"In September, 2003 I was perusing a local newspaper when my eyes fell upon an advertisement for Everglades College. I regarded the advertisement as a good omen. Some years prior I had made the decision to pursue a Masters Degree, but it was a matter of when, and which institution. The advertisement it said, “Call Today.” I did.
Without wasting time I completed the necessary applications, and paid all applicable fees. I then asked myself: Had I made a prudent decision? Had I been too hasty? My doubts lingered until the following week when I attended an interview with Michael Flynn. After the interview all doubts faded; I was ready to become a graduate student. I could not believe my fortune.
Michael announced that I was to be Everglades’ first graduate student, and the Everglades Staff welcomed me into their fold with warmth akin to family. Since that day my education at Everglades University became an animated voyage. Each of my courses brought excitement, wonder and intensified my passion for aviation.
I feel honored to be Everglades University’s first student to receive a Masters Degree. I trust that I have set an acceptable standard for those who will follow in my footsteps. My time at Everglades shall remain a pleasant and indelible memory. I wish Everglades University continued growth, and success."
Llewllyn Boyer-Cartwright, 2004 Boca Raton Graduate
"As a full time mom, soldier, and military spouse, school wasn’t impossible, but it was difficult. Everglades gave me the flexibility to remain committed to my life’s responsibilities and attain a solid education at the same time!”
Kelly Marie Hunte, 2008 Boca Raton Graduate
“After a 21 year career in the Air Force I found myself thrust into a civilian job market that had changed greatly since my undergraduate training. In an effort to make myself a more valuable asset to my employer and to update my training, I searched for a program that was challenging, relevant, and flexible to meet my needs. The MBA program at Everglades University was the perfect fit. Each of the instructors has a depth and breadth of real world experience that give life to the information found in the text books. I now feel I have the tools necessary to produce and succeed in today’s tough market.”
Larry Bostrom, 2010 Graduate, Sarasota Campus
“Everglades’ staff provided me with the knowledge and tools to expand my business viewpoint and further develop my coaching and leadership skills. The staff and faculty have all been top notch professionals that have provided me with exceptional support and guidance.”
Kelly Merino, 2008 Graduate, Boca Raton Campus
“This school has helped me better my life and my family's life as well. The staff is very well educated and explained everything extremely well.”
Muhammed Khaial, 2007 Boca Raton Graduate
“Attending Everglades University has been a positive experience for me. All the professors I have had at EU are the finest. My thesis committee professors were supreme in their fields of expertise and guidance throughout the process. The knowledge I gained from each class became instant tools in my profession. I am currently a Registered Nurse working as a Surgical Services Clinical Performance Improvement Consultant in a 300+ bed hospital. Learning has been a powerful way to earn a degree while still working full time. Everything is readily accessible to graduate students via the internet. I have gained tremendous knowledge throughout this journey.”
Audrey J. Wellham, 2008 Boca Raton Graduate
“When I decided to enter an MBA program, my reasons and motivation for doing so were simply to advance my career and to earn a degree. However, finishing the MBA Program while working full time required much dedication, hard work and sacrifices; and if I had to start from the beginning, I would do it all over again. The benefits from the program considerably out weighted my sacrifices. I have been encouraged and trained to explore outside my comfort zone. I became more confident as a person and as a professional. I have learned to face challenges head on with creative approaches and turn the challenges into opportunities. To say the least, the Everglades University MBA program has greatly exceeded my expectations in both quality and scope. It has expanded my knowledge and perception. The faculty and staff are exceptional people who are outstanding in their fields and always go beyond the role of teacher and act as mentors. I would recommend Everglades University to anyone who is looking for personal growth and true success.”
Vida Bistline, 2008 Sarasota Campus Graduate
“My experience over the last few years at Everglades University has been one of excitement. Each class brought me closer and closer to the next level of my aviation career. The instructors were great and the online classes were convenient. As I move on in my aviation career I will always know Everglades University helped pave the way to something great.
Kimble Hanna, 2011 Graduate, Boca Raton Campus
"At Everglades University the class subject materials were first rate, and the instructors were leaders in their fields, providing firsthand experience. My interaction with other students was fantastic, and I found myself learning a great deal from their fresh ideas and insights. Thanks EU for the wonderful, enlightening experience."
Les Weaver, 2009 Boca Raton Graduate
“This degree has opened doors for me I never would have been able to open.”
