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Professor Liana Calderin with her family.
When her students experience intimidation or doubt, Professor Liana Calderin encourages them by saying, “The sky will always be blue. Everything else that happens is just bad weather that will pass. When you wake up tomorrow, the sky will still be blue.” As a Hodges University alumna, she is familiar […]

Embracing Challenge to Help Build the Future



Anita Penn Daswani
Surrounded by people who have made a career of helping others, it is no surprise Anita Penn Daswani plans to follow in the same footsteps. Inspired by her mother, who is a teacher, as well as her father-in-law, who is a bereavement counselor, she looks forward to graduation and beginning […]

Finding Her Way at Hodges



Arthur Boyer
At 6 years old, Dr. Arthur Boyer remembers his father stating, “you are going to be educated.” Growing up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, education was an invaluable tool, and for Boyer, his father took education very seriously. Dedicated and studious, Boyer’s passion for French literature did not go unnoticed by his […]

A Two-Week American Journey Turns Into 25 Years


By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D.  In 2016, as always, we are balancing family, school and work. We want to do our best to ensure that our personal environment provides us with positive support. It is difficult to do sometimes because we interact with a variety of people in […]

Five Ways to Create a Healthy Relationship


4 Ways to Avoid Plagiarism
By Brittany O’Neill, assistant librarian in the Terry P. McMahan Library Now that the fall semester is underway, you may have big papers or projects on the horizon. You know that plagiarism violates Hodges University’s Academic Honesty Policy and can have serious consequences, but maybe you are not sure about […]

Proceeding with Caution: 4 Ways to Avoid Plagiarism



There are two types of people in the world: optimists and pessimists. For 77-year-old Hodges student Nic Neumann, life has presented its share of unique circumstances, both good and bad. From escaping Romania during World War II at the age of five to becoming an entrepreneur with an associate degree, […]

Regardless of Age, Nic Neumann is Keeping his Options Open


Social Wellness
By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D. How good are you at building positive relationships? Do you get along with others? Do you socialize and surround yourself with individuals who encourage and support you? The real question you must ask yourself is do you possess social wellness? If you are […]

Three Strategies to Improve Social Wellness


Cynthia Vaccarino
Updated June 19, 2018 To hear Dr. Cynthia Vaccarino speak about working in physical therapy, whether it is in a hospital or classroom, you understand the depth of her passion. As Hodges University’s physical therapist assistant (PTA) program chair, the hard work she puts forth to oversee the rigorous program […]

Cynthia Vaccarino Turns Students into Colleagues