education


Image of "Police Line - Do Not Cross" tape
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


Image of success written in the sand.
Hodges University is home to almost 2,000 students, each with their own story to tell. Many students face struggles every day, whether it is financial, medical, family or work, but each student has something to prove, either to themselves or to someone else. For Jeanette “Jay” Colon, a degree means […]

Succeeding in the Face of Doubt


Hodges University
How Hodges is Changing Lives – One Student, Faculty and Staff Member at a Time Fall has arrived at Hodges University, and students, faculty, staff and administrators are preparing for another successful semester. For members of the Hodges community, a strong sense of Panther Pride exists within the walls of […]

The Impact of Our University



IDS Degree
The decision to earn a degree is not one to be taken lightly. For those with clear-cut career aspirations, there is an added peace of mind in knowing exactly what type of degree program they’re seeking. If you want to be a teacher, pursue an education major; if you’d like […]

What Can You Do with an Interdisciplinary Studies Degree?


Education words on a Scrabble board
There is a special place in Dr. Cynthia Gomez’s heart for at-risk students. A teacher by trade, she has taught students of all ages and grade levels from elementary to high school, making a difference along the way; however, as the director of developmental education at Hodges University, her passion […]

Helping At-Risk Students Reach Their Potential


Frank with ESL students
Imagine you are on a boat in the middle of the ocean with only a handful of people. This is not a leisurely fishing trip or time spent cruising the waters on a nice day. It’s night and everyone on the boat is hoping to reach their destination safely and […]

Building Confidence in the Midst of Struggle



Tyler Dunham and his family
It’s Monday morning at 5:00 a.m. and although his family is still sleeping, Tyler Dunham begins his day by opening his textbooks, studying and preparing for the day ahead. By 7:00 a.m., he’s on campus ready to spend the next eight to 10 hours in class, learning all there is […]

The Pursuit of a Lifelong Career


Types of Adult Learners
Investing in higher education can seem like a no-brainer when you’re fresh out of high school and given clear guidance on college applications. Adult learners, however, struggle with an entirely different set of challenges when considering education later in life. Too often, personal and professional goals end up on the […]

4 Types of Adult Learners Who Have Found Success After ...


Fraud Alert vs Credit Freeze
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University Often there is confusion between a fraud alert and a credit freeze. Many times, I hear people state they have “locked-down” their credit when all they have is a fraud alert. Here is the breakdown to help end […]

Fraud Alert vs. Credit Freeze