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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


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


Professional Development
by Jama Thurman, M.A., LMHC, career services manager at Hodges University As students and working professionals, we are always looking for opportunities to grow in our skills and knowledge, and there are certain times when you should stop and evaluate your occupational wellness, which is considered the balance between your […]

Four Ways to Improve Your Professional Development Skills



Anita Penn Daswani
Surrounded by people who have made a career of helping others, it is no surprise Anita Penn Daswani plans to follow in the same footsteps. Inspired by her mother, who is a teacher, as well as her father-in-law, who is a bereavement counselor, she looks forward to graduation and beginning […]

Finding Her Way at Hodges


Arthur Boyer
At 6 years old, Dr. Arthur Boyer remembers his father stating, “you are going to be educated.” Growing up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, education was an invaluable tool, and for Boyer, his father took education very seriously. Dedicated and studious, Boyer’s passion for French literature did not go unnoticed by his […]

A Two-Week American Journey Turns Into 25 Years


By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D.  In 2016, as always, we are balancing family, school and work. We want to do our best to ensure that our personal environment provides us with positive support. It is difficult to do sometimes because we interact with a variety of people in […]

Five Ways to Create a Healthy Relationship



Social Wellness
By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D. How good are you at building positive relationships? Do you get along with others? Do you socialize and surround yourself with individuals who encourage and support you? The real question you must ask yourself is do you possess social wellness? If you are […]

Three Strategies to Improve Social Wellness


By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D., director of counseling services Whether you have made the decision to attend Hodges University, or you are expressing interest in becoming a student, that is a reason to celebrate! This step is a new beginning. If you are a Hodges student, a successful […]

Six Ways to Celebrate Life


Megan Shoff
Updated June 20, 2018 In summer 2015, Dr. Megan Shoff, associate professor and vice chair of the biomedical sciences program in Hodges University’s School of Health Sciences, experienced a once-in-a-life opportunity. Traveling to South Africa, she was on a boat for six hours each day looking for seals. While this […]

Encouraging Students to Take Charge of Their Learning