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.
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 […]
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 […]
Attention Leesburg coffee-a-holics: Beacon College is now brewing Starbucks. Read all about it.
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 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. […]
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 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. […]
Once the last strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” fade from memory, the Class of 2016 faces a less celebratory circumstance. Eight years after America’s economy went off the rails, new college graduates face a still-soft job market — the economic hangover from the Great Recession. The somewhat tempered good news is this: a recent CareerBuilder […]
Justin Warmoth, an anchor on Orlando’s CBS affiliate, WKMG-Channel 6, interviews President George J. Hagerty, Dr. Roz Johnson, Beacon’s first student to earn a Ph.D., and student Sarah Tarlowski about how Beacon College — the first institution of higher learning accredited to award bachelor’s degrees exclusively to students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other learning […]