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The Beats: Radical. Rebellious. Relevant?

| Arts
Beat Generation Panel Discussion

Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night? It was an important question Jack Kerouac posed decades ago as one of the luminaries of the Beat Generation’s writers — one that still demands an answer. Come go on the road to join a distinguished panel on March 29 at 7 p.m. at […]

Beacon College Board of Trustees Win Nason Award

| Beacon News, Featured
Beacon College Board of Trustees

LEESBURG, Fla. — The board of trustees at Beacon College is among five winners of the 2017 AGB John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership presented by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. AGB recognized the board for its bold and dynamic leadership weathering a difficult recent presidential transition. Led by former […]

Runners Navigate a Fast, Furious — and Philanthropic — Finish at First Beacon 5K

| Beacon News, Featured
2017 Navigator 5K Runners

Sixty-six minutes after racers dashed from the starting line, the last racer crossed the finish line at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, Fla. closing the book on the inaugural Beacon College Navigators 5K Run/Walk, a fun and fast-paced affair slowed only by Hurricane Matthew. Originally, scheduled for October 2016 in conjunction with Beacon’s Parents Weekend, Hurricane […]

Beacon Spotlight: Harkin International Disability Employment Summit

| Beacon News, Career Development
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

| Faculty
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 […]


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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 […]