Butler, a 2009 graduate of Beacon College, started work as a cybersecurity analyst with the Southern Command in 2011. In between, he worked for a Fort Lauderdale telecommunications company as an assistant support specialist. At the Southern Command, Butler started out as an intern and then was hired as a contractor. Soon thereafter, he was brought on as a full-time employee of the government.
Butler had been interested in computers before attending Beacon, he says, but not enough to imagine himself in a technology career. Then he discovered Beacon’s “extraordinary” computer information systems program. “After I dipped into computers, I kept going at it, kept reading, tinkering, taking them apart and putting them together,” he recalls.
The ability to learn with passion, purpose and confidence is one of life’s greatest joys. At Beacon College, we are privileged to accompany students who learn differently on their journey of life and learning. This holiday season, we offer you a digital glimpse into the journey taken by our students who learn differently. Holiday Greetings […]
In his quest to preserve traditional indigenous culture in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Beacon College anthropologist Dr. Stefan Krause returned earlier this month from his stint as a speaker and collaborator at a historic Canoe Summit there. The summit was convened in advance of the 8th Annual Canoe Festival in Yap State, FSM […]
I take time out from packing to compose one of the last newsletters of the Fall 2017 semester from Prato, Italy. Since the last posting we have kept up the pace of our exploration and visited several places worth noting.
We traveled back to Florence to visit the famous Basilica di Santa Croce. Aside from its being a magnificent structure, it is also the burial place for some of Italy’s most famous citizens: Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo, Rossini, Ghiberti and many more.
On November 4 we packed up and left Prato for a 4-day adventure in Rome. This is good practice for the trip back to the U.S. early next month! We caught the train to Florence and transferred to a fast Italo train to Roma. We occupied the better part of one entire car and enjoyed the ride through the Tuscan countryside into the Lazio region. The first order of business was getting checked into the hotel Ghiberti, well-located near the train station and surrounded by restaurants and shops. We did not linger, however, there was much to see and miles to walk.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 — […]
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 […]