success story


Grady Harrison
Have you ever uttered the words, “There are just not enough hours in the day” when looking at your calendar? Each hour possesses a different task or obligation, and if you are lucky, a few hours are devoted to sleep. It would be easy to assume that as a husband, […]

Learning to Lead at Any Level


Edward Davis
If Edward Davis could choose one word to describe himself, it would be “driven.” From life in the military, to becoming a first-generation college graduate and continuing his educational pursuits in a master’s program, to managing his own business, Davis isn’t afraid of taking on new challenges. Growing up in […]

A Life of Firsts


Professor Anke Stugk teaching in the BB&T Finance Lab at Hodges
A traveler at heart, Anke Stugk is always moving towards the next goal. From traveling throughout Europe, to moving to the United States, to redirecting her focus on advancing her career goals, she is determined to make it to the next step. “If a degree is something you need to […]

Setting Her Goals High



Justin Chait, owner of Gnarly Harley Paddle, LLC.
College is often viewed simply as a time for learning. Students attend class, listen to the professor, read from a textbook and study in order to remember the information. However, a textbook to test learning style isn’t always the most effective way for a student to prove he/she knows the […]

Putting His Plan into Action


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


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


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


Hodges University Clubs Parade Float
College is more than time spent studying and completing assignments. College is a time for creating friendships, getting involved and participating in activities with others who share similar interests. Dr. Marcia Turner, Hodges’ dean of students, explains, “Student life outside of the classroom can and does make a contribution to […]

Making the Most of Your College Experience