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Beacon Spotlight: Harkin International Disability Employment Summit

| Beacon News, Career Development, Featured
Harkin Global Disability Summit

U.S. Census figures reveal that nearly 1 in 5 Americans live with a disability. However, disability doesn’t respect boundaries. One billion people — or 15 percent of the world’s population — have some form of disability, according to the World Bank, and disability prevalence soars in developing countries. That reality underscored the recent inaugural Harkin […]

Animalearn Honors Beacon College Anthrozoologist

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Anthrozoology Instructor Brian Ogle

Beacon College anthrozoology instructor Brian Ogle was named 2016 Humane Educator of the Year by the animal-rights advocacy group Animalearn. The award salutes Ogle, who pilots the anthrozoology program at Beacon College — the first higher education institution accredited to award bachelor’s degrees to students who learn differently, and only the second U.S. undergraduate school […]

Beacon Student Artist Awakens Belief in Universal Truths of Human Equality

| Arts, Featured
Chris Padilla Awakening Exhibit

I have a dream. Fight the power. Make love, not war. The volatile 1960s peppered American culture with a wealth of activist and countercultural slogans. Another refrain has gained traction in today’s social powder keg: being woke. “Being woke,” notes Urban Dictionary, means “being aware … knowing what’s going on in the community.”

Beacon College Board of Trustees Appoints Three to New Leadership Roles

| Beacon News

LEESBURG — Beacon College appointed three holdover members of its 11-member Board of Trustees as officers: Brian T. Cobb, vice president and treasurer at the Charles F. Kettering Foundation; Sarah Flanagan, vice president for government relations and policy development at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; and Hugh W. Thompson III, retired president […]

Clare Foundation Grant Funds New Beacon College Programs to Bridge Learning Differences

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Beacon College recently received a $50,000 grant from the David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation to defray programs to bolster college educators who teach students who learn differently and to boost career-readiness for students with learning differences (LD) through a residential experience, the college announced Tuesday. The grant allows the college to launch […]


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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 […]

Beacon Professor’s Critique of Two Poets Published in National Literary Journal

Dr. William Nesbitt applies his critical eye to two volumes of poetry in recently published reviews featured in a national online literary journal. Nesbitt, an associate professor of English and chair of the humanities department at Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla. — the first higher-education institution accredited to award bachelor’s degrees exclusively to students who […]