education


Students on Hodges University's Naples Campus
There are probably a handful of traits you look for when selecting a college or university. Location, program and course offerings, flexible schedules and price are all worthy of consideration, but the most important feature of an institution should be whether or not it is accredited. Why? The United States […]

Accreditation: What it Means and How it Benefits You


Jacob Winge
Jacob Winge is a true example of what it means to be a leader, and just like Winge, most students who choose to earn a degree aspire to become something more – to take charge and make an impact. Only in his mid-20s, he is more involved in community-wide efforts […]

Homegrown Leader


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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



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