Quick Links

Top News

Horner and Williams Receive Honorary Doctorates

Apr 15

Read Story


Beacon News

Manzo and Morris-Wood Earn Promotions to Vice President

August 3, 2023

Beacon Staff Beacon College promoted Dana Manzo and Alex Morris-Wood in July to vice presidents expanding the College’s programs and services for students with learning differences.

Beacon News

Beacon College Receives $160K Fogg Trust Grant for Fitness Center and Scholarships

August 3, 2023

Beacon Staff Beacon College recently received a $160,000 grant from The Edward C.

Summer For Success

Students Find Success and Themselves During Summer for Success Program

August 3, 2023

By Marco Santana As he reflects on the time spent this summer with prospective Beacon College students, shivers run down mathematics instructor Angel Maldonado’s spine.


For Raines, Winning Basketball Means Taking it to the Hol(istic)

August 3, 2023

By Richard Burnett Brandon Raines has worn many hats in his career in sports and education — from teacher, tutor, mentor, and recruiter to athletic director and coach.

Career Development

Bradley Hopes to Turn Graduate-to-Career Pipeline on Full Blast

August 3, 2023

By Marco Santana Melissa Bradley has a mantra that she has helped spread across Beacon College’s Juan & Lisa Jones Center for Career Preparation.

Alumni News

With book, Alumna Shows How to be “Unstoppable” When Facing Trials

August 3, 2023

By Richard Burnett From a life often marked by angst and pain, first-time author Adrienne Hughes Paul has set her sights on creating a world of encouragement and triumph.


Student Artists Featured in Mason Art Gallery Color Pencil Painters Guild Exhibit

July 5, 2023

By Mary Wymer The Kristin Michelle Mason Art Gallery at Beacon College is hosting a summer exhibition uniting the creative talents of the Color Pencil Painters Guild (CPPG) and promising Beacon College student artists.


Transition Programs Help Defy Trend of Unpreparedness Plaguing Freshmen

June 29, 2023

By Marco Santana When Charles Dion was in high school, he and his family had a tough time finding a school that supported his autism-related struggles.

Beacon News

EdTech Vet Hough Reboots at Beacon as Chief Information Officer

June 29, 2023

By Marco Santana When Brad Hough was studying to be an English teacher in Washington state, he ran into someone in a computer lab who was building interactive multimedia.

Alumni News

New Book Outlines Alumna’s Faith-filled Medical Battle

June 12, 2023

By Gabrielle Russon The age-old advice for writers is to “write what you know.

Career Development

Career Immersion Program’s Extreme Makeover Creates Better-aligned Internships

June 5, 2023

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

Beacon News

Trustee Knopf Earns Prestigious Magazine Distinction

June 2, 2023

Beacon College trustee Jennifer Knopf, Esq. recently was among 23 Central Florida leaders saluted as 2023 Women of the Year Award by Orlando Magazine for their skill as leaders and commitment to building strong communities.

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.


Lighting the Path is Beacon College’s digital newsletter that updates the Beacon community and others with interest in the college’s activities about student successes, alumni news, faculty achievements, and stories about Beacon’s growth, new programs, rankings, and more.

Have alumni news to share? Submit your Beacon College alumni updates, weddings, births, career changes, etc. for consideration in the next issue of “Lighting the Path.”

Media Inquiries and Policies

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.

Connect With Us


Visit Us


Visit Us


Visit Us


Visit Us


Visit Us

Meet Our Team

Darryl E. Owens

Associate Vice President of Communication and Engagement


Mary Wymer

Digital Communications Manager