Beacon Psych Group Students Roll Up Sleeves to Help Region’s Hungry

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Food Bank

Realizing Central Florida needs all hands on deck to deal with its growling hunger problem, a crew of Beacon College students who are members of the Behavioral Science Organization last week volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in Orlando. Second Harvest, a private, nonprofit outfit, collects, stores and distributes donated food to […]

New Director Takes Reins at Center for Student Success

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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.”

Regional Employers Seek Beacon’s Best and Brightest at Annual Job Fair

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Student at Beacon Job Fair

Matt Berger knows the value of a good suit. “One thing that I’ve learned over the years that you dress for success,” he says. “If you were a good suit, they notice.” Dressed in his two-button gray business suit, Berger hoped the companies and organizations on hand Wednesday for Beacon College’s annual job fair would take notice of his sartorial flair and his gussied up resume.

Disability Workshop Introduces Educators to Beacon’s Success Secrets

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Professional Development Workshop 2018

There’s one cardinal rule for magicians: never reveal your secrets. Yet, Beacon College rated the number one school for students with disabilities by BestValueSchools.com last did just that. Beacon faculty, staff, and students revealed the magic behind the liberal arts school’s peerless 70 percent four-year graduate rate for students with learning differences during a workshop for college disability educators.

Orlando Utilities Commission Powers Hopes for Internships

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Representatives from the Orlando Utilities Commission electrified future jobseekers with a recent on-campus visit to Beacon College. OUC has announced plans to offer internships to Beacon College students this semester. The OUC team, led by diversity specialist recruiter Emily Leon, conducted a 90-minute presentation on February 7. The program introduced about 20 students to OUC, the second largest municipal utility in Florida and 14th largest municipal in the nation.

Beacon Students Selected to Present Findings at International Conference

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Beacon Students Psychology Honor

Two Beacon College students are psyched about presenting their research that was accepted for an international conference on social studies this week at a regional university. Cassandra Bergman and Sarah Blanchard will exhibit poster presentations at the International Society of the Social Studies Conference at University of Central Florida February 22-23 featuring research each completed […]

Legislative Learning Takes Beacon Students To Tallahassee

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ICUF-Students-Tallahassee

Mr. Smith went to Washington. Last month two Beacon students went to Tallahassee. While there, they, like Mr. Smith, too learned something about how the political machine’s gears are greased. ICUF Dr Hagerty and StudentsAry Brown and Samantha Chavez traveled to the state capital for a birds-eye view of grassroots lobbying as part of the annual caravan of students selected as Presidential Fellows to represent schools that are part of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF).

Tour de Beacon

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Cycling - Team Beacon

Ten intrepid cyclists will put Beacon’s pride on the line — and their endurance to the test — Saturday as they participate in The Villages Regional Hospital Auxiliary Foundation’s 3rd annual Hearts for Our Hospital Big Bike Challenge. The Big Bike Challenge is a fundraiser and is a ride not a race. Tomorrow morning, Team […]

Equitable Economy Crusader Searches Beacon Campus for Talent

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United for a fair economy

The recruiting game is heating up at Beacon College. Recently, another out-of-state organization came calling on campus looking for prospective interns. United for a Fair Economy (UFE), a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit group that supports social movements working for a resilient, sustainable, and equitable economy, graced Beacon’s Leesburg campus for two days in late October as […]