Nichols School of Professional Studies
The Flag for the Nichols School of Professional Studies displays a symbol of a tree with several branches, representing the tree of knowledge. This School houses the most diversified programs of study, and therefore students enrolled in these programs emerge with skills focused on critical thinking, diversity, legal and criminal justice imperatives, and an overall appreciation for different perspectives.
In 2010 in recognition of a generous and significant gift to the institution, Hodges University named its School of Professional Studies as the Nichols School of Professional Studies after Arlene and Jerry F. Nichols (pictured above to the right of Earl and Thelma Hodges).9>
“We are honored to be part of the growing legacy of Hodges University,” said Jerry Nichols. “Arlene and I have always been passionate about supporting children and education and we have admired what Hodges has done for the people of our community. From its leadership, staff and faculty, their singular focus is the student, and that is most important.
“Hodges doesn’t just give degrees; they give self esteem and confidence. Hodges allows people to pursue their dreams and their goals because they know that a diploma can change their personality and their lives. It gives them freedom, independence and the confidence to feel good about themselves to ask for an opportunity they might otherwise not have asked for,” he said.