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March 15, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

MacNeil joins Hodges University

as director of admissions

Christopher MacNeil has joined Hodges University as the director of admissions for the Fort Myers campus.

In this position, he will oversee the admissions team based on the university's Fort Myers campus. He will also continually develop and train the admissions representatives, in addition to establishing enrollment goals.

He brings nearly 10 years of expertise in admissions. Prior to joining Hodges University, he was the School Enrollment Administrator for Gateway Charter Schools. He has also worked as an admissions director for the Culinary Institute of Virginia, Fortis College Richmond, and The Art Institute of Washington.

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 over 10,000 graduates having a 93 percent rate of continued success in careers, Hodges is recognized for developing programs that are uniquely designed and delivered to serve a diverse adult learner population. With campuses in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida, 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 (HACU).

More information about Hodges University is available at

Dunkin' to award $38,000 in college scholarships to students in Florida

Dunkin' recently announced the launch of its 2019 Dunkin' Florida Scholarship Program, which will award $38,000 in scholarships to high school seniors across the state of Florida.

In partnership with Scholarship America, the nation's largest designer and manager of education support programs, Dunkin' will award $1,000 scholarships to 38 current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational school for the entire 2019-2020 academic year.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record (have a minimum grade point average of a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent), demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.

Applications for the 2019 Dunkin' Florida Scholarship Program will be accepted through May 1, 2019.

Applicants must reside in one of the following regions in Florida to be eligible:

West Palm Beach: Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties.

Miami: Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

Fort Myers: Collier, Lee, Hendry, Glades, Charlotte and DeSoto counties.

Jacksonville: St. Johns, Putnam, Clay, Bradford, Union, Columbia, Baker, Duval and Nassau counties.

Tampa: Highlands, Hardee, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus counties.

Orlando: Brevard, Osceola, Orange, Seminole, Lake, Sumter, Volusia, Marion and Flagler counties.

Gainesville: Alachua, Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie counties.

Tallahassee: Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Lafayette, Suwannee and Hamilton counties.

Panama City: Franklin, Liberty, Gulf, Calhoun, Jackson, Washington, Holmes, Walton and Bay counties.

Pensacola: Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties.

For additional information about the scholarships or to apply, visit



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