The central point of higher education is to drive us forward, to cause us to think about things in new ways and to take bolder, more considered actions.  In this section, we share some of the ideas that we have found provocative, moving or simply interesting, including:

  • Dr. Hagerty’s personal reflections on people and issues he encounters
  • Speeches and op ed pieces by Dr. Hagerty
  • Pieces by others that have moved, inspired or informed us

Themes  will vary widely, from issues specific to students who learn differently (those with diagnosed learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, etc.), thoughts on higher education in general, creating the life abundant, and profiles of courageous and interesting people.

Return to President’s Page

Latest Posts

Beacon President Talks Learning Differences and Education on Local Public Affairs TV

Dr. George J. Hagerty discusses LD and education on an episode of “Community Spotlight” airing Sunday on Lake Front TV-City of Leesburg’s Channel. Watch it here.

Beacon College Appoints New Senior Administrators, Dean of Students

Dr. Kerry Greenstein

As we have shared, the 2016-17 academic year will be one of continued growth and programmatic advancement.  Over the past three years, I believe that we have all sought to create an academic and institutional culture that is more planned, thoughtful, and deliberate.  Prior to my arrival, the Trustees framed this expectation both in Board […]

Beacon President Hagerty featured on TV’s “Orlando Matters”

Beacon College President George Hagerty goes one-on-one with Fox-35 anchor John Brown on “Orlando Matters” discussing Beacon College and its expertise in educating students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other learning differences. Click here to view the video directly.

President gives the scoop on Beacon and learning disabilities to online news service

Mellissa Thomas of Florida National News, an online news site that targets a minority audience, recently interviewed Dr. George Hagerty about Beacon College, its meteoric growth and the recent congressional briefing. Read more at:

Beacon takes to the airwaves to answer “What’s next” for High-School LD Students

Beacon College President Dr. George Hagerty, Andrew Marvin and a Beacon parent appeared on Paul Louden’s “Theories of the Mind” podcast to discuss the often unanswered question of “What’s next?” for high-school graduates with learning disabilities. Click to listen to the discussion.

Dr. Hagerty Interviewed On WFME Focus On Education

Dr. Hagerty was recently interviewed on WFME’s Focus On Education. Click here to listen.

Video Highlights From “Pursuing the Life Abundant” Dinner Featuring Andrew H. Card, Jr.

On November 5, 2015, Beacon College hosted a dinner for business, government, and community leaders to explore Beacon’s motto, “pursuing the life abundant.”  Former chief of staff for President George W. Bush and current president of Franklin Pierce University Andrew H. Card, Jr.  delivered the keynote address. Watch this video for highlights of that presentation.

Congressman Daniel Webster Visits Beacon College

Rep. Daniel Webster and Dr. Hagerty

It’s not every day that a U.S. Congressman graces the halls of Beacon College, but last Friday was one of those rare moments. Rep. Daniel Webster, who represents the 10th District of Florida, which includes Leesburg, visited the campus Feb. 5 to congratulate Beacon’s vigorous campaign to revitalize Leesburg through campus beautification efforts, an effort […]

Beacon’s Dr. Hagerty and Andrew Marvin go on air to discuss limited post-high school services for autistic students

President George Hagerty and Beacon’s assistant director of admissions Andrew Marvin recently discussed the need to boost autistic services for post-secondary school students as guests of autism advocate Paul Louden on his podcast, “Theories of Mind.” Here’s the write-up in The Paper, an online-only community newspaper serving The Woodlands, Spring,  and North Houston, Texas areas. […]

A Priority without Borders: Empowering Students with Disabilities

Among the manifold benefits of a long life fairly lived are the strokes of good fortune that can be enjoyed.  Over the past decade, two such opportunities have been granted me: the privilege of living and working as an educator on four continents and the advantage and honor of returning to a career path that […]

View All Posts