New National Ranking Names Florida’s Beacon College No. 1 Value for College Students with Learning Disabilities

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Center for Student Success

Beacon College offers the best program and best value among schools with programs for students with learning disabilities or other special needs, according to new national ranking.

Beacon College was rated No. 1 in’s ranking of the “20 Best Value Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities 2017-2018.” The website rates universities, colleges, and degree programs for the best return on investment.

Beacon College Student Researchers Share Findings at National Psychology Conference

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Two Beacon College psychology students recently presented research at the prestigious Rocky Mountain Psychological Association annual conference in Salt Lake City, UT. On April 6, Venus Beulah and Matt Czachur shared research they conducted in Dr. A.J. Marsden’s “Research Design” course and had submitted for consideration for the conference. Judges selected their work — which […]

Beacon College Frees Teens’ Inner Picasso with Second Annual Art Fest

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Arts Festival 2017- Hands

LEESBURG, FL — Even as American schools focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), Beacon College is STEAMing ahead with engaging Lake County students in artistic expression and highlighting the college’s budding artists with the school’s Second Annual Beacon College Arts Festival. After a one-year absence, the festival — which debuted in 2015 — […]

Beacon College Triathlete Named to Prestigious National Magazine Scholar-Athlete Team

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Dean Logus

LEESBURG, FL — Beacon College triathlete Constandinos “Dean” Logus Friday was named to Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine’s second-team track and field team as part of its 25th Anniversary listing of Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars. Logus, a junior working towards a bachelor’s degree in studio arts, was selected from more than 1,200 student-athletes […]

Homecoming: Alumni Reunion Recap

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Like an eager mother at Thanksgiving, Beacon College welcomed back to the academic nest many familiar faces during the Third Annual Alumni Reunion weekend. The festivities kicked off March 31 at Via Port Florida where alumni bowled, tested their arcade skills and played catch-up with old classmates. On campus Saturday, campus officials, led by Chelsea […]

Beacon College to Partner with UAE’s Sharjah Center on Educational Programming

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LEESBURG, FL — Continuing its dedication to support students globally with learning disabilities, Beacon College has begun the formal process of collaborating with a prominent center in the United Arab Emirates.   On March 15, Beacon College President George J. Hagerty and Her Excellency Sheikha Jameela Bint Mohammed Al-Qasimi, vice president of the Supreme Council […]

Beacon Anthropologist Presents the Amazing Genius of Yapese Navigators and Canoe Builders at the Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences

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Stephan Krause

LEESBURG, FL — Americans who count the seconds until payday know what it means to be “stone broke.” However, the expression takes on literal meaning on the island of Yap, where huge doughnut shaped stones are still in use as traditional currency in the realm. Beacon College anthropologist Dr. Stefan Michael Krause will explore the […]

Beacon Students Channel Service above Self with Launch of Rotaract Club

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Alexndra Lee

For three years, Keri Jo Phillips, Beacon’s director of development, has been a member of the Lake County Golden Triangle club and now serves on its board of directors as youth services director.  Chartering a Rotaract club at the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students who learn differently “was […]

Beacon College Again Ranked in Top 10 “Best Florida Four-Year Colleges”

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2017 Best Florida Colleges

LEESBURG, FL— For the second consecutive year, Beacon College was ranked among Florida’s top 10 colleges or universities by This year Beacon College — the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students who learn differently — advanced two spots to No. 8. The University of Florida retained the No. […]

Vice Adm. David Brewer III to Speak at Beacon College Alumni Reunion

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Retired Vice Admiral and former Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent David L. Brewer III will share wisdom on navigating life’s straits during Beacon College’s annual Alumni Reunion weekend April 1. Beacon College is the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees to students who learn differently. “The return of our alumni each […]