Pandemic Or Not, The Learning Never Stops With Project Discovery

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Project Discovery - Dana Manzo

Project Discovery grew out of several multi-day workshops Beacon educators conducted in 2017 for UAE teachers who worked with students with learning differences from kindergarten through college. The Sharjah program mirrors Beacon’s summer immersion residential program, “Summer for Success.” Project Discovery familiarized students with university basics, shared learning strategies, and educated parents about learning differences.

Beacon President Serves on International Disability Employment Panel

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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 […]

2006 Beacon Graduate Finds Helping Others Fits Him like a Glove

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John Paul Grigsby

John Paul Grigsby transferred to Beacon College as a junior in search of a school better suited to teach a student with ADHD. Grigsby’s academic struggles continued, at least early on. Then a professor told the Class of 2006 graduate that the staff at the Lake County college for students with learning disabilities was not going to abandon him. No way, no how. “That turned a light on in my head that [had me thinking], ‘Well, shoot, if they’re not going to give up on me, I can’t give up on myself,’’’ he said.

Letter from President Hagerty on Tropical Storm Eta

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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

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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

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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.