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. […]

Beacon President George Hagerty Featured in Orlando Magazine

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Catch Dr. George Hagerty, president of Beacon College, the first higher-education institution accredited to award bachelor’s degrees principally to students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other learning differences, in a feature about the college that appears in the October 2016 edition of Orlando Magazine.

Beacon College Cracks Top 10 of “Best Florida Four-Year Colleges” in New National Collegiate Ranking

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LEESBURG, FL— A national college information service recently rated Beacon College among Florida’s Top 10 best four-year colleges or universities in its 2016 rankings. The University of Florida ranked first, while New College of Florida and the University of Miami rounded out the top three. Beacon College — a private, nonprofit liberal arts school with […]