Hurricane Update – September 12, 2017

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Dear Beacon Community and Families: This morning, the College focused on assessing damage and preparing our buildings and campus to resume scheduled Wednesday, September 13, classes.  With power now restored to all major buildings and residences, we feel confident that we can resume our daily routines. Intermittent interruptions with the internet and Wi-Fi may persist; […]

Hurricane Update – September 11, 2017 12:20 PM

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With the worst of Hurricane Irma behind us, the College has shifted focus to restoring normal operations. As mentioned in an earlier update, electricity remains out in the Woodward Apartments. Repairs are being arranged and contingency plans are in place to support affected students. Off-campus students who left town during Irma and return to power […]

Hurricane Update – September 9, 2017 4:50 PM

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Dear members of the Beacon community and families: My previous messages this week have explained the preparations underway for Hurricane Irma’s Central Florida impact. As of this Saturday morning, all measures are now in place to protect our students and the campus in the expectation of the most severe weather projected (i.e., Category 3 winds, […]

Hurricane Update – September 7, 2017

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Dear Beacon Community and Families: Along with each of you, the College has been tracking the course of Hurricane Irma in expectation of it making landfall in Florida. Our planning has been guided by the regular updates of the National Weather Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the various responsible agencies of […]

Hurricane Update – September 6, 2017

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Hurricane Irma Storm Track - Sept 6 2017

As news reports have affirmed, Hurricane Irma — a massive storm– is tracking towards the Sunshine State. Given that, the College is hoping for the best, but planning for the worst. That involves our necessary preparations for a potentially damaging storm.

To that end: Classes will end at noon Thursday, Sept. 7 and not resume before September 13 (longer if damage and repair efforts warrant). The College’s website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Google+) will provide updates on when classes will resume.

President’s Message on Hurricane Harvey

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Hurricane Relief

We are all heavy-hearted by the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. This epic event hits particularly hard among the Beacon community, as several of our students hail from the Houston area. As are many across America, Beacon is making a financial contribution to the relief efforts. Beyond this institutional commitment, we will provide an opportunity for individual members of the campus community to make a contribution as a supplement to the College’s gift. Our thoughts and prayers are with these students and their families as they deal with the immediate repercussions and long-term consequences of the storm.

Second Annual 5K Benefits Students with Learning Differences at Beacon College

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Beacon 5K - Brienne Sharff

Fitness, fun, and philanthropy will compete neck and neck during the Second Annual Beacon College Navigators 5K Run and Walk October 7 at Venetian Garden in Leesburg, Fla. Last year’s race attracted 126 racers. Only 86 competed in the race, however, after Hurricane Matthew forced the school to shift the race to February. Ortelio Bosch, of Savannah, Ga., the overall winner, completed the 3.1-mile race in 21:50.17. Brienne Sharff, 34, of Eustis, Fla., the fastest female finisher (and sixth-best overall), clocked in at 25:39.42.

Beacon College Makes Land Deal to Bolster Academic Expansion

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Beacon College recently acquired downtown Leesburg property vital to the school’s plans for expansion and upgrading the learning environment for students. On July 10, school officials purchased two lots for $399,000 from George M. Mathew and Lourdes M. Mathew, trustees of the George M. Mathew Family Trust and the Lourdes M. Mathew Family Trust. The […]