Healthcare


Zaklina Stojkoski and Hodges University President Dr. Wortham
Zaklina Stojkoski knows how to take initiative and lead the charge. Considering herself an independent woman, she is not easily discouraged. Instead, she focuses on the positive and possibilities, both of which she uses as motivation for herself and others at Hodges University. Born in New Jersey, she and her […]

A Born Leader


Clinical Mental Health Counseling Hodges University
From published works to years of professional experience in the field, Hodges University’s clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) professors are experts who will provide you with in-depth knowledge and a personalized approach. As with many of Hodges’ educational programs, the learning environment for a clinical mental health counseling student goes […]

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Faculty of Hodges University


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



Clinical-Mental-Health-Counseling Professor
To the young girl facing anxiety, to the man struggling to deal with financial obligations, to the woman desperate to resolve marital issues, and to the couple needing help with their child’s behavior, you are not alone. The struggles of today are real, and the benefits of a degree in […]

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degrees Can Make a Powerful Impact


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


Cynthia Vaccarino
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 pays off when she […]

Cynthia Vaccarino Turns Students into Colleagues



Megan Shoff
In summer 2015, Dr. Megan Shoff, associate professor and vice chair of the biomedical sciences program in Hodges University’s School of Allied Health, experienced a once-in-a-life opportunity. Traveling to South Africa, she was on a boat for six hours each day looking for seals. While this may not seem too […]

Encouraging Students to Take Charge of Their Learning


Experiential Learning
Steven Mintz, executive director of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning and professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, describes experiential education as a type of learning that “is largely an ‘add-on’” in higher education. “These real world, hands-on experiences can give students insight […]

The Value of Experiential Learning in College


Dr. Ali Wolf
Oftentimes, our decisions and actions are influenced by experiences from our past. Whether it is our belief system, the way we clean our homes or the career we choose, these aspects of our lives can be traced back to someone or something. For Dr. Ali Wolf, the impact of a […]

Helping Others by Embracing her Past