Elliott Katz Hawks Scholarship Fund Established at Hodges University

March 10th, 2021

March 10, 2021 –FORT MYERS, FLA – Hodges University president, Dr. John Meyer, announced the establishment of The Elliott Katz Hawks Scholarship Fund, in honor of Elliott Katz for his contributions to the community and the southwest Florida region. “Elliott Katz shares his wealth of expertise with all of Southwest Florida every year through his […]

Elevate Your Opportunity to Earn Your AA Degree Debt Free

March 4th, 2021

2021-2022 FSW Scholarships Application Now Open MARCH 3, 2021 – FORT MYERS, FLA – The Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) 2021-2022 scholarship application has opened for new and current FSW students. Along with federal and state scholarships and grants, FSW also offers Institutional and Presidential Scholarships available only to eligible FSW students. Through the assistance […]

Hugi Joins Hodges University AVP Finance and Administration

February 25th, 2021

February 25, 2021 –NAPLES/FORT MYERS, FLA – Jess Hugi, CPA, has joined Hodges University as the Assistant Vice President of Finance and Administration. In this role, he oversees the university’s finance, human resources and IT departments. He also oversees accounts payable, budgetary and general ledger management, and payroll. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), he brings […]

FSW Receives First-gen Forward Designation

February 25th, 2021

FEBRUARY 25, 2021 – FORT MYERS, FLA – Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) recently received the First-gen Forward designation from the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation. The First-gen Forward designation recognizes institutions of higher education who have demonstrated a commitment […]

Smile! Dental Assistant Program Launched at Hodges University

February 17th, 2021

February 17, 2021 –NAPLES/FORT MYERS, FLA – Smiles are in plenty of supply at Hodges Connect, the Professional Education and Training division at Hodges University. Those interested in a career in the dental field can get their start with the Foundations of Dental Assisting program at Hodges University. The demand for Dental Assistants is expected […]

Quick Business Certificates Now Offered at Hodges University

January 28th, 2021

January 28, 2021 –NAPLES/FORT MYERS, FLA – They’re new and can be completed in just one semester. Hodges University is offering three new business certifications that can be completed in one semester: bookkeeping, risk management, and tax preparation. “These certificates are especially useful for career-changers, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and those who want to sharpen their […]

Laying the Foundation for High Quality Internship Experiences

January 27th, 2021

By Ashleigh Droz, Director of the Office of Internships & Cooperative Programs, Florida Gulf Coast University   An internship is more than a job. In fact, for many, a work-based learning experience, such as an internship or cooperative program, can be career-affirming or career-altering. Whether a high school student dipping their toes in the proverbial water […]

Taking Flight: Hodges University Launches Aviation Degree

November 3rd, 2020

November 2, 2020 –NAPLES/FORT MYERS, FLA – Look! There’s a new bachelor’s degree in the sky! Hodges University has launched a bachelor’s degree concentration in aviation. Formally named the Bachelor in Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Aviation, it opens a pathway for students interested in becoming a commercial pilot. Hodges University is partnering with […]

FSW Respiratory Care Program Grads Overcome COVID-19 Challenges, Earn 100% Pass Rate for Third Consecutive Year

August 20th, 2020

AUGUST 20, 2020 – FORT MYERS, FLA – For the third consecutive year, 100% of the graduates of Florida SouthWestern State College’s (FSW) Respiratory Care program have passed their certification exams to earn the Registered Respiratory Therapist credential. There were 13 graduates in the class of 2020. To earn the credential, graduates must pass two […]

FGCU to expand Collier County economy with Naples Accelerator collaboration

July 8th, 2020

Collier County entrepreneurs encouraged to register for new, innovative program Fort Myers, Fla. – July 8, 2020 – In a move designed to enhance the skill sets of entrepreneurs in Collier County, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) will begin offering its celebrated entrepreneurship training at the Naples Accelerator. Led by the faculty and staff of […]