Dr. William Nesbitt applies his critical eye to two volumes of poetry in recently published reviews featured in a national online literary journal. Nesbitt, an associate professor of English and chair of the humanities department at Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla. — the first higher-education institution accredited to award bachelor’s degrees exclusively to students who […]
The War Between the States. The War of Northern Aggression. The War of Secession. Whatever you call America’s bloody internal squabble, the Civil War, more than 150 years later, remains a hot topic of debate and romanticism, both for the Everyman and academics. Dr. Christopher Huff, an assistant professor teaching history in the humanities department […]
Dr. Nicki Nance, an assistant professor of human services and psychology at Beacon College, discusses outcomes for women whose fathers weren’t around in this NBC Los Angeles article. Read all about it.
Dr. A.J. Marsden, an assistant professor of human services and psychology at Beacon College and former U.S. Army surgical nurse, offers tips to make moving easier for our men and women in uniform in this U.S. News & World Report article. Read all about it.
The best classroom teachers whisk students away on learning journeys. Sometimes even teachers must set forth on personal journeys of discovery. This summer, four Beacon professors — Russell Bellamy and Drs. James Fleming, Christopher Huff and William Nesbitt — obeyed their inner ramblin’ man. From mid-June to early July, the quartet paired off and embarked on […]
Beacon College students who visit the Robert & Jane Weiner Writing Center for help wrangling the right words for a term paper know Jacob Pinkston as the center’s director. However, he recently added a new title: author. Late last month, Pinkston self-published his first children’s novel, The Ambassador: First Contact, a 105-pager for readers ages […]
Lucas Marsden Nance Perrone The Learning Disabilities Association of America has selected a quartet of Beacon College psychology professors to present their paper on students with exceptionalities in February at the association’s annual conference. The Learning Disabilities Association of America is a national confederation of parents, educators and other professionals who create avenues for people […]
Beacon College this fall becomes the second American college or university to offer an undergraduate major in anthrozoology, the college announced Wednesday. Beacon College, the first accredited higher-education institution to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students who learn differently, joins Carroll College in Montana, as the only U.S. schools offering this new field of study. […]
The adage tells us that all good things must end. Yet for the 30-plus students who gathered Thursday night at the Leesburg Marina, the culmination of Beacon College’s 2016 Summer for Success program seemed more like a new beginning. Students with learning differences came from across the country and Ecuador who wondered whether they could […]
If, as artist Barbara Kruger argued, “our culture is saturated with irony whether we know it or not,” Michele Patestides’ “Healthy Ways to Manage Stress Class” was awash in irony. While reviewing previous lessons Tuesday, her half-dozen Summer for Success students dutifully and thoughtfully answered questions. Yet, their hearts and minds were locked on a […]