,” the Hollywood tales about the man behind it and scores of other B-movie gems keep on coming. Again, Beacon College humanities professor Dr. William Nesbitt has a hand in telling the story. Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, 1970-1983: An Oral History, Vol. […]

Beacon Educator Gives Back to Alma Mater and Education through Mentoring

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Rosemarie DeJarnett

Beacon College humanities instructor and University of Central Florida alumnus Rosemarie DeJarnett is returning (virtually) to her alma mater for a yearlong mentorship to share hard-won wisdom about educational best practices with aspiring educators. DeJarnett applied and was selected a mentor for the UCF College of Community Innovation and Education Alumni Mentorship Program. Participants guide teaching candidates and first-year teachers through their inaugural year in the classroom, she said.