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Beacon University Collection (MC 279)

Organizational Information


Beacon College began as a vision of its founder, Dr. Ron Cottle, to return home to Columbus, Georgia to establish a college of excellence which would provide higher education within the context of Christian values. In 1992, on a visit to Florida Beacon Bible College, Dr. Cottle learned that the school was closing and secured its assets, including the name and the library. The campus and facilities of Philips Junior College at 1622 13th Ave in Columbus were purchased in December 1992 and after refurbishing, opened in September 1993 as Beacon College, offering five courses and enrolling 42 students. In July 1994, Beacon graduated its first students. In 2000 Beacon relocated to a 13 acre complex in north Columbus once belonging to Callaway Chemicals. In 2001, Beacon began offering a graduate program and in 2003, a Doctor of Ministry degree. In 2004, the name was changed to Beacon University. The school held its last graduation after 16 years and became affiliated with Light University in Atlanta.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of one small box of catalogs, handbooks and brochures from the school.

1993-2009 1 Box (.3 l.f.)


Provenance

Unknown


Permission to publish

Permission to publish material from the Beacon University Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Beacon University Collection (MC279)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Box 1

Academic Catalog, 1998

Academic Catalog, 2005-2006

Academic Catalog, 2007-2008

Cottle Seminary, 2008-2009

General Catalog and Student Handbook, 1993-1995

Blackboard learning System Student Manual

Yearbook, 1994

Brochures (4)

CDs

Academic Catalog, 2004-2005

Academic Catalog and Student Handbook, 2004-2005

Academic Catalog and Student Handbook, 2007-2008

Folder 1 – Newspaper article –“Final Beacon Class to Graduate”


One black T shirt