Disability Workshop Introduces Educators to Beacon’s Success Secrets

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Professional Development Workshop 2018

There’s one cardinal rule for magicians: never reveal your secrets. Yet, Beacon College rated the number one school for students with disabilities by BestValueSchools.com last did just that. Beacon faculty, staff, and students revealed the magic behind the liberal arts school’s peerless 70 percent four-year graduate rate for students with learning differences during a workshop for college disability educators.

Orlando Utilities Commission Powers Hopes for Internships

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Representatives from the Orlando Utilities Commission electrified future jobseekers with a recent on-campus visit to Beacon College. OUC has announced plans to offer internships to Beacon College students this semester. The OUC team, led by diversity specialist recruiter Emily Leon, conducted a 90-minute presentation on February 7. The program introduced about 20 students to OUC, the second largest municipal utility in Florida and 14th largest municipal in the nation.

Biking for Bucks

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Beacon Biker Gala

Beacon College faculty and staff put on the Ritz recently while accepting a fundraising trophy at The Villages® Regional Hospital Auxiliary Foundation’s 12th Annual “Hearts for Our Hospital Gala.” Beacon earned the award for securing the largest number of pledges for the 4th Annual Hearts for Our Hospital Bicycle Challenge in November. Team Beacon won the College Challenge Trophy competition in a race that is less concerned with who wins than raising pledges. Beacon retains the trophy for one year — unless the school brings in big pledges again next year.

Legislative Learning Takes Beacon Students To Tallahassee

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ICUF-Students-Tallahassee

Mr. Smith went to Washington. Last month two Beacon students went to Tallahassee. While there, they, like Mr. Smith, too learned something about how the political machine’s gears are greased. ICUF Dr Hagerty and StudentsAry Brown and Samantha Chavez traveled to the state capital for a birds-eye view of grassroots lobbying as part of the annual caravan of students selected as Presidential Fellows to represent schools that are part of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF).

Beacon College Crew Ladles Up ‘Souper’ Volunteerism at Lake County Fundraiser

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Simon Vaz

Every day, one in six Central Floridians wonders whether food will grace his or her dining table that day. In Lake County, some 45,120 Lake County residents wonder just how they’ll curb their too often rumbling bellies. That troubled Simon Vaz. He knew he couldn’t solve the dilemma alone. Yet, by dishing up hearty helpings of chicken noodle soup, Vaz reckoned he could help bring awareness to the hunger that ails too many neighbors of Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla.

New Group of Beacon In Tuscany Students Set Forth

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Beacon in Tuscany Spring 2018

Beacon College bid farewell this morning to the second class in its global education program, Beacon in Tuscany. The program is believed to be the only semester-long study abroad program for students who learn differently. Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida, a nonprofit liberal arts school, is America’s first college/university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily […]

Named and Tamed: Beacon Spirit Contest Means a Beast No More

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Name the Beast Contest

The Old Testament book of Genesis chronicles how Adam “gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.” In other words, the beasts. Beacon students, faculty, staff — and some parents too — recently took up a similar, if less overwhelming, task: dreaming up a forename for a student-created sculpture.

Happy Holidays from Beacon College

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Happy Holiday 2017

The ability to learn with passion, purpose and confidence is one of life’s greatest joys. At Beacon College, we are privileged to accompany students who learn differently on their journey of life and learning. This holiday season, we offer you a digital glimpse into the journey taken by our students who learn differently. Holiday Greetings […]

Tour de Beacon

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Cycling - Team Beacon

Ten intrepid cyclists will put Beacon’s pride on the line — and their endurance to the test — Saturday as they participate in The Villages Regional Hospital Auxiliary Foundation’s 3rd annual Hearts for Our Hospital Big Bike Challenge. The Big Bike Challenge is a fundraiser and is a ride not a race. Tomorrow morning, Team […]