Beacon Senior Views Levers of Power through Congressional Internship

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James E. Clyburn and Will Finkelstein

Nineteenth-century German leader Otto von Bismarck Laws had a way with words, particularly regarding governance. Laws, he said, “are like sausages; it is better not to see them being made.” Yet, for Will Finkelstein, having an up-close-and-personal view of the often-messy process of American government was instructive. Finklestein, 20, received that valuable opportunity through a legislative internship this past summer in the Columbia, SC. office of U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn, who as Majority Whip is the third-ranking Democrat in the United States House of Representatives.

Three Beacon Hospitality Students Earn Disney Internships

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Three Beacon College hospitality majors were accepted in October into the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World Resort. Jahmir Frank, Alexandra Hegarty, and Christian Lucas in January will join the House of Mouse as participants in the esteemed Disney College Program, said Teri Hunter, Beacon hospitality instructor.

Beacon Student Helps Bloggers Find their Voices through Online Portal

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Zamale Chinye

For better or worse, the Internet has democratized sharing ideas and influencing hearts on a global scale at the speed of a mouse click. Zamaie Chinye craved a piece of the action. Rather, Chinye, a writer, blogger, full-time student at Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla., and owner of the creative lifestyle blog ZamaieWrites, wanted to […]

Annual Beacon College Job Fair Offers Career Leads, Networking Opportunities

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2019 Beacon College Spring Job Fair

Wrigley Mullen had everything she needed. Dark business suit. A folder stuffed with five resumes. Her go-getter attitude. What Mullen — a senior business technology major at Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla. — didn’t have lined up yet was … a job. She hoped to address that deficiency earlier this month at the college’s Annual Job Fair.

Staffers and Students Get Their Kicks in Annual Kickball Tussle

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Students v. Staff Kickball 2019

It’s not exactly the Hatfields vs. the McCoys, but the Beacon College Annual Staff vs. Students kickball game always leads to competition kicked up a notch. This year’s tilt, played earlier this month at the Beacon Athletic Field, proved (between nibbles of pizza) to be another hard-fought, good-spirited grudge match, with 16 staffers suiting up.

Beacon Navigators Take Field to Try to Capture the Flag (Football)

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Flag Football Action

The Beacon College Flag Football Club stormed into Stetson University with high hopes of elevating the team’s fortune. Yet, while Navigators soared and elevated their individual play, Team Beacon fell short in its appearance in the American Flag Football League Inaugural Collegiate Tournament at Stetson University’s Rinker Field in DeLand, Fla.

Beacon Business Student Earns Prestigious Military Summer Internship

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Glenn Popovics

The Village People’s heyday was well before Glenn Popovics’ time, but just as their classic disco tune suggests, the United States Navy wanted the Beacon College junior as a new recruit. Sort of. Come May, Popovics, 21, a business management major from West Palm Beach, Fla., will serve his country and beef up his business acumen during a summer internship at the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program in Orlando.

Reading is Fundamental Now for Beacon Reading Ambassadors

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Reading Students

Dr. Bonni Boschee listens as Beacon Reading Ambassadors address peers. In the 2000 movie “Pay it Forward,” a social studies teacher challenges her class to hatch an idea that would improve the world. One young student takes it on and develops a plan for “paying forward” favors that touches off a tsunami of national kindness […]

Aspiring Poets Stretch Beyond Roses are Red in Beacon Poetry Contest

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Samantha “Lazarus” Humphreys

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. — Robert Frost Two Beacon College students channeled their inner bard in recently earning the top two spots in the fall semester installment of the school’s annual intramural “Poetry Writing Contest.” Samantha Humphreys won the contest with her poem, “Water.” […]