We’re very pleased to announce that Beacon College was featured in a USA Today article this month. Please visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/10/learning-disability-college-beacon/3913105/for the story. In this article, Dr. Shelly Chandler explained the mission of the College and the necessity for such an institution to be available to serve the unique needs of our population. She expressed an understanding of the difficulties our students have endured as well as the passion felt by everyone in the staff and faculty for helping students achieve their goals. Alumna Chelsea Eubank and current student Brett Daly provided insight into what it’s like to be a student in an environment where someone with learning disabilities is treated as different versus being a student at Beacon, where the emphasis is on learning how to develop their weaknesses and transform them into strengths. They relayed their experiences in a sincere and motivating manner. All three of these important members of our community had excellent quotes that succinctly captured the spirit of Beacon.
This article provided great attention for Beacon, as evidenced by the response on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. It was a great note to end the semester on, and we look forward to publicizing more press coverage in the future!
~ Gretchen Dreimiller