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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


Student Services
As a student, much of the educational journey is spent studying, researching and encouraging oneself to push through the challenges in pursuit of a degree. In addition to coursework, students are often looking for a job or attempting to balance time between work and school, and even a family. The […]

Meeting the Needs with Student Services


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


Clinical-Mental-Health-Counseling Professor
To the young girl facing anxiety, to the man struggling to deal with financial obligations, to the woman desperate to resolve marital issues, and to the couple needing help with their child’s behavior, you are not alone. The struggles of today are real, and the benefits of a degree in […]

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degrees Can Make a Powerful Impact


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