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New Global Ed Programs Takes Students to Land of the Rising Sun

Firefly Create a fantasy image of a large group of college students dragging rolling suitcases and large flag of Japan

By Marco Santana A new study abroad program will send Beacon College students to the land of anime, gaming, and technology for 12 weeks starting in February. Beacon in Tokyo is the latest entry in the college’s global education portfolio and takes students for a semester-long engagement in the “land of the rising sun,” a […]

Beacon College Honors Rep. Truenow for Championing Neurodiversity

Rep. Keith Truenow with Dr. George Hagerty accepting the Beacon medal.

By Darryl E. Owens Beacon College recently honored Florida State Rep. Keith L. Truenow with its highest award during a ceremony for his efforts in securing state funding to help neurodivergent Floridians attend the Leesburg school — the nation’s top-ranked college for students with learning and attention issues. The Tavares Republican, who represents Florida District […]

New Zoo Internship Affords Student Close-up of Wild Kingdom

By Richard Burnett In the story of Pierre and Tonya the elephant, a young college student from Florida meets a four-ton African elephant, a gentle giant who is sometimes grouchy, other times, funny and kind. As Pierre learns to care for the creature, they become friends and their lives are changed. That may sound like […]

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

By Gabrielle Russon For the first seven years of Ryan Sleboda’s life, he did not speak. Sleboda, who has autism, communicated only through noises and gestures. He got frustrated. He acted out. His parents, exhausted and worried, did everything they could to help him. That meant he saw different therapists and went to the right […]

Relaxing Amenities and Leisure Helps Oasis Live Up to Name

students playing basketball at the Oasis

By Marco Santana For farmers, autumn is the season of bountiful yields. While there aren’t fields gleaming with amber waves of grain to glean at Beacon College, students longing for an outdoor leisure space with abundant amenities received a bountiful harvest with the opening of the long-anticipated Jack Jones Oasis. The extensive renovation has changed […]