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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 […]

Oh My! Local Foundation Grant Helps Students Study Lions and Tigers, Bears

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Anthrozoology Class

As a dozen students settled into their seats in Brian Ogle’s Community-sourced Science class, he strolled to the front of class to deliver instructions. “On your [study] packet, I want you to write down the names of arm bones.” Not surprisingly, students focused less on his words than the skeletal appendage he grasped while pacing […]

Mason Gallery Exhibit Explores the Mysteries Behind Mankind’s Many Masks

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Beacon - Mask Exhibit

In her novel, The Rose Society, Marie Lu observes that, “The irony of life is that those who wear masks often tell us more truths than those with open faces.” Artist Lee Clarke long has been drawn to the intriguing correlation between masks used for different purposes and that confluence of truths. Clarke explores that […]

Beacon College Receives Significant Grant from New York Charitable Foundation

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Students at Beacon Hall

Continuing its long philanthropic relationship with Beacon College, the James T. Lee Foundation Inc. recently awarded the Leesburg, Fla. school a $25,000 grant. Since 2008, Beacon College — the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning differences — has received at least a […]

Hurricane Matthew Update – Parents’ Weekend Cancelled

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Update: Friday, October 10, 2016 There are no classes today.  Classes will resume tomorrow, October 11, 2016. Update: Friday, October 7, 2016 – 7:24 a.m. Overnight Thursday, 40 Beacon College students sheltered at Beacon Commons and 30 students hunkered down at the Villages. Meanwhile, 70 or so students weathered Hurricane Matthew at the Student Center. […]


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 […]