Beacon College officials dedicated Fogg Hall, the nonprofit liberal arts school’s academic hub, during a January 25 ceremony saluting the continuing generosity of The Edward C. Fogg, III and Lizbeth A. Fogg Charitable Trust. The college acquired the 12,000-square-foot storefront space two decades ago to serve as its academic focal point. With the help of generous contributions from the Fogg Charitable Trust, the school transformed the space that houses nearly 90 percent of the college’s classroom and laboratory space and more than half of faculty offices into an educational space with a more traditional college feel.
When Lake-Sumter State College needed a new logo to promote its Kids’ College summer program the school turned its scholastic neighbor. Armed with a broad theme, “Time to Shine 2019,” Beacon College students in Sandy Novak’s fall semester advertising design class took up the gauntlet — with winning results.
In a recent report, the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks American hate groups — found the number of hate groups active nationally rose by four percent in 2017, up to 954 from 917 in 2016. Dr. A.J. Marsden unravels the crazy quilt of hatred in a new book, Exposing Hate: Prejudice, Hatred, and Violence in Action, in which the author Michael Miller cites the Beacon College psychologist.
As much of the world struggles to stem or rehab manmade environmental missteps, Beacon College anthrozoology students traveled to Central America in early January to witness innovative ways that man is making amends to Mother Nature. Eleven students paid to travel to the Republic of Costa Rica on an expedition meant “to provide anthrozoology students […]
The familiar slogan for the eponymous organization that champions childhood literary declares reading is fundamental. Fundamental, but not always easy. Particularly for the students who learn differently and attend Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla., America’s first accredited college or university to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning differences. […]
College graduation is at once an exciting time of accomplishment and a nervy realization that it’s time to navigate the world independently as an adult. Not that everyone is ready to launch. Some 20 percent of college graduates with learning differences and attention issues stumble immediately after graduation in making successful transitions to full independence and to rewarding careers. This reality undergirds Beacon College’s pioneering pilot program, the First Career Community.
Dr. James Fleming was a featured speaker last month at the Association of Higher Education and Disability’s 21st annual Accessing Higher Ground Conference in Colorado leading a session on accessible technology and learning disabilities. Using Beacon College as his launchpad, his hour-long lecture explored the growing need to understand and incorporate assistive technology in education and the workplace.
Student ambassadors Kendall Augustine and Lianne Smith assist guests a recent Beacon Salon Speaker Series event. If visitors have questions, they’re the flesh-and-blood Siri. If visitors are lost, they are a compass. If visitors need a welcoming sign, they are the welcome wagon. They are the navigators in blue (and gold), the face of Beacon […]
Nearly 100 educational professionals from 24 states descended on Beacon College this week to learn more about the school and its pedagogical strategies during the college’s “Professional 2-Day Fly-in” session. The eclectic mix of high school counselors, high school transition coordinators, educational consultants, psychologists and other professionals support more than 15,000 students with learning disabilities involved in the college search process.
Ten Beacon College students grabbed copies of their resumes and attended the 10th annual Florida Blue, Florida Classic Career Expo & Diversity Job Fair earlier this month. The trek was part of the college’s continuing efforts to bolster job opportunities for graduates with learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences.