Beacon President Serves on International Disability Employment Panel

| Beacon News

Beacon College president Dr. George Hagerty joined an esteemed collective of global titans of industry in December to explore the “spheres of influence” that can and do improve the personal and work lives of individuals with disabilities during the 2020 Harkin International Disability Employment Summit. Hagerty, who leads America’s first accredited baccalaureate institution dedicated to […]

Letter from President Hagerty on Tropical Storm Eta

| Beacon News

In its wake, the unpredictable Tropical Storm Eta has soaked the Sunshine State as it quickly makes its way out of the state.
The Beacon campus fortunately sustained little impact. Tropical storm warnings for Lake county and the region were lifted at 10 a.m. with the Thursday National Hurricane Center update.

Hurricane Eta Announcements

| Beacon News

If you have been following the weather over the past several days, you’re familiar with Hurricane Eta’s unpredictable path.  Meteorologists with the state and the National Weather Service concur that Eta will produce significant rainfall and tropical winds on the northern two-thirds of the Florida peninsula.  The Beacon Critical Response Team (CRT) convened earlier and, with safety as our foremost priority, the College is taking the following actions — read on for details.

President’s Message on Tropical Storm Eta

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2020’s unusually active tropical storm season continues to keep the Beacon Critical Response team busy. As we normally do, the CRT has been monitoring Tropical Storm Eta, whose meandering path now includes the Central Florida region. Lake County now is under a tropical storm warning, meaning that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 24 hours.

New Jump Start Program Helps Collegians Make Up for COVID Loss

| Beacon News

As Beacon College prepares to launch Jump Start, its new program of online courses for neurodiverse students beginning college at home, Alexander Morris-Wood is not unlike an expectant parent. As the director of transition services and outreach at Beacon, Morris-Wood oversees Jump Start. It’s his baby.

Beacon President Recognized by OBJ as Inclusion Champion

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President Hagerty

George Hagerty was completing his freshman year at Stonehill College in Massachusetts when he was declared legally blind because of a rare eye disease. The news opened a world of possibility. Hagerty has brought that same passion as Beacon College’s president. Hagerty, 67, is among 12 individuals and businesses honored with the Orlando Business Journal’s 2020 Diversity in Business Awards. A virtual ceremony is planned for Oct. 8.

Morris-Wood Recognized as Top Education Leader by Global Innovation Platform

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Alexander Morris-Wood

lexander Morris-Wood has been named a “Top 100 Leaders in Education” by the Global Forum for Education and Learning. Morris-Wood was recognized through a nomination-based award process in which GFEL judged contending programs based on five broad areas: overall reach; industry impact; spirit of innovation; future readiness; and market demand.

U.S. News Recognizes Beacon College as a Best Regional College

| Beacon News

U.S. News & World Report for the first time has recognized Beacon College in the top tier of Southern colleges and universities in its 2021 U.S. News “Best Colleges” regional rankings. In its annual rankings, released Monday, the magazine rated the Leesburg, Fla. liberal arts school No. 31 among the 121 schools ranked in its Best Regional Colleges South category.

Fogg Hall … Towards a Life Abundant

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For many, college provides a reliable springboard to success. Still, success, as tennis legend Arthur Ashe observed, is “a journey, not a destination.” For first-year Beacon College students, that journey begins in Fogg Hall. In January 2019, Beacon College officials dedicated Fogg Hall, the nonprofit liberal arts school’s academic hub, during a ceremony saluting the […]