If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”   — Bob Hope
Beacon Senior Serves the People with Congressional Internship
Beacon College senior Will Finkelstein discovered how the legislative sausage is made this summer during his internship in South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn’s office.
So Nice We’re Building One Twice
Beacon College's newest dormitory is coming out the ground. The new residence hall, adjacent to Resnick Alpern Plung (RAP) Hall, which opened in spring 2018, will add more than 90 beds and is poised for a fall 2020 opening.
Professional Visit Days Draws More Than 50 Education Professionals
Beacon College Vice President of Admissions Dale Herold addresses educators gathered for Professional Visit Days.
More than 50 educators from 17 states were schooled in the Beacon way during the December session of Beacon College’s Professional Visit Days program.

The session attracts high school guidance counselors and other educational professionals who visit the Leesburg, Fla. campus to kick the college’s tires to see whether America’s first accredited baccalaureate program for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning differences would be a good fit for the students they serve.

The two-day event, held on December 5 and December 6, featured nine sessions covering the Beacon College model and quality enhancement plan, the learning-specialist model, transitions to the workplace and career development and other topics.
Students Toast Positive Changes in Literacy
Reading is fundamental but for those who don’t read well th e struggle is real. That’s why it’s important to toast the strides big and small that students who are climbing that hill make.

Alive and Kickin’
December traditionally ushers in a spirit of goodwill to all men (and women), but for one night the Beacon community pressed the pause button for the annual grudge match — the students vs. staffers kickball game.

Forty-five students took on 18 staffers in the first game on the renovated Beacon Athletic Field — now with bleachers — and featuring free eats via a food truck and Kona Ice station.

Both squads battled for 60 minutes to earn the championship, but in the end, the student whippersnappers rolled the staffers 27-15.
Beacon Professor’s Book Reveals “Forsaken” History of Never-released “Fantastic Four” Film
As moneymakers go, movies based on Marvel Comic characters are about as sure a thing as a rainstorm the day you wash your car. But 1994’s “Fantastic Four,” produced by B-movie mogul Roger Corman, was the rare exception. Rarer still, the movie was never released. Why? Beacon College humanities professor and pop culture expert Dr. William Nesbitt delves into one of the weirdest of weird Tinseltown tales in his new book "Forsaken: the Making and Aftermath of Roger Corman’s 'The Fantastic Four'" and offers a peek in this Q&A.

Why I Give

Beacon College alumnus Steven Adams explains why he routinely supports his alma mater with his talents and treasure.

Save the Date

Save the dates of March 20-22 for the Beacon College Alumni Reunion Weekend. Join your fellow Navigators for a weekend of networking, reconnecting, and socializing. Stay tuned for more details.
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Jennifer Atkins, author of
"Carnival Balls in New Orleans: The Secret Side of Mardi Gras 1870-1920," pulled back the curtain on the krewes and their rituals during her October appearance for the Beacon Salon Speaker Series.
Michael Tougias, who penned "Above and Beyond: John F. Kennedy’s and America’s Most Dangerous Cold War Spy Mission," recalled a time when America was on the brink with his November Beacon Salon Speaker Series presentation.
Former Beacon College military expert Dr. John Glover resurrected a little-known piece of American history in his November Beacon Salon Lecture Series presentation, “Gallantry at La Grulla: An Incident Lost to Time, but Well-worth Remembering.”
Kimberly Wilmot Voss, author of "Women Politicking Politely: Advancing Feminism in the 1960s and 1970s," presents on her book for the Jan. 22, 2020 Beacon Salon Speaker Series, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of The Villages/Tri-County Area Florida. Free and open to the public, with free heavy appetizers.

Beacon College assistant professor of English and humanities Christopher Irving explores how literature translates to the big screen in his Jan. 29, 2020 Beacon Salon Lecture Series presentation “Pages, Reels, and Us.” Free and open to the public.

"Beacon College: The Unique History of a Singular Institution” explores the college’s 30-year history in 112 pages, chronicling its founding and evolution, its multimodal pedagogy and unique learning-specialist education model, the social fabric, and the college’s global-leaning advocacy and innovation through narrative and personal reflections. ON SALE NOW