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December 7, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Hodges University launches paramedic program, hosts information sessions

Hodges University has announced the launch of its public access paramedic program on the Fort Myers campus. There are two remaining information sessions interested students can attend. All will be held at 6 p.m. on the Fort Myer campus. The dates are Dec. 10 and 17. The Fort Myers campus is located at 4501 Colonial Blvd.

The first session was held Dec. 3

In order to be accepted to the paramedic program, students must have a current Florida Emergency Medical Technician certification and a Basic Life Support Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation card.

Hodges University, a regionally accredited, private nonprofit institution founded in 1990, prepares students to leverage higher learning in their personal, professional, and civic endeavors.

With campuses in Naples and Fort Myers, Hodges provides flexible day, evening, and online classes taught by world-class faculty for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Hodges is also designated as a Hispanic serving institution, and is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

Additional information about Hodges University is available at

Comcast accepting scholarship applications

Comcast invites high school seniors throughout Southwest Florida, including in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Highlands, Lee, Manatee and Sarasota counties, to apply for the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Comcast Leaders and Achievers are students who have been selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leadership skills.

The award, funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses.

Since 2001, Comcast NBCUniversal has awarded more than $30 million in scholarships to approximately 28,000 students to help them pursue higher education. Over the past five years, nearly 1,000 students from across Florida have benefited from the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Program. For this upcoming year, scholarship guidelines allow students to nominate themselves for the program.

High school seniors that meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship.

If you wish to learn more about the program, please visit the application website at

Please direct all email inquiries to or call 1-800-537-4180. The application deadline is today, Friday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m.

For more information about how Comcast NBC-Universal supports the communities it serves available at com/community.



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