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Beacon College Continues Global Leadership on Learning Differences

On the heels of leading a successful educator’s workshop in Mumbai on learning disabilities, a six-strong Beacon College team jetted to the United Arab Emirates to run a two-week residential program for college-bound youth with learning differences. “Project Discovery” targeted individuals ages 15 to 22 with learning differences.

Hagerty in Mumbai

Beacon College Stars in Indian Workshop on Learning Disabilities

It was hurray for Bollywood in February as several Beacon College educators took the school’s innovative learning model on the road to Mumbai for an inaugural workshop on learning disabilities for Indian educators. Organized by The Next Genius Foundation, an Indian charitable trust boosts inclusive access to higher education, the LD Workshop 2018 aimed to quench the thirst for tools and classroom strategies of Indian educators who serve LD students.

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Beacon Alum Blazes New Trail as Smithsonian Accessibility Intern

Lindsey Flax now knows more than ever that Google is no joke. With her looming graduation from Beacon College in May, Flax pondered what she would do during the summer and beyond. As a psychology major who minored in studio arts — with an emphasis on diverse learning strategies and art integration-based education practices — […]

New Director Takes Reins at Center for Student Success

Sheryl Nichols

Sheryl Nichols recently was appointed the new director of the Center for Student Success at Beacon College. Nichols, who for the past three years served as an admissions counselor with the enrollment management team, succeeds Dr. Andrea Brode, who retired from the role. The promotion, she said, will allow her to “continue empowering, encouraging, and supporting students and families on their journey towards abundant living.”

Beacon College Invests in Entrepreneurs with Disability Chamber Partnership

Beacon College has forged a partnership with the Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce in support of twin entrepreneurship programs for veterans and for high school students with unique abilities, school officials recently announced. Recognized as the first American college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students with learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences, Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida is a nonprofit liberal arts school.

Talia Diamond

Coping with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and Tourette Syndrome since her elementary school years, Diamond found it difficult to organize her time and didn’t know how to prepare for classes, she says.

But Diamond’s parents didn’t give up on her. After she graduated from that specialized high school, they sent her to Beacon College, where Diamond majored in human services and minored in education and psychology.

“I didn’t know how to study,” she recalls. “The first semester I was there I took a strategies class. They taught me my best way to learn, my best way to study. I never would have known any of that stuffffff without that strategies class. It was unbelievably helpful to me. Every semester I was on the dean’s list.”

Beacon College President Delivers Commencement Remarks at Fletcher School

Hagerty - Fletcher School

Beacon College President Dr. George Hagerty recently delivered commencement remarks at the Fletcher School in Charlotte, NC.

Similar to Beacon College — a private nonprofit liberal arts school and America’s first institution of higher education accredited to award bachelor’s degrees to students who learn differently — the Fletcher School is a private K-12 school for students with learning disabilities.

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Beacon Alum Forges Ahead with Winning Logo Design for Disability Rights Organization

Michael Tabankin

When Michael Tabankin learned the FL-AHEAD (Florida Association on Higher Education and Disability) launched a contest to sunset its dated sunshine logo and swap it for something fresh, he picked up the gauntlet. Drawing on his Beacon bachelor’s degree in web and digital media design, Tabankin went to work on what he hoped would prove […]

Beacon College Triathlete Competes in the Florida Challenge Triathlon

Constandinos Logus - triathlete

Beacon College triathlete Constandinos “Dean” Logus recently competed in the Florida Challenge Triathlon – The Intimidator as the sole representative of the college. As racer #609, Logus finished 52nd out of a field of 172 competitors with an aggregate swim/bike/run time of 1:03:58.

Beacon Hoopsters Net Competitive Efforts in Weekend Basketball Tourney

Beacon Navigators Basketball

  The Beacon Navigators basketball club was game, however, in its two games this weekend at the 2018 NIRSA Regional Basketball Championship the squad ran into stiff competition. The tournament, hosted by Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga., featured 21 college club teams. The Navigators faced Valdosta State University and Georgia Southern University. Although sophomore […]

Beacon’s Ballers are a Slam Dunk for Hoopsters

Beacon Ballers 2018

When they’re not studying up in the classroom, a certain group of Beacon students are hooping it on the hardwood. Beacon’s basketball club, the Beacon Ballers, are competing in tournament play and barnstorming the country playing Division 1 school club teams. Sports clubs, as opposed to intramural sports, involve students who form a club and […]

Named and Tamed: Beacon Spirit Contest Means a Beast No More

Name the Beast Contest

The Old Testament book of Genesis chronicles how Adam “gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.” In other words, the beasts. Beacon students, faculty, staff — and some parents too — recently took up a similar, if less overwhelming, task: dreaming up a forename for a student-created sculpture.