With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping prospective students and their families on stay-at-home lockdown, Beacon College’s admissions team borrowed a page from Muhammad. As in, if the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain. In this case, with prospective enrollees unable to set foot on Beacon’s campus for the scheduled April Open House event, the admissions team pivoted to the next-best-thing — offering a virtual open house beamed via Zoom into their homes.
Beacon College Director of Communications Darryl E. Owens’s campaign to boost attendance for the 2019-20 Beacon Salon Speaker Series was recognized during the 2020 Florida Public Relations Association’s Mid-Florida Image Awards. Owens received an Award of Distinction in the Printed Tools of Public Relations division for the Season 3 Beacon Salon Speaker Series brochure. The […]
While others sat marooned at home under COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, Connor Cremo let his artistic muse go for a stroll. The Beacon College senior showed off one of his most recent works in April during the City of Mount Dora (Florida)’s Virtual Art Show. Hosted by The City of Mount Dora Recreation Department, the digital […]
We greet you with the continuing good news that no member of the Beacon community has reported being stricken with COVID-19. The campus remains eerily quiet for this time of year, its stillness only occasionally interrupted by a small staff of “regulars” who perform the essential function of keeping the College well-maintained, clean, and operating. Whenever our collegians and personnel return, the campus will be ready, waiting, and welcoming. We have greatly appreciated the support and patience from students, parents, faculty and staff as the College works through the many complex first-time issues.
Certainly, as we have come to recognize over the past several weeks, no predictive muse has come forth to guide America’s colleges and universities in determining calendars and actions that can move our institutions forward with certainty. Each campus is making the best “real-time” decisions it can with imperfect and often changing data, and many audiences understandably are seeking attention and answers. One thing that has become clear since the March 27th announcement of the potential for a May on-campus “capstone” and a May 30th Commencement is that this scenario will not be realized.
In classic westerns, when their trusty steeds reached the end of the line, cowboys would put Ol’ Paint out of its misery with a bullet to the dome. In a bit of poetic symmetry, Beacon College is putting down its venerable dining facility, The Chopping Block — once a country-and-western themed local haunt, not with […]
When students, faculty, and our support professionals departed campus earlier this month for spring break, the College’s paramount responsibility was assuring that everyone without delay returned home safely. Between March 11-13, faculty, learning specialists, and other support practitioners integral to the holistic nature of Beacon’s academic and developmental experience prepared to deliver instruction and services remotely. Our decisions, then and now, squarely focus on ensuring that our students’ progress aligns closely with the learning experience they would have enjoyed had no emergency occurred.
We want to provide continuing updates on the College’s response to the COVID-19 emergency. Resumed instruction As of today, the College has put into place the essential components of a remote learning experience, including instruction, academic support, and counseling intended to allow students to continue making progress in their academic work. Course instruction formally will […]
The College, through its Critical Response Team, has over the past three weeks monitored, assessed and taken the actions necessary to safeguard our students and employees while maintaining the institution’s academic integrity amid an unprecedented national health emergency. We are glad to share that students and faculty participating in the Anthrozoology program in Puerto Rico […]
Beacon College President with 2019 graduate Cassandra Bergman By Dan Wine Some research suggests that a person who has a four-year college degree might earn roughly $1 million more than someone with just a high school diploma during their lifetime. That’s a pretty staggering number, and for students with learning disabilities a college degree could […]