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Effective Legislators Make it a Practice to Visit Their Constituencies

January 12, 2015

Representative Larry Metz accepted the College’s invitation to see firsthand the importance of Beacon College and its singular mission. After visiting briefly with Dr. Hagerty, Representative Metz had the opportunity to meet with a group of Student Ambassadors, all of whom are residents of Florida. Representative Metz shared his perspective on public services and its […]

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Spring 2015 Orientation Sets Beacon Students on the Path to Success

January 7, 2015

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 […]

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Giving Tuesday Beacon Photos

December 9, 2014

A lot of great photos- some fun and silly, but in support of a good cause- were taken on Giving Tuesday. Check them out! [Show as slideshow] 12► Photos Courtesy of Heather Reed   Social media photos and posts may be viewed on Storify.  

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Giving Tuesday Reaches Beacon College Community

December 3, 2014

On Tuesday, December 2nd, Beacon College joined the global movement Giving Tuesday, becoming a partner to raise money for scholarship funds. It was a day of firsts for the College. Not only was it the first time for Beacon to participate in Giving Tuesday, it was also the first time the College held a phonathon. […]

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Beacon Art Professor Displays Culturally Symbolic Work at ISEA 2014

November 12, 2014

At the end of October, Beacon College art professor Russ Bellamy and artist wife Jordan Vinyard headed to Dubai to present at the illustrious 20th International Symposium On Electronic Art. Their exhibition, titled “Refraction,” consisted of a reflection pool created with oil and water on a marble platform that, with human interaction, turned into an […]

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President Hagerty Reflects on Beacon’s Role Internationally

October 27, 2014

I have had the privilege with Dr. Chandler and my wife, Oksana, to have been hosted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by the Prince Salman Center on Disability. We have been invited as the ambassadors for Beacon College and American higher education in general. Now, on the long journey back from this extraordinary experience, I cannot […]

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Shire Grant Furthers Beacon College Teacher Training Program

June 5, 2014

Beacon College has received a grant of $30,000 from the Shire Foundation to continue funding of its successful Education for Educators program, now about to enter its third year.   The College has completed outreach in the community to promote an understanding of learning disabilities, ADHD, and other associated learning differences through interactive workshops designed […]

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Beacon Students

May 22, 2014

The mission of Beacon College is to offer Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees to students with learning disabilities and ADHD. Learning disabilities (LDs) affect how a person learns to read, write, hear, speak, and calculate. An LD is essentially an unexplained difficulty in acquiring academic skills for someone of average or above […]

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Beacon College Welcomes New Dean of Admissions & Enrollment

January 15, 2014

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dale Herold to the newly created position of Dean of Admissions and Enrollment. Dale brings with her more than 20 years of higher education experience in the field of college admissions, including more than a decade as Vice President for Enrollment Management at Landmark College in Vermont. […]

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Beacon College Featured in USA Today

December 14, 2013

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 […]

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