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 […]

Science Comes To The Forefront At Beacon With Three New Science-based Majors

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In response to student interests and global employer preferences, Beacon College this fall unveils three new Bachelor of Science degrees. The three B.S. degrees — approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges — are in anthrozoology, business management and computer information systems. Discussion of new degrees emerged from Beacon College […]

Beacon Educators Tapped to Present Paper at Prestigious Learning Disabilities Conference

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Lucas Marsden Nance Perrone The Learning Disabilities Association of America has selected a quartet of Beacon College psychology professors to present their paper on students with exceptionalities in February at the association’s annual conference. The Learning Disabilities Association of America is a national confederation of parents, educators and other professionals who create avenues for people […]

Beacon College Beefs Up Majors with Exclusive Anthrozoology

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Beacon College this fall becomes the second American college or university to offer an undergraduate major in anthrozoology, the college announced Wednesday. Beacon College, the first accredited higher-education institution to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students who learn differently, joins Carroll College in Montana, as the only U.S. schools offering this new field of study. […]

Marsden Joins Orlando Sentinel Stable of 100 Opinion Leaders

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Beacon College psychologist Dr. Andrea “A.J.” Marsden was selected by the Orlando Sentinel to join its prestigious collection of regional thought leaders who opine in print and online in the weekly feature “Central Florida 100.” The popular feature, described at OrlandoSentinel.com as a podium where “Central Florida’s most influential people weigh in on current events,” […]

Beacon Staffer Named Officer of Higher-Ed Disability Group

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Beacon College admissions counselor Sheryl Nichols has been elected secretary of the Florida Association on Higher Education and Disability, the organization announced this week. Nichols will serve a two-year term with FL-AHEAD, the state chapter of AHEAD. The global professional organization’s membership develops policy and champions disability issues on their campuses and throughout higher education. […]