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.
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 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.
Darryl E. Owens, who serves as director of communications at Beacon College, has been elected to the board of directors of Community Health Centers. CHC directors appointed Owens to the board at their April 26 meeting. Launched in 1972, Community Health Centers is a private, non-profit organization that provides compassionate healthcare services to more than 66,000 under-served children and adults each year local communities that are insured, uninsured, and under-insured.
Beacon College will confer honorary doctorates on a prominent international advocate from the United Arab Emirates and a former Florida legislator and his wife at its 29th Commencement Exercises Saturday, May 5 for their influential efforts on two continents to enhance the lot of children and young adults with learning differences and developmental disabilities.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
In the latest annual athletic battle royal pitting Beacon College students versus staffers, both sides got their kicks. In the end, however, youth was served — and, in current parlance, staffers got served — as students beat staffers 19-11 in the Students vs. Staff Kickball game. The game, played, December 14, was the first night […]