Runners Navigate a Fast, Furious — and Philanthropic — Finish at First Beacon 5K

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Sixty-six minutes after racers dashed from the starting line, the last racer crossed the finish line at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, Fla. closing the book on the inaugural Beacon College Navigators 5K Run/Walk, a fun and fast-paced affair slowed only by Hurricane Matthew. Originally, scheduled for October 2016 in conjunction with Beacon’s Parents Weekend, Hurricane Matthew and its aftermath put a damper on those plans.

School officials staged the race to raise funds both for the college’s intramural sports program and also to help fund the Mitchell Pospyhalla Memorial Scholarship.

Beacon Spotlight: Harkin International Disability Employment Summit

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Tom Harkin Summit

U.S. Census figures reveal that nearly 1 in 5 Americans live with a disability. However, disability doesn’t respect boundaries. One billion people — or 15 percent of the world’s population — have some form of disability, according to the World Bank, and disability prevalence soars in developing countries. That reality underscored the recent inaugural Harkin […]

Beacon College Board of Trustees Appoints Three to New Leadership Roles

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LEESBURG — Beacon College appointed three holdover members of its 11-member Board of Trustees as officers: Brian T. Cobb, vice president and treasurer at the Charles F. Kettering Foundation; Sarah Flanagan, vice president for government relations and policy development at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; and Hugh W. Thompson III, retired president […]

Clare Foundation Grant Funds New Beacon College Programs to Bridge Learning Differences

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Beacon College recently received a $50,000 grant from the David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation to defray programs to bolster college educators who teach students who learn differently and to boost career-readiness for students with learning differences (LD) through a residential experience, the college announced Tuesday. The grant allows the college to launch […]

Beacon Club Members Team Up on Thanksgiving for Lake County Families

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Santa and that old sleepy shoemaker relied on tireless (non-unionized) elves. No elves were spotted clocking in at Beacon College this week. Still, the group of altruistic students who banded together for good before classes Tuesday morning proved as industrious. Into a Dodge sleigh, er, pickup truck, members of the Beacon Student Government Association, National […]

Beacon College Receives Significant Grant from New York Charitable Foundation

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Continuing its long philanthropic relationship with Beacon College, the James T. Lee Foundation Inc. recently awarded the Leesburg, Fla. school a $25,000 grant. Since 2008, Beacon College — the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning differences — has received at least a […]

Hurricane Matthew Update – Parents’ Weekend Cancelled

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Update: Friday, October 10, 2016 There are no classes today.  Classes will resume tomorrow, October 11, 2016. Update: Friday, October 7, 2016 – 7:24 a.m. Overnight Thursday, 40 Beacon College students sheltered at Beacon Commons and 30 students hunkered down at the Villages. Meanwhile, 70 or so students weathered Hurricane Matthew at the Student Center. […]