Professional Visit Days Draws more than 50 Education Professionals

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Educational Counselors

More than 50 educators from 17 states were schooled in the Beacon way during the December session of Beacon College’s Professional Visit Day program. The session attracts high school guidance counselors and other educational professionals who visit the Leesburg, Fla. campus to kick the college’s tires to see whether America’s first accredited baccalaureate program for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning differences would be a good college choice for the students they serve.

Beacon Senior Views Levers of Power through Congressional Internship

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James E. Clyburn and Will Finkelstein

Nineteenth-century German leader Otto von Bismarck Laws had a way with words, particularly regarding governance. Laws, he said, “are like sausages; it is better not to see them being made.” Yet, for Will Finkelstein, having an up-close-and-personal view of the often-messy process of American government was instructive. Finklestein, 20, received that valuable opportunity through a legislative internship this past summer in the Columbia, SC. office of U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn, who as Majority Whip is the third-ranking Democrat in the United States House of Representatives.

Beacon College Continues its Global Outreach at Sharjah Conference

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Sharjah Conference Attendees

Retired U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin addresses attendees at the Second International Conference on Learning Differences at the University of Sharjah. SHARJAH, UAE — Beacon College President George J. Hagerty joined a Beacon delegation as participants last month for the Second International Conference on Learning Differences at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. […]

Three Beacon Hospitality Students Earn Disney Internships

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Three Beacon College hospitality majors were accepted in October into the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World Resort. Jahmir Frank, Alexandra Hegarty, and Christian Lucas in January will join the House of Mouse as participants in the esteemed Disney College Program, said Teri Hunter, Beacon hospitality instructor.

Beacon Anthrozoology: Host with the Most!

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Anthrozoology conference

In July, Beacon College’s anthrozoology faculty served as the local conference committee for the 2019 International Society for Anthrozoology’s annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Dr. Brian Ogle served as the conference chair and facilitated the 18-month planning process. The conference theme was “Animals in the Public Eye: Human Interactions and Perceptions of Animals.”

Beacon Professors Discover Atrocity and Antiquity During Educator’s Summer Program

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Beacon profs

Beacon College professors Drs. Patricia Konovalov and Nicki Nance spent part of the summer studying Greek antiquities and discovering the plight of Greek Jews during the Holocaust as educators selected for Classrooms without Borders. According to its website, the Pittsburgh, Pa.-based organization provides “experiential professional development for teachers through study seminars that take place outside […]

Behind Beacon College Art Professor’s “Capitulation”

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Beacon College assistant professor of art Dustin Boise is a hard-charging soul in his desire to elevate students’ understanding and in his pursuits as a studio artist. Therefore, the one word you’d never associate with him is … “capitulation.” Yet, that word titled his solo exhibition that enjoyed an 11-week summer run at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts in Florida.

Beacon Community Mourns Former Student Killed in Military Service

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Beacon College mourns the death of a paratrooper and former student who was killed last month in a combat-related incident in southern Afghanistan. Nance attended the Cove School. The K-12 school in Northbrook, IL serves students with complex learning disabilities. Later, he briefly attended Beacon College for the 2015 spring and fall semesters.