Albert Weatherbee, 2008 Boca Raton Graduate
“Attending classes at Everglades University fit my busy schedule perfectly. I was able to complete my degree program from anywhere and during anytime of the day or night, and I was able to do it while working full time as an airline pilot.”
Kenneth G. Davis, 2008 Boca Raton Graduate
“I have to thank all the University staff and classmates, as it is their efforts that have helped me to achieve my goal.”
Juan C. Montes 2008 Boca Raton Graduate
“I would recommend Everglades to any professional who is looking to advance their career while still working full time.”
Thomas H. Clark, 2008 Boca Raton Graduate
"When I retired from the Air Force, I wanted to take the next step in my education. I had considered several institutions but Everglades University really stood out. The focused, one course per month schedule and faculty with real-world industry experience were the key points in my decision to attend E.U. The admission and financial aid processes were effortless and my department chair took a personal interest in my progress. I thoroughly enjoyed every course I took because the instructors made them challenging and fun. There is no doubt in my mind; my bachelor degree from Everglades was the reason I was hired to work for a major aerospace corporation...before I graduated! Thanks Team Everglades!"
Scott Currie, 2005 Boca Raton Graduate
“The university fulfilled all my expectations and has provided a solid educational experience that will dramatically enhance my future employment advancements. The instructors were knowledgeable and thorough in their teachings and the classes were a wonderfully diverse composition of students. I highly recommend the courses and curriculum of Everglades University.”
Robert Cramsie, 2006 Sarasota Graduate
“I was skeptical, at first, about enrolling in an online degree. However, after speaking with the Everglades staff on the phone, my skepticism was laid to rest. After I became immersed in the Everglades experience, I was assured that I had found the right university. I am positive that my degree will open new doors and frontiers for my career and myself. In my opinion, Everglades University is greatest university ever and I am proud to be an alumni.”
Roland Gene Ayers Jr., 2006 Boca Raton Graduate
“Everglades University has provided me with the tools I needed to obtain my 4-year degree, while continuing to work full time. I feel my education has been very valuable to me, and that I am prepared to work in the field of aviation. I would recommend Everglades University to anyone that’s ready to finish their degree, and I’m so glad my husband referred them to me.”
Lorelei Bennasar, 2009 Orlando Graduate
“Everyone at EU has always been very helpful in anything I have needed.”
Sarah Ryder, 2011 Orlando Graduate
“My experience at Everglades University was fantastic! As an aviation student, Everglades University has prepared me to achieve my long term career goals.”
Wencil Miller, 2009 Orlando Graduate
"My experience at Everglades University has fostered a feeling of sincerity and respect. Respect for the professors as well as the other staff members. From the beginning, the staff of American Flyers College, now Everglades University, has been very helpful in helping me attain my educational goals. As a new 4-year University, they have tried their best to accommodate my personal needs as well as my professional needs. From helping me with financial aid issues, to just having a group of sincere individuals that care about their students so intimately, was quite astounding. I was not treated as a number, but as a person. My experience at Everglades University has also been met with people that I not only call my instructors but also my friends. The open door policy of the president as well as the faculty has lend way to facilitate a sense of caring and assurance that issues can and will be dealt with in a matter of utmost concern. I really do appreciate the help that I have gotten along the way, and hope that this will continue in the distant future."
Kirk M. Webster, 2002 Boca Raton Graduate
“If you are ready to continue an education, willing and ready to learn, I highly recommend EU. Thank you to all my professors and classmates for a truly exhilarating experience.”
Erik Balcome, 2009 Boca Raton Graduate
"Everglades University has provided me the opportunity to further my career, while still spending time with my family and friends. I have found the Business Administration program to be stimulating and rewarding, both in terms of its content and experience of taking online courses. The faculty and staff at Everglades University are exceptional, and have offered a comprehensive learning environment that has given me the confidence that I will need to fulfill obligations as an employee and to achieve personal growth."
Rebecca Shields, 2009 Boca Raton Graduate
“I would like to thank everyone that works with Everglades University that has made my education such a success. Everyone on campus was deeply concerned with the progress towards my Bachelor's Degree. If I ever had any questions, there was always someone right there to provide useful insight or steer me in the right direction.”
