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Experiential Learning
Steven Mintz, executive director of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning and professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, describes experiential education as a type of learning that “is largely an ‘add-on’” in higher education. “These real world, hands-on experiences can give students insight […]

The Value of Experiential Learning in College


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)



Financial Aid Office
By Cara Hallett, financial aid manager at Hodges University and Patrick Hoffman, director of financial aid It is not uncommon for prospective students to be ready for college but unsure of how to pay for an education. Often, the mere thought of a student loan can be frightening. However, there […]

Removing the Negative Mindset: Five Student Loan Benefits


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


Professor Wesley Boozer
He stands before his audience who is ready and waiting. He has prepared himself and promises to provide a memorable and intriguing experience in hopes that they will appreciate and learn from his words. Only at the end of his performance will he learn of their receptiveness. Whether it is […]

The Classroom is his Stage



Don and Liz Wortham
A career in higher education was not on Dr. Donald Wortham’s radar when he enrolled in his undergraduate studies. Believing his calling to be in ministry, he went on to discover a new passion, and with the help of his professors, Wortham found his calling in education. Pursuing opportunities and […]

A Pathway to Presidency


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


Professor Lanham
In a field dominated by men, Hodges University Professor Tracey Lanham is working to break down barriers and inspire a new generation of young women to make a difference in the world of technology. Earning her associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer information technology (CIT) at Hodges, Lanham was […]

Bridging the Technology Gender Gap One Girl at a Time