Three Beacon College administrators this month moved into new positions.
Beacon College graduates are commanding bigger paychecks and moving up into higher income brackets, according to a new report released in June by the college’s Boven Career Development Center. The Class of 2019 Employment Survey, the latest annual assessment of graduate employment success, found for the first time that most Beacon graduates (56.3 percent) reported […]
As we continue the preparations for welcoming back our students to campus in a new era of safety and precautions, it is not lost on me the recent attention given to the rise in Florida’s COVID cases. While others debate the nature of the rise whether from overcrowded public places, a lack of commitment to responsible social distancing practices, or the availability of increased testing, we at Beacon have been focused on what is transpiring in our region and how it impacts the reopening of the campus for students.
Parents raising children who learn differently soon can look forward each month to a digital safe place through a new Beacon College-produced television program that celebrates, educates, and supports families navigating the journey of neurodiversity from kindergarten through college. “A World of Difference” is a newsmagazine/talk show that will showcase inspirational stories of individuals and families and the trials and triumphs involved with living with learning and attention issues.
For Beacon College humanities professor Dr. William Nesbitt, writing books about legendary B-movie king Roger Corman is like eating Lays potato chips: He can’t stop with just one. In his second outing, Nesbitt serves as an associate editor on Roger Corman’s New World Pictures (1970-1983): An Oral History Volume 1.
Richard Killion, a 25-year veteran of higher education advancement and fundraising and a political strategist for three GOP presidential campaigns, was named vice president of institutional advancement at Beacon College. Killion is charged with providing strategic vision and oversight for the department primarily responsible for the college’s comprehensive fundraising campaign and communications with external stakeholders.
Mr. Smith went to Washington. Dr. Melody A. Duckins hopes to make the short drive to Tavares, Fla. Duckins, the internship and cooperative education coordinator at the Beacon College Boven Career Development Center, has thrown her hat into the ring for the vacant Seat 5 on the North Lake County Hospital Board NW. The growing population of homeless, poor, and uninsured Lake County residents inspired Duckins’ run. “I believe that helping those in need of medical care, especially with Covid-19 on the rise, is an important, necessary, and relevant concern,” Duckins said.
The COVID-19 emergency tested the fabric of Beacon and all American higher education as never before. I believe that we measured up remarkably well individually and as a community united. This letter includes two important announcements: (1) a decision on the summer and fall calendars, and (2) the College’s efforts to enhance academics and our “high-touch” residential undergraduate community.
As many of you know, President Hagerty appointed a task force to examine the impact of COVID-19 on Beacon College and develop recommendations for operating effectively and safely when re-opening the campus this fall. Accordingly, we have developed the following policy which is informed by recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American College Health Association, Sodexo, and the best practices of colleges and universities around the country.
I thought it important to update you on issues that I know are important to students and families, as well as the College’s employees. Gov. Ron DeSantis ended the “Stay at Home” order for Florida residents except for three southern Florida counties. Additionally, Florida’s Phase I “Reopening” of some public and commercial locations commences Monday. The College is in the process of a “soft” reopening beginning Monday, with most of our personnel continuing to work remotely through the end of the month.