The American Military Veterans Education Fund (AMVEF) cabinet at Hodges University has announced the appointment of two co-chairs for the committee. Reg Buxton, publisher of The Journals, and John Ebling, Director of Lee County Veteran Services Officer, have accepted their nominations to the cabinet. Hodges also welcomes Kent Anderson, Vice President and Senior Private Banker for Harris Private Bank in Naples, as a member of the AMVEF cabinet.
The committee raises awareness and funding to provide scholarship and grant dollars to help veterans whose benefits are insufficient to cover the full cost of tuition for attending Hodges University.
“We are honored to have these gentlemen partner with Hodges University to assist in the educational goals and objectives of our returning veteran American heroes,” says Philip Memoli, Vice President of University Advancement and Executive Director of the Hodges Foundation.
Hodges has reported a steady increase in the number of recent veterans enrolling in their degree programs. In 2009, Hodges University announced that it would be participating in the federal government’s Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides tuition and fee assistance to eligible veterans. The program enables qualified veterans to attend the institution with virtually no financial burden. Of the 294 veterans currently enrolled at the school, nearly one-fourth do not qualify for GI benefits. For more information about the AMVEF cabinet, please call (239) 938-7827.
About Hodges University
Hodges University, founded in 1990, has emerged as one of Florida’s leading institutions of higher learning. Hodges University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to Award Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degrees. In addition to the main campuses in Naples and Fort Myers, Hodges offers programs at several learning sites, including Immokalee, Edison State College in Fort Myers and Punta Gorda, Pasco-Hernando Community College, South Florida Community College and Florida Keys Community College. The mission of Hodges University is to offer Associate, Baccalaureate and Graduate degrees as well as other programs which enhance the ability of students to achieve personal or professional objectives. In addition to offering courses in 18 professional disciplines and its comprehensive English as a Second Language Program, Hodges University fulfills educational and personal enrichment needs for area seniors through facilitation of the Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning. For more information, call 239-513-1122 or visit us online at www.hodges.edu.