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Black History Month
February is Black History Month, and it is a time to celebrate the achievements African-Americans have made throughout history. As an institution of higher learning, Hodges University promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural competency, and to celebrate Black History Month, we are highlighting one student, faculty, staff and alumni, who […]

Celebrating Black History Month


Luisaura Fox
Luisaura Fox has a long-standing history with Hodges University, and as manager of English as a Second Language (ESL) Student Services in Fort Myers, she sees herself in many of the students seeking her assistance. Whether it is legal paperwork, a fear of going to college or difficulties in transitioning […]

Reminding Students of the “Why”


Pilar Contardo
As one of the universal languages, English is spoken by individuals of all ages, races and cultures throughout the world. At Hodges University, the English as a Second Language (ESL) program attracts students from various parts of the world who desire to learn a language far different from their own. […]

Learning to Speak the Universal Language



Men in Hodges University Classroom
Updated Sept. 13, 2018 College campuses have seen many changes over the years. Not only are there variations in learning styles and shifts in academic programming to meet workforce demands, but the growing gender gap between male and female students proves that higher education is a continuously evolving entity. Since […]

Mystery Men: The Gender Gap Between Men and Women in ...


Disability Support Blog Post
By Lourdes Araujo, M.S. Registered Intern, Counseling and Disability Support Manager Perhaps there was a time when you felt uncomfortable or inadequate when seeking a job opportunity. You felt you had the essential qualifications, but you still believed there were some concerns that crossed an employer’s mind. Don’t let your […]

Getting a Job with a Disability


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By Jama Thurman, Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH11424, Career Services Manager and Counselor According to the Jobvite Annual Recruiter Survey 2016, 87 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn during the recruiting process. LinkedIn is “the world’s largest professional network with more than 500 million users in more than 200 countries and […]

Why Every Student Should Use LinkedIn



The Gift of an Education
As a college student, the cost of an education can often bring a financial burden. Hodges University understands the challenges of balancing school, work and family that students face when making the decision to earn a degree. This is why Hodges University’s scholarship program is critical to students’ academic success. […]

The Gift of an Education


Dotty Faul
Long before Martha “Dotty” Faul enrolled at Hodges University, she spent nearly 20 years building a career in law enforcement at both the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office and Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. From working road patrol as a deputy sheriff to handling criminal investigations as a detective, Faul has seen […]

Knowing Then What She Knows Now


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As an adjunct professor at Hodges University, Captain Michael Koval possesses 40 years of experience in law enforcement. Continuing his work as inspector for the North Port Police Department (NPPD), he remains an advocate for higher education among law enforcement officers, which is why he devotes his time to leading […]

Setting the Standard for Law Enforcement