Hodges University will hold its winter 2013 English as a Second Language (ESL) graduation ceremonies on April 24 for its Fort Myers students, and on April 25 for Naples campus students. Both events begin at 10am. Delivering the keynote address to the Fort Myers class will be Hodges alumnus Majani Lullein, Vice President, Anchorage Production Media Group. Guest speaker at the Naples ceremony will be Dr. Joseph Pepe, Executive Vice President of Administration at Hodges University.
According to Leisha Klentzeris, Director of the ESL program at Hodges, graduation is always an emotional event. “When you know how far they have come in such a short time, this ceremony is quite inspirational,” said Klentzeris. “They work so hard and are extremely dedicated, using the program to achieve a variety of personal goals. I am so proud of each and every one of them.
“We are especially thrilled to have Ms. Lullein speak to our Fort Myers graduates as she, too, graduated from the program and can speak to the students firsthand about the benefits learning English has brought to her career.”
Students currently enrolled in the program hail from 34 different countries, and often use the ESL program to matriculate into other classes at Hodges. For this term, over 400 students are registered in the intensive program.
The Hodges University Fort Myers campus is located at 4501 Colonial Boulevard and the Naples campus is at 2655 Northbrooke Drive. To learn more about Hodges University’s ESL program, phone (239) 482-0019 in Ft. Myers, or (239) 513-1122 in Naples.