Rick Price
School has never been something Rick Price particularly enjoyed, yet during his time in the military, he knew it was essential to earn a degree if he planned to pursue a career after transitioning to civilian life. More than 10 years after retiring from the military and working in engineering, […]

Discovering Learning Knows No Age

Amanda Lanham
Growing up, Amanda Lanham never considered her gender as a detriment in discussing future aspirations. With a mother who has made it her mission to encourage young girls to take interest in the field of technology, Lanham joined in that mission by following her passion for the arts and enrolling […]

Setting the Example for Future Girls in Tech

Emily Arnold and family
While the number of women working in the field of technology remains low, Hodges University student Emily Arnold aspires to become one more woman who is breaking down the barrier and stigma associated with women in technology. “I feel somewhat alone being a woman pursuing a degree in technology,” she […]

Pushing Back Against Intimidation and Fear

Chip McElroy in class
The arts have been and continue to be an important aspect of learning for many children, and although it is one of the first items to be cut by government or school budgets, the reality is that the arts play a vital role in the success of most organizations. As […]

An Advocate for the Arts

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

Jordan Swanson
Jordan Swanson loves his job. As the technology support specialist at Harns Marsh Middle School in Lehigh Acres, Florida, he is solely responsible for 600 Windows-based computer operating systems, 150 printers and 1300 chrome books, all of which are used by more than 100 faculty and staff, and an estimated […]

Hodges Opened Doors of Opportunity for Jordan Swanson

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