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Project Discovery

Beacon College Continues Global Leadership on Learning Differences

On the heels of leading a successful educator’s workshop in Mumbai on learning disabilities, a six-strong Beacon College team jetted to the United Arab Emirates to run a two-week residential program for college-bound youth with learning differences. “Project Discovery” targeted individuals ages 15 to 22 with learning differences.

Hagerty in Mumbai

Beacon College Stars in Indian Workshop on Learning Disabilities

It was hurray for Bollywood in February as several Beacon College educators took the school’s innovative learning model on the road to Mumbai for an inaugural workshop on learning disabilities for Indian educators. Organized by The Next Genius Foundation, an Indian charitable trust boosts inclusive access to higher education, the LD Workshop 2018 aimed to quench the thirst for tools and classroom strategies of Indian educators who serve LD students.

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Beacon College Communications Director Elected to Community Health Centers’ Board

Darryl Owens

Darryl E. Owens, who serves as director of communications at Beacon College, has been elected to the board of directors of Community Health Centers. CHC directors appointed Owens to the board at their April 26 meeting. Launched in 1972, Community Health Centers is a private, non-profit organization that provides compassionate healthcare services to more than 66,000 under-served children and adults each year local communities that are insured, uninsured, and under-insured.

Beacon College to Confer Honorary Degrees on Disability Advocates at 29th Commencement

Beacon College will confer honorary doctorates on a prominent international advocate from the United Arab Emirates and a former Florida legislator and his wife at its 29th Commencement Exercises Saturday, May 5 for their influential efforts on two continents to enhance the lot of children and young adults with learning differences and developmental disabilities.

Beacon College History Professor Selected for Prestigious Holocaust Seminar

Christopher Huff

Beacon College historian Dr. Christopher Huff recently was selected for the 2018 Curt C. and Else Silberman Seminar for Faculty in June at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Launched in 1999, the Silberman Seminar is an initiative of the museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. The […]

Two Beacon Professors Publish Prose and Analysis in Journals

Dr. William Nesbitt

Two Beacon College professors made their marks in print recently in scholarly and literary journals. Dr. Stefan Krause, assistant professor of anthropology at Beacon College, and Reed M. Perkins, professor of environmental science and chemistry at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina, teamed up on “Adapting to Climate Change Impacts in Yap State, Federated […]

Beacon College President Named to Goodwill’s Board of Directors

Beacon College President George J. Hagerty has been named to the board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc. Goodwill directors appointed Hagerty to the board during its January 29 meeting. In “building lives that work,” Goodwill Industries of Central Florida supports jobseekers in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties with vocational services, youth programs and disability and veterans resources.

Student News

Beacon College Triathlete Competes in the Florida Challenge Triathlon

Constandinos Logus - triathlete

Beacon College triathlete Constandinos “Dean” Logus recently competed in the Florida Challenge Triathlon – The Intimidator as the sole representative of the college. As racer #609, Logus finished 52nd out of a field of 172 competitors with an aggregate swim/bike/run time of 1:03:58.

Beacon Hoopsters Net Competitive Efforts in Weekend Basketball Tourney

Beacon Navigators Basketball

  The Beacon Navigators basketball club was game, however, in its two games this weekend at the 2018 NIRSA Regional Basketball Championship the squad ran into stiff competition. The tournament, hosted by Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga., featured 21 college club teams. The Navigators faced Valdosta State University and Georgia Southern University. Although sophomore […]

Beacon’s Ballers are a Slam Dunk for Hoopsters

Beacon Ballers 2018

When they’re not studying up in the classroom, a certain group of Beacon students are hooping it on the hardwood. Beacon’s basketball club, the Beacon Ballers, are competing in tournament play and barnstorming the country playing Division 1 school club teams. Sports clubs, as opposed to intramural sports, involve students who form a club and […]

Named and Tamed: Beacon Spirit Contest Means a Beast No More

Name the Beast Contest

The Old Testament book of Genesis chronicles how Adam “gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.” In other words, the beasts. Beacon students, faculty, staff — and some parents too — recently took up a similar, if less overwhelming, task: dreaming up a forename for a student-created sculpture.

Students Get Their Kicks En Route to Kickball Domination of Staffers

Beacon Kickball 2017

In the latest annual athletic battle royal pitting Beacon College students versus staffers, both sides got their kicks. In the end, however, youth was served — and, in current parlance, staffers got served — as students beat staffers 19-11 in the Students vs. Staff Kickball game. The game, played, December 14, was the first night […]