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disability
Going back to school or enrolling in college for the first time can present various challenges ranging from lack of confidence to fear of the unknown. For students with disabilities, the challenges can become so overwhelming that finishing the week’s assignments, never mind the full semester, may seem nearly impossible. […]

Hiding Among the Crowd


Black History Month
February is Black History Month, and it is a time to celebrate the achievements African-Americans have made throughout history. As an institution of higher learning, Hodges University promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural competency, and to celebrate Black History Month, we are highlighting one student, faculty, staff and alumni, who […]

Celebrating Black History Month


Disability Support Blog Post
By Lourdes Araujo, M.S. Registered Intern, Counseling and Disability Support Manager Perhaps there was a time when you felt uncomfortable or inadequate when seeking a job opportunity. You felt you had the essential qualifications, but you still believed there were some concerns that crossed an employer’s mind. Don’t let your […]

Getting a Job with a Disability



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


Education words on a Scrabble board
There is a special place in Dr. Cynthia Gomez’s heart for at-risk students. A teacher by trade, she has taught students of all ages and grade levels from elementary to high school, making a difference along the way; however, as the director of developmental education at Hodges University, her passion […]

Helping At-Risk Students Reach Their Potential


Hodges University ESL Program
Two men share their journey of coming to the United States and their pursuit of learning the English language Imagine making the decision to leave your family and friends, as well as the comforts and familiarities of home and move to another country. While it is a daunting thought, the […]

In Search of Opportunity



Types of Adult Learners
Investing in higher education can seem like a no-brainer when you’re fresh out of high school and given clear guidance on college applications. Adult learners, however, struggle with an entirely different set of challenges when considering education later in life. Too often, personal and professional goals end up on the […]

4 Types of Adult Learners Who Have Found Success After ...


Virginia Demezier Bien Aime
There is saying associated with an individual who has many talents and must balance multiple responsibilities. Whether it is at work or at home, this person is referred to as someone “who wears many hats.” Oftentimes, these hats become so jumbled it can be difficult to find the original person […]

Virginia Demezier Bien Aime Reclaims Her Identity at Hodges University


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 ...