Tour de Beacon

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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 […]

Equitable Economy Crusader Searches Beacon Campus for Talent

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United for a fair economy

The recruiting game is heating up at Beacon College. Recently, another out-of-state organization came calling on campus looking for prospective interns. United for a Fair Economy (UFE), a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit group that supports social movements working for a resilient, sustainable, and equitable economy, graced Beacon’s Leesburg campus for two days in late October as […]

Dell Internships Boot up Computing Opportunities for Beacon Students

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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.

The End of the Road

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Hagerty and Graduate

As teenagers streamed into the Leesburg Boat Club, it was tough for heads not to spin as if on a swivel considering the chocolate fountain, trays of cookies, and other yummies that adorned the banquet spread. Yet, despite the array of sugary treats, Thursday night was bittersweet. It was the last night for students attending […]

Beacon College to Partner with UAE’s Sharjah Center on Educational Programming

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Sharjah

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.

Beacon College Again Ranked in Top 10 “Best Florida Four-Year Colleges”

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Beacon Campus seal flowers 01

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. […]

ADA Architect Sen. Tom Harkin to Deliver Beacon College Commencement Address

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Sen. Tom Harkin

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.