Investing, Not Testing

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In a recent piece for The Huffington Post, Beacon President George J. Hagerty reviews fifty years of education policy that has attempted to create a level playing field for students with a variety of disabilities – including learning disabilities. Looking at the growing popularity of outcome assessments, Dr. Hagerty questions the value of standardized testing […]

Education for Living

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The Beacon promise goes beyond providing a superior undergraduate education; it’s about preparing students to live a life that is fun, challenging and rich with meaning.  In this short video, Beacon President Dr. George J. Hagerty introduces the concept of “the life abundant” and the seven elements that comprise it.

Beacon Fosters Success

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According to an article on, Beacon’s success rate with students who learn differently (those with diagnosed learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, etc.) is nothing short of extraordinary. The article speaks to students about their experiences prior to entering college, at other undergraduate institutions and at Beacon. It then reviews some of the key issues in […]

Salutatorian Discovered ADHD As Adult

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Daniel Bordenkircher, Beacon College Class of 2015 Human Services & Psychology graduate and class salutatorian, traveled a unique path to academic success. Dan has been a resident of Leesburg for more than 30 years and, while he was aware of Beacon’s mission, he never considered it an option for his own college education, until he […]

Fit for Success

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According to Dr. George J. Hagerty, “There is a significant distance for most students and families between the promise of American special education and the reality of our outcomes.” Dr. Hagerty presents this viewpoint in “Parents, Education – and Students Who Learn Differently,” a blog feature on In the piece, Dr. Hagerty discusses the […]

Meet the ADDA Preconference Student Panelists


Beacon College is proud to be offering several pre-conference sessions at ADDA’s 15th International Adult AD/HD Conference. In one of these, a panel of current Beacon students and recent graduates will be candidly discussing their experiences navigating the undergraduate environment as people with ADHD. Learn a little more about our student panelists:       […]