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

| Arts
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

| Beacon News
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

| Beacon News

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. […]

Beacon President George Hagerty Featured in Orlando Magazine

| Beacon News
Orlando Magazine Cover featuring Dr. George Hagerty, President of Beacon College

Catch Dr. George Hagerty, president of Beacon College, the first higher-education institution accredited to award bachelor’s degrees principally to students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other learning differences, in a feature about the college that appears in the October 2016 edition of Orlando Magazine.

How Death Begat Life for a Beat Genius: Beacon Professor Explores Uxoricide and William S. Burroughs

| Faculty, Poetry
Dr. William C. Nesbitt

William S. Burroughs is famous for his paranoid novels such as Naked Lunch and being a seminal face on the Mt. Rushmore of the Beat Generation. Yet, Burroughs is infamous for murdering his 28-year-old wife, Joan Vollmer Adams Burroughs, brilliant in her own right and a muse to the Beats. The details of Vollmer’s death […]


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 […]

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 […]