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Hodges University holds spring ESL graduation ceremonies

Hodges University held its spring 2010 English as a Second Language (ESL) graduation ceremonies. At the Naples campus, local attorney Casey Wolff was the featured keynote.  Casey Wolff Esq. is a partner at Paulich, Slack & Wolff, P.A. of Naples, Florida. His areas of expertise include immigration and naturalization, and business transactions. Mr. Wolff is a member of the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, Florida and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and serves on the Hodges University President’s Council.

At the Hodges Ft. Myers campus, Mayor Randy Henderson spoke to the gathering of both graduates and their guests. Mayor Henderson was elected to office in 2009 and has been a Ft. Myers resident for 28 years. He was born and raised in North Carolina where he graduated from Mars Hill College in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Among his many civic affiliations, Mayor Henderson serves on the Hodges University President’s Council.

According to Leisha Klentzeris, Director of the ESL program at Hodges, the ESL graduation is always an emotional event. “Our ESL students work very hard and are dedicated to learning the English language, helping them achieve a variety of personal goals,” said Klentzeris. “We are honored to have two distinguished speakers offer words of encouragement to the students.”

Students currently enrolled in the program hail from over 20 different countries, and often use the ESL program to matriculate into other classes at Hodges. For this term, over 250 students have graduated from the intensive program. 

To learn more about enrolling in Hodges University’s ESL program, phone (239) 482-0019 in Ft. Myers, or (239) 513-1122 in Naples.

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