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Science Comes To The Forefront At Beacon With Three New Science-based Majors

| Beacon News, Featured
Anthrozoology Tools

In response to student interests and global employer preferences, Beacon College this fall unveils three new Bachelor of Science degrees. The three B.S. degrees — approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges — are in anthrozoology, business management and computer information systems. Discussion of new degrees emerged from Beacon College […]

Beacon Educators Tapped to Present Paper at Prestigious Learning Disabilities Conference

| Beacon News, Faculty, LD Research

Lucas Marsden Nance Perrone The Learning Disabilities Association of America has selected a quartet of Beacon College psychology professors to present their paper on students with exceptionalities in February at the association’s annual conference. The Learning Disabilities Association of America is a national confederation of parents, educators and other professionals who create avenues for people […]

Beacon College Beefs Up Majors with Exclusive Anthrozoology

| Beacon News
Brian Ogle, Anthrozoology instructor

Beacon College this fall becomes the second American college or university to offer an undergraduate major in anthrozoology, the college announced Wednesday. Beacon College, the first accredited higher-education institution to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students who learn differently, joins Carroll College in Montana, as the only U.S. schools offering this new field of study. […]

Crossing the Finish Line…

| Summer For Success
Summer for Succes Commencement

The adage tells us that all good things must end. Yet for the 30-plus students who gathered Thursday night at the Leesburg Marina, the culmination of Beacon College’s 2016 Summer for Success program seemed more like a new beginning. Students with learning differences came from across the country and Ecuador who wondered whether they could […]

EZ Does It

| Summer For Success
Summer For Success Pets

If, as artist Barbara Kruger argued, “our culture is saturated with irony whether we know it or not,” Michele Patestides’ “Healthy Ways to Manage Stress Class” was awash in irony. While reviewing previous lessons Tuesday, her half-dozen Summer for Success students dutifully and thoughtfully answered questions. Yet, their hearts and minds were locked on a […]


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 […]

Beacon Historian Studies U.S.’s Brother-Against-Brother Struggle in Pictures

The War Between the States. The War of Northern Aggression. The War of Secession. Whatever you call America’s bloody internal squabble, the Civil War, more than 150 years later, remains a hot topic of debate and romanticism, both for the Everyman and academics. Dr. Christopher Huff, an assistant professor teaching history in the humanities department […]

Beacon Writing Coach Invades World of Tween-Lit with Novel about Aliens

Beacon College students who visit the Robert & Jane Weiner Writing Center for help wrangling the right words for a term paper know Jacob Pinkston as the center’s director. However, he recently added a new title: author. Late last month, Pinkston self-published his first children’s novel, The Ambassador: First Contact, a 105-pager for readers ages […]