With Hurricane Irma threatening to ground Florida weekend air traffic, 28 students who form the inaugural class for Beacon College’s “Beacon in Tuscany” global education program took to the road by bus Thursday afternoon on a 15-plus hour trek to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the launch pad for their trip to […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 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 […]
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 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.
Beacon College offers the best program and best value among schools with programs for students with learning disabilities or other special needs, according to new national ranking. Beacon College was rated No. 1 in BestValueSchools.com’s ranking of the “20 Best Value Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities 2017-2018.”
Like an eager mother at Thanksgiving, Beacon College welcomed back to the academic nest many familiar faces during the Third Annual Alumni Reunion weekend. The festivities kicked off March 31 at Via Port Florida where alumni bowled, tested their arcade skills and played catch-up with old classmates. On campus Saturday, campus officials, led by Chelsea Eubank Smith (Class of 2010), director of alumni and parent relations, greeted alumni with goodie bags filled with alumni swag and treated them to breakfast.