Tour de Beacon

| Beacon News, Featured
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 […]

Dell Internships Boot up Computing Opportunities for Beacon Students

| Beacon News, Career Development, Featured
Dell Presentation

Computers function using binary code, a base-2 numeric system.

Base-2 seemed apropos recently considering two Dell Technologies recruiters spent two days on campus recruiting a pair of Beacon College students for summer internships at the Texas-based computer giant — all thanks to a Beacon parent paving the way.

“Student will accrue evidence of their abilities, and will make critical professional contacts to use when future employers ask for them,” says Esteban Lopez, director of corporate and academic outreach at Beacon College.

New Anthology Offers Peek into Beacon and Guide for LD Teachers

| Beacon News, LD Research

A new book that is part insider’s guide to Beacon College and part primer on strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities (LD) was recently published. Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities at Beacon College: Lessons from the Inside collects essays from 13 past and present Beacon College faculty, administrators, and learning specialists. The volume surveys […]

President’s Message on Hurricane Harvey

| Beacon News

Dear Members of the Beacon College Community: Recently we have been witness to the tremendous destructive power of Mother Nature. Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Irma in Florida, the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Mexico and now hurricane Maria have devastated many of the beautiful Caribbean islands. The Beacon community includes several students from the U.S. […]

President’s Message on Hurricane Harvey

| Beacon News
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

| Beacon News

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 […]

Global Education Magazine names Beacon College Among Admired Academic Institutions

| Beacon News

Beacon College was counted among a roundup of highly regarded educational institutions in an international education periodical’s inaugural annual listing. The Knowledge Review, a global education magazine and online platform that covers educational resources, courses and learning technologies for students, educators, and universities, named Beacon to its list of “The 50 admirable educational institutions 2017.” “The […]

Beacon Acquires Strategic Plot of Land from Longtime Leesburg Entrepreneur

| Beacon News

Beacon College recently acquired nearly three acres of land near student housing in a sweetheart deal with Leesburg businessman Gordon G. Oldham III. “The development of Beacon College has been influenced by a clear vision and a devotion to the college’s mission by generous donors,” said Beacon President George J. Hagerty.