Beacon TV Beams Into American Homes

| Beacon News

“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.

President’s Message on Tropical Storm Laura

| Beacon News, Emergency Updates

Fall semesters in Central Florida bring great weather and can occasionally bring impactful weather. As we normally do, our Critical Response Team is monitoring the development and the path of Tropical Storm Laura. The latest information from the National Weather Service (NWS) emergency management personnel indicate the storm is proceeding on a northwesterly path, slated to pass off the west coast of Florida. We will continue to monitor this situation to determine any impact on our region and will provide any updates should circumstances change or developments arise.

Beacon Student Makes Inroads with Fortune 500 Company Summer Internship

| Career Development, Student News
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.

President’s Message on Tropical Storm Isaias

| Emergency Updates

Having educated students in Florida for over three decades, Beacon is well-versed in the changes in the seasons and, as you know quite well, we are adept at monitoring and planning for any impact potential storms could have on our community. As part of our normal procedure, our Critical Response Team has been closely monitoring the development and path of Tropical Storm Isaias in the Caribbean. The latest information from the National Weather Service (NWS) and emergency management personnel indicate that this storm will produce only heavy rain and wind in our region — and may even bypass us.

Beacon’s Virtual Summer High School Transition Program Delivers Tangible Payoff for Students

| Beacon News, Student News
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 […]

Beacon Experts Go Full Steam Ahead on STEM for Virtual Conference

| Beacon News, Faculty

Several Beacon College faculty members and administrators participated last month in the Postsecondary Day strand of the National Science Teacher’s Association’s STEM 20 virtual event. The Postsecondary Day strand on July 30, featured sessions, panels, and presentations focused on the latest developments and insights on enhancing STEM education.

Beacon Food Services Maven Retires from Sodexo

| People
Sodexo Logo

Margaret Happe, former general manager of Beacon College Dining Services, retired from Sodexo Universities June 30. For three years, she oversaw food service at The Chopping Block and the Navigator Café. “Margaret has been an indispensable and integral part of our company for 26 years and her thoughtful leadership and commitment to excellence will be […]

In Memoriam

| Beacon News

Heather Wohlfeil, a former learning specialist at Beacon College, passed away suddenly in June. Wohlfeil, a licensed speech therapist, served as a learning specialist during the 2018-19 academic year. She is fondly remembered for bringing to campus a “functional art bike” aptly named the “Beacon Bike.”