International College, an independent, small educational institution that offers regular and several distance learning programs received $12 million gift funding from Earl and Thelma Hodges, long-time residents and community benefactors in Naples. The amount received by International College is the biggest donation ever received by educational institutions in history.
The college also announced that they will be moving their status into university as it changes its name to Hodges University. The $12 million funding will be used to expand the collegeâ€™s distance education programs and to restructure their day programs. These strategic plans will provide a more innovative curriculum for their upcoming students.