education


Miguel in class.
When Miguel Rivera was a young boy in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he knew three things: he wanted to be just like his father, who was a professional baseball player, he needed to learn English, and he needed to study hard. Successful in each of these areas, his interest in math […]

Giving Students the Chance to be Successful


Nicole Fleschute
It has been three years since Nicole Fleschute made the decision to transition from military to civilian life. No stranger to hard work, her journey from growing up in Virginia to serving in the United States Army to pursuing a bachelor’s degree in management from Hodges University has not been […]

Personal Struggles Lead to an Inspiring Comeback


The word “internship” is often associated with younger college students who possess little or no experience in their chosen field, but who are looking to receive the training and experience needed to stand out to potential employers. However, in today’s world, internships are no longer viewed as an option solely […]

Importance of Internships for Adult Learners



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


Stephanie Prado and Susan Baker - mother, daughter Hodges students.
Susan Baker and Stephanie Prado are two Hodges University students with a distinct connection. Pursuing degrees in legal studies, Susan enjoys attending class on campus while Stephanie appreciates the flexibility of online courses. Susan is pursuing a bachelor’s degree while Stephanie is close to completing her master’s program. Although their […]

Establishing a Goal, Mother and Daughter Look to the Future


Professor Wesley Boozer
He stands before his audience who is ready and waiting. He has prepared himself and promises to provide a memorable and intriguing experience in hopes that they will appreciate and learn from his words. Only at the end of his performance will he learn of their receptiveness. Whether it is […]

The Classroom is his Stage



Don and Liz Wortham
A career in higher education was not on Dr. Donald Wortham’s radar when he enrolled in his undergraduate studies. Believing his calling to be in ministry, he went on to discover a new passion, and with the help of his professors, Wortham found his calling in education. Pursuing opportunities and […]

A Pathway to Presidency


Mia Rodgers
Author, artist and professional speaker Mary Ann Radmacher once said, “Unexpected events can set you back or set you up. It is all a matter of perspective.” For Mia Rodgers, captain at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and commander of the Core Facility in Fort Myers, a positive outlook, […]

Captain by Day and Student by Night


Professor Lanham
In a field dominated by men, Hodges University Professor Tracey Lanham is working to break down barriers and inspire a new generation of young women to make a difference in the world of technology. Earning her associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer information technology (CIT) at Hodges, Lanham was […]

Bridging the Technology Gender Gap One Girl at a Time