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Student Success Stories

Over ten thousand #MyHodgesStory’s have been told. First-generation college students, veteran students, multi-million dollar homework assignments, #HodgesHeros, single parent graduates…. everyone’s story is unique. The one thing that remains true for all of them is that they had the courage and the drive to take the first step.

Join our ranks and be an inspiration to future Hawks with your own student success story.

What’s Your #MyHodgesStory? Start the journey today!

Dr. John Meyer, Hodges
University President & Alumni (B.S. & MBA)

“Like many Hodges students, I started my higher educational pursuits later in life and had to balance a full-time job, family, and college.”

What’s the success story you want to tell? Let us help you find your path to join the thousands of proud Hodges graduates today.

Michelle Spitzer
Owner Maid Pro

Dave Weston
CFO Naples Lumber

Eliana Tardio – Communications and Media

Why Choose Hodges?

“I love Professor [Andrea] Fortin, and I am honored she nominated me for Student of the Month. She is always ready to help, her door is always open to her students, and she is very flexible and creative when it comes to working with adult learners such as myself. I really appreciate that, and I can honestly say that connection has helped me achieve this dream of graduating in the U.S., and now, working towards my master’s degree.”

“You feel inspired and motivated to expand your personal abilities and be creative, to be your own boss, and to make the change you want to see happening in the world. Getting a degree is not about the title. It is about the knowledge that transforms you so you can become a better person”

Bill Lombardo
Collier County Fire Fighter

Jason Fournier
Operations Manager

Christopher Jackson
Business Administration

Carol Emmick
Director ALS Clinic

Amelia Vasquez – Business Administration Three-Time Graduate

“I had to invest in myself. I felt it [returning to school] would provide better opportunities by creating a new future, and I could become a successful example for my children,” she said. “I wanted to gain more knowledge and skills that I could later integrate into the business or future endeavors.”

Earning two degrees in four years Amelia committed to devoting proper time with her children, completing her homework for school and providing the best version of herself while at work, Vasquez made it work and completed her MBA in 2002.

“I credit my success to all the passionate and committed professors at Hodges…“you can do this,” “follow your dreams.” I was armed with the confidence that then propelled me to excel,” she explained. “I am confident, driven and passionate, and I encourage anyone contemplating going back to school to look into Hodges.”

Paul Haisman
Chief Information Officer

Robert Stevens
VP of Operations Cable USA

Kayla and Ryan Harp
Veteran Graduates

Hodges's flexible scheduling options beat out every other school I considered. Thanks to the flexibility provided by online classes, I was able to earn my degree while working full time.
I've had an excellent education here. The professors are very focused on making sure students receive the best education. I've been successful professionally because the professors at Hodges U have been top notch.
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My biggest challenge was returning to the university as an adult and going through a major life transition...I had attended college in the past, but I felt confident in my returning to complete my educational goal knowing the professors, along with the mentors and staff would be there for my academic success.
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