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Every picture tells a story – and so do Beacon graduates

Dr. Temple Grandin grabs the mic from Beacon President George Hagerty for a “mic-drop” call to arms to graduates.

By Richard Burnett On graduation day, in which neurodiversity icon Dr. Temple Grandin graced the stage, Beacon College senior Sydni Sugar thought of her late parents, who died before she finished high school. She remembered her battle to overcome learning differences — and how proud they would be of her this day. “While I wish […]

New Beacon Residential Program Gives Struggling Students the “Edge” to Succeed

For students with learning and attention issues, it’s an age-old story: they trot off to mainstream colleges with big dreams (but without the accommodations they need) only to run headlong into bigger problems managing assignments and relating to professors and classmates. Then, the inevitable: their confidence sinks, and they plot their escape plans. Finding the […]

Beacon College Launches $12 Million Capital Campaign, “The Beacon Promise”

Beacon College Intramural & Fitness Center rendering

Beacon College has launched the $12 million capital campaign, “The Beacon Promise,” the largest fundraising campaign in the college’s 34-year history. “The Beacon Promise” focuses on three priorities critical to providing a distinct learning environment for the institution’s growing neurodivergent student population. According to research from the Center on Reinventing Public Education, students and families […]

Beacon Trustee Inducted in University of Central Florida Business Hall of Fame

According to a UCF press release, the “UCF College of Business Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who have demonstrated exceptional professional success in their field. This is the highest honor given to business graduates. It is typically awarded to those who have been in the industry for 15-20 years and have brought recognition to the […]

Beacon Student Presents at Regional Psych Convention

Laney Leichter recently showed off her researching prowess on a big stage last month when she presented research she conducted as a Beacon College student at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her presentation, “EQ and Autism,” focused on the intersection of emotional intelligence and learning disabilities. The research she conducted […]