positive thinking


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


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


12 Tips to help you study for Finals.
The semester is winding down and you are almost finished! The only thing standing in your way of an academic break is…Finals.  These tests signify two things: 1) the end of another semester, which puts you one step closer to graduation, and 2) the culmination of everything learned in your […]

12 Test-Taking Tips to Prepare for Your Finals



Clinical Mental Health Counseling Hodges University
From published works to years of professional experience in the field, Hodges University’s clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) professors are experts who will provide you with in-depth knowledge and a personalized approach. As with many of Hodges’ educational programs, the learning environment for a clinical mental health counseling student goes […]

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Faculty of Hodges University


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


Professor Liana Calderin with her family.
When her students experience intimidation or doubt, Professor Liana Calderin encourages them by saying, “The sky will always be blue. Everything else that happens is just bad weather that will pass. When you wake up tomorrow, the sky will still be blue.” As a Hodges University alumna, she is familiar […]

Embracing Challenge to Help Build the Future



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


There are two types of people in the world: optimists and pessimists. For 77-year-old Hodges student Nic Neumann, life has presented its share of unique circumstances, both good and bad. From escaping Romania during World War II at the age of five to becoming an entrepreneur with an associate degree, […]

Regardless of Age, Nic Neumann is Keeping his Options Open


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