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

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Sharjah

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 BestColleges.com. 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 […]

ADA Architect Sen. Tom Harkin to Deliver Beacon College Commencement Address

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Tom Harkin

Sen. Tom Harkin (retired), a primary author and chief Senate sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act, will address the Beacon College Class of 2017 at the commencement ceremony May 6. Beacon is the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students who learn differently. Harkin, who claimed a Senate seat […]

The Beats: Radical. Rebellious. Relevant?

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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

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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

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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 […]