Jeppsen: Zealously Advocating for Access for People with Learning Disabilities

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Carolyn Jeppsen

As an attorney, Carolyn Jeppsen is used to fighting for justice. Outside the courtroom, she has used her skills as both a litigator and Mama Bear of a child with disabilities to bring the fight to society. Jeppsen for more than 15 years has served on boards of organizations that champion clients with disabilities. Now as CEO and president of BroadFutures, an organization she, Diana Eisenstat, and Brad Holmes co-founded to champion a more inclusive workforce, Jeppsen is making the case for neurodiversity in the workplace, while empowering young people to succeed.

Students Toast Positive Changes in Literacy

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Literacy Group

For collegians who struggle with Dick and Jane readers, bolstering their reading skills echoes another famous literary couple, Jack and Jill — as in uphill battle. That struggle led a group of students enrolled in reading strategies classes at Beacon College in December to raise cups of chilly lemonade during the Reading/Writing celebration and offer a “toast for change” to mark their strides up that tortuous hill.

Professional Visit Days Draws More Than 50 Education Professionals

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Educational Counselors

More than 50 educators from 17 states were schooled in the Beacon way during the December session of Beacon College’s Professional Visit Day program. The session attracts high school guidance counselors and other educational professionals who visit the Leesburg, Fla. campus to kick the college’s tires to see whether America’s first accredited baccalaureate program for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning differences would be a good college choice for the students they serve.

Beacon College Continues Its Global Outreach at Sharjah Conference

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Sharjah Conference Attendees

Retired U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin addresses attendees at the Second International Conference on Learning Differences at the University of Sharjah. SHARJAH, UAE — Beacon College President George J. Hagerty joined a Beacon delegation as participants last month for the Second International Conference on Learning Differences at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. […]

Beacon Anthrozoology: Host with the Most!

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Anthrozoology conference

In July, Beacon College’s anthrozoology faculty served as the local conference committee for the 2019 International Society for Anthrozoology’s annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Dr. Brian Ogle served as the conference chair and facilitated the 18-month planning process. The conference theme was “Animals in the Public Eye: Human Interactions and Perceptions of Animals.”

Behind Beacon College Art Professor’s “Capitulation”

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Beacon College assistant professor of art Dustin Boise is a hard-charging soul in his desire to elevate students’ understanding and in his pursuits as a studio artist. Therefore, the one word you’d never associate with him is … “capitulation.” Yet, that word titled his solo exhibition that enjoyed an 11-week summer run at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts in Florida.

Beacon Community Mourns Former Student Killed in Military Service

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Beacon College mourns the death of a paratrooper and former student who was killed last month in a combat-related incident in southern Afghanistan. Nance attended the Cove School. The K-12 school in Northbrook, IL serves students with complex learning disabilities. Later, he briefly attended Beacon College for the 2015 spring and fall semesters.

Beacon College Earns Top Honors from Prestigious College Service

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A leading national educational services company moved Beacon College to the head of the class of its new ranking of the best higher education institutions in the United States for collegians with learning disabilities. In its report released last week, Peterson’s, a top academic publisher and post-secondary resource, ranked the college No. 1 on its […]

Beacon College Rates in Top 3 in Two New National Rankings

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Beacon College continued its streak of landing in the top-tier of U.S. colleges and universities for educating students with disabilities as two higher-Ed evaluating services ranked Beacon No. 1 and No. 3 respectively in new polls judging schools with disability programs.

Hagerty Offers Gator Grads Parting Advice at UF Ceremony

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Beacon College President George J. Hagerty challenged graduates of the University of Florida’s College of Public Health and Health Professions to pursue a life and career through which “your reality will be more magnificent than your dreams” during the school’s spring 2019 Graduation Recognition Ceremony.