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Panther Press

September 2013

September 2013 Student of the Month

Meet Hugo, our mascot!

Dale Painter this issue Event Schedule P.2 Student of the Month P.3 Caught in the Act P.4 Fall Walks / Find us on Facebook P.6 University News P.7 Remembering 9/11 P.8 And the Winners Are… P. 11

Welcome to Fall 2013 The Office of Student Development wants to welcome you to Hodges University as we begin our Fall 2013 Term. It’s a very exciting time at HU, and we can’t wait to share our growth and excitement with you. Stay connected with everything at Hodges with the Panther Press, as well as our Facebook page, and MyHUgo. There are so many opportunities for you to get active and involved, and we’re here to help. We look forward to meeting each and everyone of you. Please stop by; our door is always open!

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Hodges University Student Development

Student Senate End-of-the-Term Meeting & Fun at Gator Lanes on August 24th.

Student Development September Event Schedule *All events begin at 5:00 PM, unless otherwise stated. Mon., Sept. 9

Fall Term Begins

Tues., Sept. 17

Constitution Day Celebration

FM-Student Union Naples-2nd Floor Lounge

Tues., Sept. 17

WITH US Meeting

FM-H220 Naples-ST125

Wed., Sept. 18

American Legion Post 397 Meeting

FM-U252 Naples-Weatherbee Conference

Thurs., Sept. 19

Technology Society Meeting

FM-H220 Naples-ST125

Mon., Sept. 23

Sports Club Meeting

FM-Student Union

Mon., Sept 23

Allied Health Club Meeting

FM– H238/239

Tues., Sept. 24

Naples Scholarship Workshop


Tues., Sept. 24

Psychology Club Meeting


Wed., Sept. 25

Fort Myers Scholarship Workshop


Wed., Sept. 25

HU Ambassadors Meeting –Naples

Naples-Gaynor 2nd Floor Lounge

Thurs., Sept. 26

HU Ambassadors Meeting-Fort Myers

FM-Student Union

Mon., Sept. 30

Business Club Meeting


Don’t forget, each time you participate in any of these meetings or events, you earn another chance to win the IPad Mini promotion this semester!

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Dale Painter

Name: Ms. Dale S. Painter Program of Study: Johnson School of Business, Management Program Semester of anticipated graduation: Winter (May) 2014 Career goal: I am currently the HR Coordinator at the Community School of Naples and hope to advance to the HR Manager position when my supervisor retires. Tell us a little about yourself and your life: Originally from California, I studied electronics & Spanish at Monterey Peninsula College. I traveled the South Pacific, Central & South America and the Pacific Northwest while working on passenger ships and freighters out of San Francisco. I worked in visitor services and led school groups on nature tours as a docent for California State Parks in Carmel and Big Sur. I landed in Naples working as a chef on a private yacht in 1995 and settled here, catering and operating a personal chef business. I then turned to office administration, and volunteered for various non-profit organizations in Collier County. As well as being a former member of the Neapolitan Chapter of the American Business Women's Association, I am currently serving on the nominating committee of HR Collier. What are your hobbies / extracurricular activities? My interests include bird watching, kayaking and yoga. What has been your favorite class at Hodges University? My favorite class has been Organizational Behavior. I found the personality and learning style tests very interesting and continue to use what I have learned about behavioral science. I find the dynamics of leadership, power, and organizational culture fascinating. All of this serves to improve my interpersonal skills and will make me a more effective manager. Congratulations, Dale!



The Allied Health Club collected supplies for Franklin Park Elementary School. When they delivered the 75 packets, the response from the principal & the office staff was overwhelming gratitude.

The HU Ambassadors collected 25+ “Birthdays in a Bag” for a CCMI drive benefiting families in need that cannot afford party supplies for their children. Thank you to those who donated and helped make a difference in a child’s life.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Saturday, October 19th at 8:00am Tanger Factory Outlets Team Name: Hodges University To sign up, go to:

Walk Now for Autism Speaks Saturday, November 16th at 10:00am Estero Community Park Team Name: Hodges University To sign up, go to: searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1052632&team=5629556

University News Johnson School of Business Internship Program The Johnson School of Business (JSOB) internship program has begun and students interested in the program should contact the program coordinator Professor Theodore Farah ( for more information. We currently have 25 companies looking for interns in many different fields of study. All the internship positions are listed in College Central ( To start the student will need to have a professionally approved resume. Then, the required resources are: - students must attend the JSOB Internship Orientation - students will receive a copy of the handbook in Blackboard. - students must have access to the internet and have a email account. - students must possess a current Hodges University Library Card Those interested should contact Professor Farah for more information.

Promise Award Luncheon The Hispanic Institute at Hodges University will be holding their Promise Award Luncheon on Friday, September 27th at Pelican Preserve. Please contact Carmen Rey-Gomez at by September 20, 2013 if you are interested in attending. Featured speakers will be Ms. Gail Williams and Dr. David Small. The Mission of the Hispanic Institute at Hodges University is to be recognized as a leader within Lee and Collier counties to inform policy-makers about issues vital to the growing Hispanic community and to provide the community with information and

analysis necessary for effective participation in public policy development.

Early Spanish Florida Join us September 25th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM for "Early Spanish Florida: A historical overview & interpretation" by Dr. Gerald Franz. This 'Viva Florida 500' special lecture event is hosted by the Hispanic Institute at Hodges University on our Fort Myers campus. This event is free and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Carmen Rey-Gomez at

American Legion Comes to Hodges Last summer, a group of student veterans led by alumnus John Ebling explored the idea of having an American Legion post at Hodges University. In November 2012, American Legion Post 397 established itself with a temporary charter. This charter was unique, because Post 397 is only the 2nd American Legion post to be founded on a college campus and the first one in Florida. Last month, the first officers were elected at the American Legion Post 397 meeting. Those officers are Monte Warren, Steven Lamboy, Kenneth Worthy, and John Ebling, (adjutant). Membership is open to veterans of the university; which includes current students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the university. Over 300 veterans attend Hodges University, which is about 10% of the student population. American Legion Post 397 intends to serve as a rallying point for veterans on campus who are looking for a place to meet and get to know other students who have served in the military. Their first meeting of the fall term is Wednesday, September 18th. For more information, contact Monte Warren at

If you have University News that you would like to share, send it to Judie Fox at

THE TOP TEN REASONS WHY OUR STUDENTS SAY THEY PARTICIPATE IN CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Camaraderie & Friendship To Participate in Community Service Networking with Like-Minded People Getting to Know the Great Advisors and the Faculty / Staff Members The Club Medallion at Graduation Supports Academic and Professional Development Social and Professional Leadership Opportunities Supports What We Are Learning in the Classroom Looks Great on Resumes and Grad School Applications It’s an Extra Support System at Hodges

What are you waiting for? Join a club today and find out what membership means to you!

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