Mayela Rosales to Serve as Hodges University’s Commencement Speaker
University is proud to announce that Mayela Rosales, executive vice president
and chief operating officer of Media Vista Group, will deliver its 2017 commencement
address Sunday, June 11. This year’s commencement will be held at Germain Arena
in Estero at 4:00 p.m.
both an entrepreneur and a citizen, Mayela Rosales understands commitment to a
cause. Her success in the world of media, along with her advocacy for diversity
in Southwest Florida, makes her a role model without parallel for our students.
We are honored she will be sharing her perspectives with us,” said Dr. Donald
Wortham, president of Hodges University.
Vista Group, LLC, the company she cofounded with Orlando Rosales, owns
Univision affiliates in Southwest Florida, Minneapolis and Kansas City. In
addition, the Rosales publish D’Latinos, a monthly Spanish language magazine,
as well as its companion website, www.dlatinos.com.
Through D’Latinos, she has for the past seven years co-sponsored Southwest
Florida’s Face Awards, which recognize area
businesses and individuals who reflect diversity as a value. She serves
as a board member for the American Heart Association, the Conservancy of
Southwest Florida and Youth Haven. She is also an advisory board member for the
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
as faculty speaker will be Dr. Mary Nuosce, dean of the Nichols School of
Professional Studies at Hodges University. Earning her doctoral degree in
counselor education and supervision from the University of Akron in 2007, she
specializes in psychotherapy and leadership. Prior to joining Hodges in 2009,
she managed administrative and clinical operations at a residential substance
abuse treatment program in Naples, and she is a licensed mental health
counselor in the state of Florida.
year’s graduates will also hear from student speaker Paul Cummins, who is a
captain with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. He is graduating with a Bachelor
of Science in interdisciplinary studies and plans to enroll in a master’s
program at Hodges.
by Hodges’ Graduation Committee, the student speaker must be receiving a
baccalaureate degree, possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.90 or
higher and be recommended by his/her specified school.
year, Hodges plans to confer an estimated 480 degrees. For more information,
or call (800) 466-8017 or (800) 466-0019.