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Beacon Educator Gives Back to Alma Mater and Education through Mentoring

Rosemarie DeJarnett

Beacon College humanities instructor and University of Central Florida alumnus Rosemarie DeJarnett is returning (virtually) to her alma mater for a yearlong mentorship to share hard-won wisdom about educational best practices with aspiring educators. DeJarnett applied and was selected a mentor for the UCF College of Community Innovation and Education Alumni Mentorship Program. Participants guide […]

U.S. News Recognizes Beacon College as a Best Regional College

U.S. News & World Report for the first time has recognized Beacon College in the top tier of Southern colleges and universities in its 2021 U.S. News “Best Colleges” regional rankings. In its annual rankings, released Monday, the magazine rated the Leesburg, Fla. liberal arts school No. 31 among the 121 schools ranked in its Best Regional Colleges South category.

Fogg Hall … Towards a Life Abundant

For many, college provides a reliable springboard to success. Still, success, as tennis legend Arthur Ashe observed, is “a journey, not a destination.” For first-year Beacon College students, that journey begins in Fogg Hall. In January 2019, Beacon College officials dedicated Fogg Hall, the nonprofit liberal arts school’s academic hub, during a ceremony saluting the […]

Rourks Scores Editor Slot with Prestigious Online Journal

Leigh Rourks

Dr. Leigh Camacho Rourks has added a notch on her quill. Rourks, an assistant professor of English and humanities at Beacon College, was named an assistant fiction editor at storySouth. Launched in 2001, the magazine exists to showcase the best fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry from writers from the new south with a focus on promising new writers.

Beacon TV Beams Into American Homes

“A World of Difference,” the Beacon College-produced television program that celebrates and supports the journey of neurodiversity from kindergarten to college, debuted August 2 on local television and in social media. The premiere focused on providing actionable strategies to limit learning losses that students with learning and attention issues potentially faced emerging from the COVID cocoon and returning to in-person learning.

Student News

Beacon Students Learn Job Skills through Career Immersion Program

Career Immersion - Corin

Corin Shields records Erin Chambers for a Beacon Quick Flick as she demonstrates features on the MyBeacon app. Corin Shields stood behind a tripod adjusting the viewfinder of his Canon camera, slowly twisting the lens.   He peered into the eyecup. Then, another slow whirl of the lens. And another peek into the eyecup.   […]

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

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

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

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 […]

New Beacon Anthrozoology Study Seeks to Mellow out Stingray Aggression

Canva - Stingray Under Water

For Dr. Brian Ogle, summer break didn’t mean a break from blinding us with science. Ogle — chair of the Beacon College humanities department and one of the nation’s leading anthrozoologists — assembled a crack quartet of student researchers to help enhance zoological animal management by studying stingray behavior.