Orlando Sentinel 2014 Central Floridian of the Year donates $10,000 to Beacon College

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LEESBURG, FLA — Understanding Beacon College’s unique nonprofit mission, Harriett Lake, the flamboyant and big-hearted Central Florida philanthropist who has shared her millions to elevate Central Florida, recently pulled out her checkbook and boosted Beacon with a $10,000 gift. Lake, known throughout Greater Orlando as much for her incomparable fashion sense as for her vigorous […]

Congressman Daniel Webster Visits Beacon College

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It’s not every day that a U.S. Congressman graces the halls of Beacon College, but last Friday was one of those rare moments. Rep. Daniel Webster, who represents the 10th District of Florida, which includes Leesburg, visited the campus Feb. 5 to congratulate Beacon’s vigorous campaign to revitalize Leesburg through campus beautification efforts, an effort […]

Support Beacon College With AmazonSmile

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Leave it to Amazon to give you another great reason to buy a copy of Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington online. Through AmazonSmile, you can get a copy of Cokie Roberts’ latest page-turner and give a little something to Beacon College. All you do is visit smile.amazon.com and choose Beacon […]

Beacon Psychology Professor Interviewed For Univision

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Beacon College’s Dr. AJ Marsden counsels readers of Univision’s Papas Y Mamas microsite, started by Latin pop sensation Ricky Martin, about how to overcome the grip of shyness that often holds new mothers back from friendships and supportive relationships that help ease and embolden the motherhood journey. Find the full article here.  

COMPASS Program Highlighted in Orlando Sentinel

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Beacon College Communication Director Darryl E. Owens chronicles in the Orlando Sentinel and OrlandoSentinel.com Beacon’s new COMPASS program and the experience that Gavin Palmer, Beacon’s director of student experience, had with six Saudi students who partook this past summer.  He writes: At Beacon College in Leesburg, the first higher-education institution to award bachelor’s degrees exclusively […]

Beacon Communication Director Participates in Journalist’s Roundtable

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Beacon College Communication Director and former Orlando Sentinel columnist Darryl E. Owens regularly joins National Public Radio affiliate WMFE-Orlando’s Journalist’s Roundtable to discuss current events and blazing issues affecting the Sunshine State. This week the discussion focused on Gov. Rick Scott’s tax-cut plan, “hispandering,” Florida water conversation efforts, the Megaball jackpot and much more. Listen […]

Happy Holidays from Beacon College

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The ability to learn with passion, purpose and confidence is one of life’s greatest joys. At Beacon College, we are privileged to accompany students who learn differently on their journey of life and learning. This holiday season, we offer you a digital glimpse into the journey taken by our students who learn differently. Holiday Greetings […]

Andrew Card Shares Memories of 9/11, Creating a Life Abundant

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Pursuing the life abundant was one key theme of a recent visit to Beacon College by Franklin Pierce University President and former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card.   Over two days, Mr. Card met with Beacon students, faculty and staff, as well as friends of the College and community leaders. In conversational, humorous […]

Beacon Initiatives: Seeking Strength through Partnership

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When, in April of 2015, the Board of Trustees authorized President George Hagerty to enter into an international agreement for collaboration with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Center for Disability Research (KSCDR), a new chapter in Beacon College’s development unfolded: the introduction of selective partnerships that will strengthen Beacon’s distinct mission and culture.  The success of […]