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Strozzo Photoshops Learning into Teaching Students on the Other Side of the World

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Strozzo Photoshops Learning into Teaching Students on the Other Side of the World

February 6, 2024

During the winter holiday season, Beacon College's Brittany Strozzo served as a teacher for Project Discovery in the United Arab Emirates.

Student News

Dungeons and Dragons Club Explores Renaissance Faire

February 2, 2024

Dungeons and Dragon Club members soaked up the Renaissance Faire gusto as they were captivated by combat and stage shows, sampled faire fare, shopped vendors, and participated in a scavenger hunt.

In The Media

“A World of Difference” Earns Gold in Global Anthem Awards

February 1, 2024

Beacon College’s monthly PBS show “A World of Difference: Embracing Neurodiversity” scored gold (and silver) in the 3rd Annual Anthem Awards.

Beacon News

Service, Passion for Students Highlight O’Toole’s Legacy

February 1, 2024

Marlene O'Toole, an award-winning former Florida lawmaker, education advocate, nonprofit leader, and former IBM manager, passed away.

Beacon News

Sensory Room Latest Supportive Wrinkle Helping Students to Success

February 1, 2024

A new Sensory and Mindfulness Room is set to open this month at Beacon's Counseling and Wellness Center.

Academics

Love of Books Unites Beacon Couple in a Chapter of Romance

February 1, 2024

Beacon College has a handful of married couples working on campus, but to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’re profiling one couple’s extraordinary international tale.

Career Development

Career Center Makes “Big” Investment in Student/Alumni Career Success

February 1, 2024

“Big Interview” is an AI-assisted job interview training tool designed to reduce anxiety and improve outcomes by giving users the opportunity to practice and get immediate feedback.

Alumni News

Hunter Knocks Administration Out the Park with Baseball Farm Team

February 1, 2024

Beacon College graduate Travis Hunter serves as the office administrator for the Oklahoma City Baseball Club, the Triple A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Beacon News

Declining National Numbers Belie Beacon’s Graduation Success

February 1, 2024

Colleges, including Beacon, that invested in expanding their student success services held steady in terms of graduation during covid.

Academics

New Global Ed Programs Takes Students to Land of the Rising Sun

December 8, 2023

A new study abroad program will send Beacon College students to the land of anime, gaming, and technology for 12 weeks starting in February.

Beacon News

Beacon College Honors Rep. Truenow for Championing Neurodiversity

December 6, 2023

Beacon College recently honored Florida State Representative Keith L Truenow with its highest award during a ceremony for his efforts in securing state funding to help neurodivergent Floridians attend the Leesburg school — the nation’s top-ranked college for students with learning and attention issues.

Career Development

New Zoo Internship Affords Student Close-up of Wild Kingdom

December 6, 2023

Anthrozoology major Pierre Bernard interned at one of Texas' largest zoos, providing an experience that gave him practical insights into caring for animals, a better understanding of their behavior, and greater knowledge of zoo operations.

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.

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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.

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College, with Learning Differences

Featured in Campus News. Despite excelling academically in middle and high school, Benjamin Strauss faced challenges due to his learning difference. Yet, his transition to Beacon College, designed for students with learning disabilities, has empowered him to pursue his passion for business management and sports media.

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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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Dr. A.J. Marsden, Associate Professor of Human Services and Psychology

Dr. A.J. Marsden is a former U.S. Army surgical nurse who now serves as an assistant professor of human services and psychology. She specializes in human development, emotion and attitudes, abnormal psychology, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, human sexuality, and health psychology. She has been quoted by Good Housekeeping, The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, Psychology Today, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report, and more.

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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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