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Center for Lifelong Learning
Did you know that reading a personal interest magazine, attending a book club or garden show, and participating in a special interest class are all examples of lifelong learning? It may not seem as if your copy of National Geographic could be considered a tool for learning; however, an article […]

Four Benefits to Lifelong Learning


Gratitude is the best Attitude!
By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D., director of counseling services at Hodges University As we start to feel overwhelmed by the various tasks we must complete, it is important to find ways to stay motivated and positive throughout the semester. Did you know that gratitude is a powerful tool […]

Five Ways to Practice Gratitude


Dr. Ali Wolf
Oftentimes, our decisions and actions are influenced by experiences from our past. Whether it is our belief system, the way we clean our homes or the career we choose, these aspects of our lives can be traced back to someone or something. For Dr. Ali Wolf, the impact of a […]

Helping Others by Embracing her Past



James Curtis
On June 12, 2016, James Curtis will graduate from Hodges University with a Bachelor of Science in health services administration. There will no doubt be plenty of excitement and celebration as the day unfolds, but for Curtis, the day signifies the coming together and accomplishment of the hard work, long […]

Overcoming Obstacles for a Better Future


Dr. Peter Thomas Veterans Services Center
By Christine Manson, director of veterans services at Hodges University and U.S. Air Force reservist.  The transition from combat to college can be difficult for many veterans. While some students feel prepared to enter into a classroom environment, others struggle with the feeling of inadequacy. At Hodges University, 12 percent […]

Three Tips for Veteran Students to be Successful in College


David Tipayaosoth
Name: Kasidit Tipayaosoth (David) Program of Study: Cybersecurity and Forensics Semester of anticipated graduation: Summer 2017 Career goal: After I obtain my bachelor’s degree, I would like to go on and earn a master’s degree. Then we shall see where life takes me. Tell us a little about yourself and […]

April 2016 Student of the Month: Kasidit Tipayaosoth (David)



Stephanie Prado and Susan Baker - mother, daughter Hodges students.
Susan Baker and Stephanie Prado are two Hodges University students with a distinct connection. Pursuing degrees in legal studies, Susan enjoys attending class on campus while Stephanie appreciates the flexibility of online courses. Susan is pursuing a bachelor’s degree while Stephanie is close to completing her master’s program. Although their […]

Establishing a Goal, Mother and Daughter Look to the Future


Mia Rodgers
Author, artist and professional speaker Mary Ann Radmacher once said, “Unexpected events can set you back or set you up. It is all a matter of perspective.” For Mia Rodgers, captain at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and commander of the Core Facility in Fort Myers, a positive outlook, […]

Captain by Day and Student by Night


Adult Learner
By Brent Passey, chief admissions officer at Hodges University. Learn to appreciate the value of learning The social conversation about higher education has been dominated by terms like return on investment, career outcome and job placement. While these are important elements to consider, it is only after you complete your […]

Thinking About Returning to College? Five Tips for the Adult ...