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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


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 ...



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


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


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