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Chandler's Retirement

Jun 12

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Career Development

CIP 2024 Experiences

June 20, 2024

Beacon’s Career Immersion Program is an internship-driven program that places students at Central Florida area businesses so they can experience life in the workforce.


Chandler’s Math Career

June 14, 2024

Dr. Kevin Chandler developed new approaches to teaching math by grouping the students according to ability.


Chandler’s Retirement

June 12, 2024

Dr. Shelly Chandler’s send-off at Beacon was full of accolades — the most prominent being the Beacon Medal, the College’s highest honor and recognition for service to college and community.


Wisdom for Graduates

June 11, 2024

Beacon College graduates took a victory walk in May as the record-setting Class of 2024 took its place in the college’s history.

Student News

Green Team Cleanup

May 2, 2024

Beacon College students from the Dungeons and Dragons Club and the Green Team worked together at the Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, Florida to give Mother Nature a much-needed scrubbing.


Cruise Industry Class

May 2, 2024

Beacon cruise management students boarded Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas and left behind book learning for a three-day excursion into experiential education on the high seas.

Career Development

ICAN Career Fair

May 2, 2024

Armed with strong resumes and stronger resolve, more than 200 Beacon College students converged at the inaugural ICAN 2024 (Internship Careers and Neurodiversity) fair in April with a shared goal: convincing potential employers that neuro-diversifying their workforces adds value.

Student News

Theatre Club Explores One-Act Plays

May 1, 2024

The Beacon College theatre Club explored science-fiction and satire in a series of one-act plays that collectively formed its presentation, “Past, Present, Future: A Collection of One-Acts.”

Beacon News

Horner and Williams Receive Honorary Doctorates

April 15, 2024

Beacon College will confer honorary doctorates on two national learning disability advocates at its Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m. at the Brownwood Hotel & Spa.

Beacon News

College’s Agave Plant Blooming

April 5, 2024

Behind the college’s Anthrozoology building stands a large agave plant that has entered its “death bloom” stage.

Alumni News

Alum Looney Lands Dream Job

April 5, 2024

Beacon alum Ryan Looney lands a dream job writing about entertainment for Collider.


Basketball Program Success

March 6, 2024

Beacon Blazers Basketball builds on a foundation of success and looks forward to growth in the USCAA.

In The Media

Learning Differently

Featured in Florida Trend Magazine.
At Beacon College in Leesburg, students navigate learning differences and disabilities to earn a college degree and prepare for a career.

How to Navigate College Admissions With a Learning Disability

Featured in U.S. News & World Report.
The college admissions process can be overwhelming for any student, but it can be especially challenging for those with learning disabilities.

College, with Learning Differences

Featured in Campus News. Despite excelling academically in school, Benjamin Strauss faced challenges due to his learning difference. His transition to Beacon College has empowered him to pursue  business management.

Best Regional Colleges South Rankings

Featured in U.S. News & World Report. These colleges focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. These rankings are split into four regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

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Beacon’s faculty experts, our unique teaching model, and our students often are featured in electronic and print media because of the college’s expertise in learning differences and other disciplines.

Reporters who wish to interview Beacon College experts or pursue stories about the college should contact the Office of College Communications at (352) 638-9789 or email dowens@beaconcollege.edu.

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