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Beacon Learning Specialists Play Big Role Helping Students Connect

male student checking in at desk for learning specialist appointment

The Center for Student Success is the home base for Beacon learning specialists. By Gabrielle Russon Whenever a freshman walks into learning specialist Melissa Mayor’s office, she shares a piece of herself, like how she is a sports fan or grew up in a military family — anything to build trust. “The connection starts the […]

Beacon May Grow Role on Global Stage with Potential UAE Partnership

President George Hagerty and Dr. Oksana Hagerty attend the third Learning Difficulties Conference in Sharjah. By Richard Burnett More than five years since its work in the United Arab Emirates began, Beacon College has opened a new chapter in its partnership with that country’s leading advocacy group for students with learning differences, President Dr. George […]

Beacon Alum and Professor Share Tragedy and Triumph in New Musical

By Richard Burnett A decade ago, Remy Partlow’s family in Alaska was in crisis. Abandoned by the father, their mother suffered from bipolar depression and Remy wrestled with autism. Later, trapped in an abusive relationship, Remy fled 4,000 miles to Central Florida, escaping a violent, drug-addicted boyfriend. Today, the pain of those days has gradually […]

Career Center Aims to Reach and Equip Earlier Marketable Prospects

Boosted by a new and improved headquarters, Beacon College’s Juan & Lisa Jones Center for Career Preparation has launched a wide-ranging outreach program this school year, powered by a growing career advisory team housed in its expanded, tech-enhanced facilities.

Beacon Alumnus Maya Crosses the (Finish) Line in NY Marathon

Daniel Maya Marathoner

Daniel Maya was supposed to be in Hawaii, running his first marathon with a landscape of beautiful beaches behind him. But this was 2020. The pandemic trashed plans for anyone who had vacations or big goals.  Instead of running in Hawaii, Maya’s race became a virtual one.  The then-Beacon College student ran 26.2 miles in his neighborhood back in his hometown of Westport, Connecticut. He completed the same four-mile loop over and over while his parents cheered him on and passed out Gatorade.