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 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 […]

The Beacon College Creepy Carn-Evil Halloween Party

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The Beacon College annual Halloween party took place on Saturday 10/31. The theme of the party was a Creepy Carn-Evil. The party was sponsored by the Housing and Residence Life staff, which was also a part of the Residents Assistants (RA’s) fall semester programming. With the theme being a creepy carn-evil, we offered the students […]

Investing, Not Testing

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In a recent piece for The Huffington Post, Beacon President George J. Hagerty reviews fifty years of education policy that has attempted to create a level playing field for students with a variety of disabilities – including learning disabilities. Looking at the growing popularity of outcome assessments, Dr. Hagerty questions the value of standardized testing […]

Education for Living

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The Beacon promise goes beyond providing a superior undergraduate education; it’s about preparing students to live a life that is fun, challenging and rich with meaning.  In this short video, Beacon President Dr. George J. Hagerty introduces the concept of “the life abundant” and the seven elements that comprise it.

Beacon Fosters Success

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According to an article on, Beacon’s success rate with students who learn differently (those with diagnosed learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, etc.) is nothing short of extraordinary. The article speaks to students about their experiences prior to entering college, at other undergraduate institutions and at Beacon. It then reviews some of the key issues in […]