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Beacon College Earns Top Honors from Prestigious College Service

A leading national educational services company moved Beacon College to the head of the class of its new ranking of the best higher education institutions in the United States for collegians with learning disabilities. In its report released last week, Peterson’s, a top academic publisher and post-secondary resource, ranked the college No. 1 on its […]

George Hagerty (suit) and Robert Durand

Durand Park Opens with Touching Ceremony

Beacon College officials dedicated the Virginia and Robert Durand Garden in a ceremony Friday at the new downtown pocket park. The 12,000-square-foot park inhabits what was Palmetto Street in downtown Leesburg and is appointed with drake elms, Brodie cedars, Washington palms, Natchez crape myrtles, and various other flora.

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Professional Visit Days Draws more than 50 Education Professionals

Educational Counselors

More than 50 educators from 17 states were schooled in the Beacon way during the December session of Beacon College’s Professional Visit Day program. The session attracts high school guidance counselors and other educational professionals who visit the Leesburg, Fla. campus to kick the college’s tires to see whether America’s first accredited baccalaureate program for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning differences would be a good college choice for the students they serve.

Beacon Professor’s Book Reveals “Forsaken” history of Never-released “Fantastic Four” Film

Forsaken Book Cover

Beacon College humanities professor and pop culture expert Dr. William Nesbitt delves into one of the weirdest of weird Tinseltown tales in his new book Forsaken: the Making and Aftermath of Roger Corman’s “The Fantastic Four.”

Beacon College Continues its Global Outreach at Sharjah Conference

Sharjah Conference Attendees

Retired U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin addresses attendees at the Second International Conference on Learning Differences at the University of Sharjah. SHARJAH, UAE — Beacon College President George J. Hagerty joined a Beacon delegation as participants last month for the Second International Conference on Learning Differences at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. […]

Beacon Anthrozoology: Host with the Most!

Anthrozoology conference

In July, Beacon College’s anthrozoology faculty served as the local conference committee for the 2019 International Society for Anthrozoology’s annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Dr. Brian Ogle served as the conference chair and facilitated the 18-month planning process. The conference theme was “Animals in the Public Eye: Human Interactions and Perceptions of Animals.”

Beacon Community Mourns Former Student Killed in Military Service

Beacon College mourns the death of a paratrooper and former student who was killed last month in a combat-related incident in southern Afghanistan. Nance attended the Cove School. The K-12 school in Northbrook, IL serves students with complex learning disabilities. Later, he briefly attended Beacon College for the 2015 spring and fall semesters.

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Beacon Senior Views Levers of Power through Congressional Internship

James E. Clyburn and Will Finkelstein

Nineteenth-century German leader Otto von Bismarck Laws had a way with words, particularly regarding governance. Laws, he said, “are like sausages; it is better not to see them being made.” Yet, for Will Finkelstein, having an up-close-and-personal view of the often-messy process of American government was instructive. Finklestein, 20, received that valuable opportunity through a legislative internship this past summer in the Columbia, SC. office of U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn, who as Majority Whip is the third-ranking Democrat in the United States House of Representatives.

Three Beacon Hospitality Students Earn Disney Internships

Three Beacon College hospitality majors were accepted in October into the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World Resort. Jahmir Frank, Alexandra Hegarty, and Christian Lucas in January will join the House of Mouse as participants in the esteemed Disney College Program, said Teri Hunter, Beacon hospitality instructor.

Beacon Student Reps Beacon on TV

Beacon College sophomore Ryan Stauffer promoted the Beacon College experience during his September star turn on “Power Talks with Dr. Joel Hunter” on Good Life 45, a Christian broadcast outlet.

Beacon Student Helps Bloggers Find their Voices through Online Portal

Zamale Chinye

For better or worse, the Internet has democratized sharing ideas and influencing hearts on a global scale at the speed of a mouse click. Zamaie Chinye craved a piece of the action. Rather, Chinye, a writer, blogger, full-time student at Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla., and owner of the creative lifestyle blog ZamaieWrites, wanted to […]

Annual Beacon College Job Fair Offers Career Leads, Networking Opportunities

2019 Beacon College Spring Job Fair

Wrigley Mullen had everything she needed. Dark business suit. A folder stuffed with five resumes. Her go-getter attitude. What Mullen — a senior business technology major at Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla. — didn’t have lined up yet was … a job. She hoped to address that deficiency earlier this month at the college’s Annual Job Fair.