Beacon Students Enjoy Summer Travels Abroad

The latest Beacon Travel Abroad group has just returned from their trip to Central Europe. This small group of students and faculty visited the historically significant and culturally rich cities of Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, and Vienna. As always, each person returned with great stories, memories, and photos from the experience. A few are already looking […]

The King Salman Center for Disability Research Announces Historic Agreement with Beacon College

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – April 27, 2015   The King Salman Center for Disability Research and Beacon College of Leesburg, Florida recently signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Project Agreement, designed to further joint objectives to improve the educational opportunities of students with Learning Disabilities from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. […]

Beacon Celebrates 26th Graduating Class

Beacon College Graduation

On a sunny spring day that matched the joyous mood of the occasion, members of the Beacon College community came together to celebrate Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2015, the College’s 26th graduating class. Forty-four students participated in this ceremony, including ten that had officially completed degree requirements in December. In the days leading […]

Topics: Theories of Personality

May term at Beacon brings with it fresh new courses to explore. This year, Dr. Marsden is teaching the class Topics: Theories of Personality for the summer term. Dr. Perrone brought the idea for this course to Dr. Marsden, who saw the potential and enthusiastically agreed to teach it.  The class fits with her background […]

Never Accept Failure: Learning from Einstein

I’m trying to get in the mood to study for this math test. So far nothing. I open my note book and I start to study and I get bored or tired and close the book. I don’t know if I’m accepting failure or just taking this test for granted. I have all the material right […]

Beacon College Extends Reach to International Audience

Beacon College faculty and staff have been working on developing summer programs that will extend the College’s reach nationally and even internationally. Beginning in the summer of 2015, Beacon College will introduce two new pre-college educational programs specifically designed for high school students with learning disabilities or ADHD. These inaugural programs will be piloted employing […]

Spring 2015 Orientation Sets Beacon Students on the Path to Success

Orientation for Beacon students beginning their college experience with the spring semester began on Monday, January 5th. After a quick check in process, students began moving into, and getting comfortable in, their new college homes. A welcome dinner on Monday evening and a tour and informational sessions held on Tuesday helped acclimate students to their […]

Beacon Assistive Technology Class Creates Own Inventions

Students in Dr. Fleming’s Assistive Technology class had the opportunity this semester to turn their creative concepts into a reality. Using lessons and models from the coursework and textbook, as well as actual requests from fellow students in need of assistive technology, several ideas were formulated and created over the course of the semester. Working […]

Beacon Students Enjoy Diverse Field Trips During Fall Semester

One of the core principles of the Beacon teaching model is that students should have the opportunity for experiential learning. Field trips are a popular way to get students out of the classroom and give them the chance to put their knowledge into action “in the field.” Here is just a sampling of some of […]

Beacon Experiences Shared on Talk Back Florida

On Saturday, August 9th, Beacon College was privileged to have several representatives of the College participate in the radio broadcast “Talk Back Florida” with Lynn Marvin Dingfelder. There were several segments of the show, each focusing on different aspects of the College as well as general higher education options for students with learning disabilities or […]