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Edward Davis
If Edward Davis could choose one word to describe himself, it would be “driven.” From life in the military, to becoming a first-generation college graduate and continuing his educational pursuits in a master’s program, to managing his own business, Davis isn’t afraid of taking on new challenges. Growing up in […]

A Life of Firsts


Professor Anke Stugk teaching in the BB&T Finance Lab at Hodges
A traveler at heart, Anke Stugk is always moving towards the next goal. From traveling throughout Europe, to moving to the United States, to redirecting her focus on advancing her career goals, she is determined to make it to the next step. “If a degree is something you need to […]

Setting Her Goals High


Students and professor in a digital design class.
Creativity is an important part of any career. Possessing the ability to analyze, think outside the box and offer creative solutions are positive skill sets employers seek when interviewing potential candidates. While many individuals hear the word “creative” and automatically think painter, actor or writer, many careers will allow you […]

Visual Communication and Graphic Design: Embrace Your Creative Side



Sean Tran with friends at Hodges University
Everyone knows somebody who is always a pleasure to be around and who is always wearing a smile. This person maintains a positive attitude, is supportive and encouraging, enjoys getting involved and giving back, and believes in making a difference. At Hodges University, this person is Phuc “Sean” Tran. “I […]

Learning to Thrive


Tom Pear at the finish line of a triathlon.
A journalist, professor, athlete and part-time panther, Thomas Pear, who is an assistant professor of digital media and communication at Hodges University, wears many hats. He also has a keen ability to encourage and inspire students, not only as a professor, but also as a mentor. Long before he decided […]

A Man of Many Talents


12 Tips to help you study for Finals.
The semester is winding down and you are almost finished! The only thing standing in your way of an academic break is…Finals.  These tests signify two things: 1) the end of another semester, which puts you one step closer to graduation, and 2) the culmination of everything learned in your […]

12 Test-Taking Tips to Prepare for Your Finals



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


Justin Chait, owner of Gnarly Harley Paddle, LLC.
College is often viewed simply as a time for learning. Students attend class, listen to the professor, read from a textbook and study in order to remember the information. However, a textbook to test learning style isn’t always the most effective way for a student to prove he/she knows the […]

Putting His Plan into Action


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