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Green Team Cleanup

May 2, 2024

Beacon College students from the Dungeons and Dragons Club and the Green Team worked together at the Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, Florida to give Mother Nature a much-needed scrubbing.

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Theatre Club Explores One-Act Plays

May 1, 2024

The Beacon College theatre Club explored science-fiction and satire in a series of one-act plays that collectively formed its presentation, “Past, Present, Future: A Collection of One-Acts.”

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Clubs Inoculate Students Against Disconnection

March 5, 2024

Even with student clubs shrinking at universities throughout the country, Beacon student clubs thrive and offer students a chance to build community through the various student-led clubs and organizations.

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Dungeons and Dragons Club Explores Renaissance Faire

February 2, 2024

Dungeons and Dragon Club members soaked up the Renaissance Faire gusto as they were captivated by combat and stage shows, sampled faire fare, shopped vendors, and participated in a scavenger hunt.

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Student Finds His Voice Writing, Recording New Song, ‘Overthink’

December 6, 2023

Beacon student Ryan Sleboda wrote and recorded “Overthink,” a song that carries a deep meaning about the anxiety he keeps inside.

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The Force — and Fun — is with Students in Lightsaber Club

October 4, 2023

The idea for the Star Wars Dueling Club came to Charles Dion a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away OK, so actually, the idea struck him as Dion, while considering his college options.

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College Hails the Return of the Beacon Student Ambassadors Program

September 5, 2023

From his childhood years onward, Canyon Mitchell was always a greeter, talker, and leader.


Beacon Student Presents at Regional Psych Convention

April 27, 2023

Laney Leichter recently showed off her researching prowess on a big stage last month when she presented research she conducted as a Beacon College student at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Students Discover how to Pencil in Positivity Through Journaling During Resiliency Event

March 7, 2023

When it comes to mental health on college campuses, the proof that students are struggling maybe more than ever is in the research.

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Beacon Students Pass Out “M&Ms” at Valentine-inspired Community Event

March 6, 2023

With love in the air thanks to Cupid, several Beacon College student organizations sought to amplify the positivity by collaborating last month on a “Music & Mindfulness” event at the Leesburg Public Library.


Beacon Student Delivers Presentation on Ravages of Coral Reefs at International Conference

December 6, 2022

As a scuba diving and scuba ecology instructor, Alex Rhodes has developed a fondness for the beauty land dwellers often don’t see.


Demise of Gentle Giants of the Sea Prompts Research by Beacon Students

October 28, 2022

Beacon College students are studying the manatee crisis as Florida’s beloved sea cows are dying out in record numbers.

Students’ Team-up Cleanup Gives Local Gardens Overdue Tidy Up

Contributed by Shauna Nandkissore

For conservationists, the slogan “think globally, act locally” is a call to action.

In April, Beacon College students from the Dungeons and Dragons Club and the Green Team answered the call by banding together at the Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, Florida to give Mother Nature a much-needed scrubbing.

Venetian Gardens is a nearby green space where students walk the trails, dine at the Ski Beach restaurant, and marvel at turtles, white egrets, purple gallinules, alligators and other Florida wildlife.

It’s also a popular event venue that attracts revelers — and litter. Trash often floats in Lake Harris while discarded Styrofoam white food containers offer stark contrast against the green grass — threatening area wildlife.

Acting locally, student volunteers from the Dungeons and Dragons Club and the Green Team joined forces to organize and recruit classmates to clear the waterways and spruce up the grounds on a recent Saturday afternoon.

“Both groups share a common passion: to help improve the community,” said Shauna Nandkissore, a learning specialist and faculty advisor to the Dungeons and Dragons Club. “Students worked tirelessly in sunny Florida weather with the goal of making the gardens a more enjoyable space for everyone.”

The off-campus team-up cleanup was the latest in a line of events the Green Team has hosted this semester to raise awareness about environmental issues among students and provide opportunities for students to engage in environmental initiatives on and off campus.

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