Beacon Gamers Get their Kicks in eSports

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Rocket League2

Collegians maybe cooped up because of COVID-19 restrictions, but even a pandemic couldn’t bottle up the call of competition. Last month, Beacon College stuck a toe into the e-sports waters as Navigator teams battled for bragging rights against several Florida universities in the “Battle for Florida.”

Power Play: Retired NHL Hockey Champ Shares Secrets for Outskating Learning Differences

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Brett Sopel at Convocation

As the Beacon College Class of 2024 sat in the physically-distanced audience under the big-top near Beacon Hall, former National Hockey Leaguer Brent Sopel quickly skated past faculty on the dais distinguishably garbed in their academic robes and took the podium. “I’m just a hockey player … with a learning disorder. Guest what? I just like you guys,” he said, pointing out at the sea of about 150 faces gathered August 17 for the college’s Convocation.

Beacon Student Makes Inroads with Fortune 500 Company Summer Internship

| Career Development, Student News
Rosealyn Downey

For most people, the name Johnson & Johnson conjures up shampoo that won’t make babies cry or Band-Aids to dress a boo-boo on a skinned knee. Pardon Rosealyn Downey if she now thinks of an American multinational corporation with more than 132,000 employees worldwide, a fixture on Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” and a health and wellness juggernaut that rakes in $82 billion in annual revenue. That’s because Downey has enjoyed a taste of the corporate world this summer thanks to an internship at the health and wellness juggernaut thanks to help from the Boven Career Development Center.

Beacon’s Virtual Summer High School Transition Program Delivers Tangible Payoff for Students

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Alex Morris Wood SFS Session

Alexander Morris-Wood engages with Summer for Success students. For three weeks each summer, the Beacon College campus buzzes with energy, excitement, and youthful sounds as high schoolers who learn differently participating in the college’s Summer for Success program discover what it takes to be a successful collegian in and out of the classroom. Students in […]

Beacon Graduates Bringing Home the Bacon and Moving on Up the Income Brackets

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Canva - Conversation Between Job Applicant And Representative Employer

Beacon College graduates are commanding bigger paychecks and moving up into higher income brackets, according to a new report released in June by the college’s Boven Career Development Center. The Class of 2019 Employment Survey, the latest annual assessment of graduate employment success, found for the first time that most Beacon graduates (56.3 percent) reported […]

Beacon Psychology Students (Virtually) Show off Research Bona Fides After Cancelled Convention

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Anita Rollins at a Beacon Science Fair

When state and national social distancing guidelines closed one door for two Beacon College psychology students fortune opened door No. 2. Isabela “Izzy” Chavez and Anita Rollins had been tapped to present in April research they’d conducted at Beacon Cross Cultural Psychology and Quantitative Research Design classes, respectively, during the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference […]

Virtual Awards Program Salutes Real Leadership on Beacon Campus

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Student Leadership Awards

COVID-19 quarantining stole the proud victory strolls to the podium, but Beacon College student affairs officials determined not to allow the pandemic to steal the moment from deserving students. Rather than cancel the 2019-2020 Beacon College Leadership Awards, the college shifted into the-show-must-go-on mode and took to cyberspace to salute this year’s crop of leaders and staffers.