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Horner and Williams Receive Honorary Doctorates

Apr 15

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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.


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.

Student News

Student Finds His Voice Writing, Recording New Song, ‘Overthink’

December 6, 2023

Beacon student Ryan Sleboda wrote and recorded “Overthink,” a song that carries a deep meaning about the anxiety he keeps inside.

Beacon News

Relaxing Amenities and Leisure Helps Oasis Live Up to Name

November 10, 2023

For farmers, autumn is the season of bountiful yields.

Beacon News

Sully Brings Emotional Support to Lighten “Ruff” Days for Students

November 10, 2023

With a little dance, hop, and twisty wag of his tail, Sully the goldendoodle immediately makes friends, melts hearts, and shows unbounded affection for people.


New College Edge Program Offers a Landing Spot for Nontraditional Students

November 10, 2023

A new Beacon College program aims to give incoming students an edge as they transition to life as a Blazer.

Career Development

Testing the Waters at Off-Campus Career Fairs Prepares Students for the Workforce

October 11, 2023

Beacon students attend the Lake County Career Fair and learn about potential career options.


College’s First Class of Athletic Recruits Gives School Hoop Dreams

October 6, 2023

Wade joins the stellar athletes of Beacon’s first-ever recruiting class for its growing intercollegiate sports program.

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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Featured Expert

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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