education


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



Image of a public speaker.
By Jama Thurman, career services manager at Hodges University In a 2016 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 70 percent of employers reported they are seeking candidates with strong written and verbal communication skills. The only attributes ranking higher than communication are leadership and the ability […]

Professional Communication Skills and Why They Matter


Holly Madison
As the director of nursing at Hodges University, Dr. Holly Evans Madison is stepping into a role that has been many years in the making. With more than 20 years of professional experience in not only nursing, but also in education, she is prepared to build and create opportunities for […]

Building a Program for Future Nursing Students


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


VSC Director and Student
As a veteran returning from service, the transition can be difficult. The uncertainty of what lies ahead, as well as what options are available can be daunting. For veterans returning to school, not only do they face the same uncertainties, but they are also stepping into a far different role […]

Hodges’ Veterans Services Center Helps to Ease the Difficulties of ...


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