Continuing its dedication to support students globally with learning disabilities, Beacon College has begun the formal process of collaborating with a prominent center in the United Arab Emirates. On March 15, Beacon College President George J. Hagerty and Her Excellency Sheikha Jameela Bint Mohammed Al-Qasimi, vice president of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and director general of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, inked a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to “expand the services provided by Beacon to those with LD that reside in Sharjah, the UAE.
LEESBURG, FL— For the second consecutive year, Beacon College was ranked among Florida’s top 10 colleges or universities by BestColleges.com. This year Beacon College — the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students who learn differently — advanced two spots to No. 8. The University of Florida retained the No. […]
Sen. Tom Harkin (retired), a primary author and chief Senate sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act, will address the Beacon College Class of 2017 at the commencement ceremony May 6. Beacon is the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students who learn differently. Harkin, who claimed a Senate seat in 1984 after serving a decade in the U.S. House of Representatives, was selected by Sen. Ted Kennedy to draft a measure to safeguard the civil rights of millions of Americans living with mental and physical disabilities like his older brother Frank, who was deaf. On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law Harkin’s signature legislation, The Americans with Disabilities Act.
The board of trustees at Beacon College is among five winners of the 2017 AGB John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership presented by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. AGB recognized the board for its bold and dynamic leadership weathering a difficult recent presidential transition. Led by former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, a panel of seven presidents and board members chose the trustees at Beacon College from a record pool of nearly 70 candidates.
Sixty-six minutes after racers dashed from the starting line, the last racer crossed the finish line at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, Fla. closing the book on the inaugural Beacon College Navigators 5K Run/Walk, a fun and fast-paced affair slowed only by Hurricane Matthew. Originally, scheduled for October 2016 in conjunction with Beacon’s Parents Weekend, Hurricane Matthew and its aftermath put a damper on those plans.
School officials staged the race to raise funds both for the college’s intramural sports program and also to help fund the Mitchell Pospyhalla Memorial Scholarship.
U.S. Census figures reveal that nearly 1 in 5 Americans live with a disability. However, disability doesn’t respect boundaries. One billion people — or 15 percent of the world’s population — have some form of disability, according to the World Bank, and disability prevalence soars in developing countries. That reality underscored the recent inaugural Harkin […]
LEESBURG, FL — Beacon College will continue a wave of campus enhancements thanks to an $189,375 grant from The Edward C. Fogg, III and Lizbeth A. Fogg Charitable Trust that will defray an extreme makeover of the school’s academic nucleus, college officials announced Wednesday. The grant will help defray an exterior re-facing of the one-block […]
With the cost to do business in a globalized world ever increasing, even Santa Claus outsources. Fortunately, the jolly ol’ elf found willing workers in Leesburg on the campus of Beacon College. For about a week, Greek-letter groups Lambda Epsilon Omega and Xi Kappa Xi, the residence life team and other staffers were busy elves […]
LEESBURG — Beacon College appointed three holdover members of its 11-member Board of Trustees as officers: Brian T. Cobb, vice president and treasurer at the Charles F. Kettering Foundation; Sarah Flanagan, vice president for government relations and policy development at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; and Hugh W. Thompson III, retired president […]
Beacon College recently received a $50,000 grant from the David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation to defray programs to bolster college educators who teach students who learn differently and to boost career-readiness for students with learning differences (LD) through a residential experience, the college announced Tuesday. The grant allows the college to launch […]