Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah (District 3) will be the featured keynote speaker at Hodges University’s winter 2011 English as a Second Language (ESL) graduation ceremony. The event will take place on April 25, 2011, at 10 am, at the University’s Ft. Myers campus, 4501 Colonial Boulevard. The graduation is a certificate and award ceremony which recognizes students’ accomplishments and their completion of Hodges’ intensive English program.
“We are honored to have Commissioner Judah speak to our ESL graduates in Ft. Myers,” said Leisha Klentzeris, Director of the ESL program at Hodges. “His many years of public service should serve as an inspiration to our graduates in how they, too, can give back to the community in which they live.
“For some students, this ceremony is the closest they will get to a college graduation. For others, this ceremony is truly a rite of passage as they enter Hodges as matriculated students or just step out more confidently and better equipped to play a role in our society. These students work very hard and are dedicated to learning the English language, helping them achieve a variety of personal goals.”
For the winter term, Hodges has over 200 students graduating from its intensive ESL program, with classes being held at their Ft. Myers, Naples and Immokalee campuses. Students from all over the world, including Haiti, Guatemala, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, and various parts of Europe and Asia, are enrolled in the program.
To learn more about enrolling in Hodges University’s ESL program, phone (239) 513-1122 in Naples, (239) 482-0019 in Ft. Myers, or (239) 657-7710 in Immokalee.