Healthcare


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




James Curtis
On June 12, 2016, James Curtis will graduate from Hodges University with a Bachelor of Science in health services administration. There will no doubt be plenty of excitement and celebration as the day unfolds, but for Curtis, the day signifies the coming together and accomplishment of the hard work, long […]

Overcoming Obstacles for a Better Future


Lourdes Araujo
A student in the clinical mental health counseling master’s program at Hodges University, Lourdes Araujo has always been drawn to positions that involve serving others. Setting a goal to earn a Ph.D. in clinical supervision and education and one day become a Hodges University professor, her next steps are to […]

Fulfilling Her Purpose of Helping Others



Student of the Month
Name: Alejandro Sanchez Program of Study: Health Services Administration Semester of anticipated graduation: May 2016 Career goal: Radiology Director/Administrative Role Tell us a little about yourself and your life: I am married and have three small children, ages five month, four and six. My youngest was born with hydrocephalus and […]

January 2016 Student of the Month: Alejandro Sanchez