College of Education Lighthouse Beacons held their 2014 fall semester Beacon Bite Days during the first week of December. For two days, Lighthouse Beacons greeted students in the halls with plates of cookies and candy canes as well as copies of the finals week schedule. Brief conversations also were held to ensure that students had registered for their spring courses.
Lighthouse Beacons are volunteer College of Education (COE) and Professional Education Unit (PEU) faculty and staff dedicated to providing student support services for all undergraduate and graduate students/candidates enrolled in their COE courses to enhance their academic progress and professional development. Initiated in 2010, Lighthouse Beacon goals include (1) collaborating with student support services at UCA and in Arkansas communities; (2) enhancing academic understanding, course completion, and program graduate rates of all COE and PEU students; (3) expanding the number and professionalism of educators produce by UCA so the educator population is more inclusive of all people; and (4) building stronger bridges with educators in all capacities across the state of Arkansas. Lighthouse Beacons have metal welcome signs with a lighthouse illuminating the horizon hanging next to their doors. For more information about the Lighthouse Beacons, please contact Dr. Nancy P. Gallavan at 501.450.5497 or email@example.com.