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Beacon College to Partner with UAE’s Sharjah Center on Educational Programming

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Sharjah

LEESBURG, FL — Continuing its dedication to support students globally with learning disabilities, Beacon College has begun the formal process of collaborating with a prominent center in the United Arab Emirates.   On March 15, Beacon College President George J. Hagerty and Her Excellency Sheikha Jameela Bint Mohammed Al-Qasimi, vice president of the Supreme Council […]

Beacon Students Channel Service above Self with Launch of Rotaract Club

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Alexndra Lee

For three years, Keri Jo Phillips, Beacon’s director of development, has been a member of the Lake County Golden Triangle club and now serves on its board of directors as youth services director.  Chartering a Rotaract club at the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students who learn differently “was […]

Beacon College Again Ranked in Top 10 “Best Florida Four-Year Colleges”

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2017 Best Florida Colleges

LEESBURG, FL— For the second consecutive year, Beacon College was ranked among Florida’s top 10 colleges or universities by BestColleges.com. This year Beacon College — the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students who learn differently — advanced two spots to No. 8. The University of Florida retained the No. […]

Vice Adm. David Brewer III to Speak at Beacon College Alumni Reunion

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Retired Vice Admiral and former Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent David L. Brewer III will share wisdom on navigating life’s straits during Beacon College’s annual Alumni Reunion weekend April 1. Beacon College is the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees to students who learn differently. “The return of our alumni each […]

ADA Architect Sen. Tom Harkin to Deliver Beacon College Commencement Address

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Tom Harkin

Sen. Tom Harkin (retired), a primary author and chief Senate sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act, will address the Beacon College Class of 2017 at the commencement ceremony May 6. Beacon is the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students who learn differently. Harkin, who claimed a Senate seat […]


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Beacon Anthropologist Presents the Amazing Genius of Yapese Navigators and Canoe Builders at the Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences

LEESBURG, FL — Americans who count the seconds until payday know what it means to be “stone broke.” However, the expression takes on literal meaning on the island of Yap, where huge doughnut shaped stones are still in use as traditional currency in the realm. Beacon College anthropologist Dr. Stefan Michael Krause will explore the […]

ICUF Fellowship Gives Beacon Pair Peek behind the Florida Legislative Curtain

Two sophomores will represent Beacon College in the 2016-17 academic year as legislative advocates for the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF). Sarah Willingham and Joshua Waldrop, who both are pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in anthrozoology, will serve as ICUF Presidential Fellows. “Sarah Willingham is a creative, sweet, and kind student who is […]

Internship at the “Happiest Place on Earth” Becomes Dream Come True for Beacon College Hospitality Major

Graham Ling isn’t a Super Bowl MVP riding the roaring current of a celebratory grape Gatorade-cooler shower into the sunset. Football glory or not, the Beacon College senior still can utter the famous catchphrase: “I’m going to Disney World.” A memorable catch didn’t clinch his trip to Disney, but rather his application that caught the […]