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).

Beacon’s Ballers are a Slam Dunk for Hoopsters

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Beacon Ballers 2018

When they’re not studying up in the classroom, a certain group of Beacon students are hooping it on the hardwood. Beacon’s basketball club, the Beacon Ballers, are competing in tournament play and barnstorming the country playing Division 1 school club teams. Sports clubs, as opposed to intramural sports, involve students who form a club and […]

Named and Tamed: Beacon Spirit Contest Means a Beast No More

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Name the Beast Contest

The Old Testament book of Genesis chronicles how Adam “gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.” In other words, the beasts. Beacon students, faculty, staff — and some parents too — recently took up a similar, if less overwhelming, task: dreaming up a forename for a student-created sculpture.

Students Get Their Kicks En Route to Kickball Domination of Staffers

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Beacon Kickball 2017

In the latest annual athletic battle royal pitting Beacon College students versus staffers, both sides got their kicks. In the end, however, youth was served — and, in current parlance, staffers got served — as students beat staffers 19-11 in the Students vs. Staff Kickball game. The game, played, December 14, was the first night […]

Beacon College Students’ Research To Be Included In Psychological Association E-Book

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Matt Czachur

Research that a Beacon College student and a recent graduate presented this spring at a prestigious psychological conference will be collected in the organization’s edited electronic book, the group recently announced. The distinction goes to Matt Czachur, a senior, and Venus Beulah, a spring 2017 graduate, said Dr. A.J. Marsden, assistant professor of human services […]

Beacon College Names 2017-18 ICUF Presidential Fellows

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Two students with diverse backgrounds will learn grassroots lobbying while representing Beacon College as the school’s 2017-18 ICUF Presidential Fellows. Ary Brown and Samantha R. Chavez were tapped from pool of candidates to represent Beacon College in the statewide program. The Presidential Fellows program is a campaign of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida […]

Beacon College Frees Teens’ Inner Picasso with Second Annual Art Fest

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Arts Festival 2017 Hands

LEESBURG, FL — Even as American schools focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), Beacon College is STEAMing ahead with engaging Lake County students in artistic expression and highlighting the college’s budding artists with the school’s Second Annual Beacon College Arts Festival. After a one-year absence, the festival — which debuted in 2015 — […]

Beacon College Student Researchers Share Findings at National Psychology Conference

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Venus Beulah and Matt Czachur

On April 6, Venus Beulah and Matt Czachur shared research they conducted in Dr. A.J. Marsden’s “Research Design” course and had submitted for consideration for the conference. Judges selected their work — which was featured during the conference’s opening ceremonies — from almost 500 research submissions that included not only undergraduate and graduate students, but […]

Beacon Students Channel Service above Self with Launch of Rotaract Club

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Alexndra Lee

For three years, Keri Jo Phillips, Beacon’s director of development, has been a member of the Lake County Golden Triangle club and now serves on its board of directors as youth services director. Chartering a Rotaract club at the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students who learn differently “was a logical expectation and (Beacon President George) Hagerty thought it was a great idea,” Phillips says.