Beacon College’s 2014 Commencement Ceremony

Commencement will take place at 10am on Saturday, May 3rd at Lake Receptions in Mount Dora. Graduates should plan to arrive no later than 9am for check-in, photographs, and line-up. A reception featuring a breakfast buffet will immediately follow the ceremony.

Tickets, which are free of charge, are required for the ceremony. Each graduate will be presented with ten tickets. Please note that not every student uses his/her allotted tickets, so any graduate in need of extra tickets should make his/her peers aware of that.

Pat Latham

The commencement speaker will be Patricia Latham, Immediate Past President of the Learning Disabilities Association of America and founding member of Beacon College. Learn more about Latham here.


Schedule of Events

  • April 21st: Graduation Meeting at 2pm in the Student Center.
  • April 22nd: Senior Luncheon at noon in the Student Center.
  • May 2nd: Senior Day at Epcot.
  • May 2nd: Reception for graduating students and families from 5-6:30pm in the Student Center. Please RSVP by April 25th to Keri Phillips in the Advancement Office: 352-638-9768 or
  • May 3rd: Graduation Day!

Make it Social

Share the moment with others in the Beacon College community! Please use the hashtag #BeaconGrad14 for any tweets, Facebook posts, and Instagram photos taken during graduation weekend. The collection will then be created into a story via Storify. If you have any questions or special social media requests, email, and we’ll try to help!

View Instagram Photos and tweets from the 2013 Commencement:



Information for Graduates and Guests

Commencement Frequently Asked Questions


Directions to Lake Receptions

Commemorate the Success of Your Graduate


Buy a commemorative brick to celebrate your graduate’s accomplishment and leave his/her lasting legacy at Beacon! The brick may be personalized with the name of the graduate, along with a special message. Each brick can be inscribed with up to three lines of text, 15 characters per line. The bricks will be displayed in a prominent position on campus as an enduring memento, so they make a great graduation gift!

Buy your brick here.

List of 2014 Bachelor Degree Graduates

Alvarenga, Roberto
Baldwin, William
Barnard, Jason
Bernard, Matt
Bogdanski, Jacob
Callahan, John (Jack)
Clifford, Emily
Crenshaw, Andrew
Daly, Brett
Diaz, Juan
Doloboff Lindsay
Ellison, Jake
Elmonus, Mel
Esses, Norman
Friedman, Jennie
Holz, Josh
Huffman, Daniel
Kornmehl, Tyler
LaChapelle, Charles J.
Minirth, Alicia
Mosak, Ross
Muyale, Anuar
Rasmussen, Rebecca
Reed, Heather
Scipio, Adriyan
Simms, Kaillie
Smith, Samuel Drake
Sweet, Alex
Whitlock, Matthew
Wurz, Kristen
Zysman, Jeffrey

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