Christopher James Wilson, 2006 Sarasota Graduate
"I started working on my Bachelor’s Degree in 1980 when most of the current students were probably just learning to walk and talk. I loved going to school but, unfortunately, life always seemed to get in the way. I was a single mother of two who was working hard to make ends meet. I received a promotion, which required that I travel around the State of Florida hiring and training new employees. While the promotion was a good thing, the demands of travel required me to put my education on hold for almost 20 years.
In 2000, I finally found my way back to school. Everglades University seemed just the right choice for me as having a choice of online or on-campus classes fit right in to my busy work schedule. Life continued to get in the way. I survived a bout with Breast Cancer; I lost my precious father; and I have another demanding job. However, this time, with the encouragement from the Everglades University faculty and staff, I finally completed my Bachelor’s Degree at the age of 54.
I am the first person in my immediate family to earn a Bachelor’s Degree. In fact, I am the only one of my generation on either side of my family to do so. This makes me very proud. The graduation ceremony was very special to me. However, there were others in attendance who should be even prouder as they overcame obstacles greater than the ones I faced. It was an honor to be among their presence that day".
Carol Claremont, 2003 Boca Raton Graduate
“I chose EU because they were able to work with my busy schedule and I was still able to keep a good GPA and finish my degree. So many of my friends have not finished their degree due to work and family and I have been the one to be able to balance it all.”
Nicole A Vogiatzis, 2007 Sarasota Graduate
“I have learned so much at Everglades, that I am a different person. The best part is that I have an education that I can use to help others!”
Bethany Peralta, 2012 Graduate, Orlando Campus
“Everglades University has given me the ability to see things from a new, broader point of view. My self-esteem has risen and I look at life through enlightened eyes now.”
Luz Marina-Jusakos, 2012 Graduate, Orlando Campus
“The Alternative Medicine program [at EU] has changed my life by broadening the scope of my knowledge of medicine. The experiences I have had at EU have opened many doors for me and have guided me to new friends and new prospective that I will carry on to the next chapter of my life.”
Toni Valley, 2012 Graduate, Orlando Campus
“The education I have received at Everglades has changed my life in so many ways. I have gained an abundance of knowledge that has helped me get to the healthiest I have ever been. While doing so, I have also obtained the ability to educate others to do the same. It brings me a great sense of accomplishment to be able to make a difference in the health of others.”
Shannon L. Kennedy, 2012 Graduate, Orlando Campus
“Having been out of the classroom for 30 years, I began each course with trepidation. My instructors encouraged and buoyed me through the tough subjects with their confidence and expert instruction. Every professor was passionate about seeing me succeed and no matter what obstacle appeared they helped me overcome it successfully.”
Wanda Chavis, 2011 Graduate, Boca Raton
“I have an education that I value and the great experience of a small personal campus where I’ve always felt welcomed and comfortable.”
Sarah Ryder, 2011 Graduate, Orlando Campus
“I am proud to call myself a graduate of Everglades University.”
Sandra Hawk, 2011 Graduate, Boca Raton Campus
“The alternative medicine field encompasses a lot of mind-body health systems that state the importance of a healthy self-esteem. I developed a strong sense of self and have more confidence than I had three years ago.”
Hadasah Chapman, 2011 Graduate, Orlando Campus
“Attending Everglades University has shown me the path for the rest of my life. I entered the Alternative Medicine program with an understanding of the few natural concepts, and exited the program feeling so much more empowered with the knowledge that I have attained.”
Horace Mosley, 2011 Orlando Graduate
“I am beyond blessed to have found this program in Alternative Medicine at Everglades, and I hold many of my teachers in the highest regard.”
Diana Armbrust, 2010 Sarasota Graduate
“This school and its amazing professors have given me the tools that I need to be a service to those who are less fortunate. Thank you so much for providing the opportunity for me to make a real difference.”
Cassandra Floyd, 2009 Sarasota Campus Graduate
“Everglades University offers people the opportunity to expand their knowledge with the convenience of online education.”
Richmond Dickson, 2007 Boca Raton Graduate
“I have two wonderful kids and a great career but I wanted more education. Thanks to EU's online option, I was able to further my knowledge while enjoying my family and my job. My boss thinks I'm a genius, my clients have benefited, I have time for my life and I never miss a goodnight kiss.”
Kristie Gilbert, 2007 Boca Raton Graduate
“I came across Everglades University and fell in love with the alternative medicine program. I came here not sure of what to expect and now I am going on to be a Doctor of Chiropractic. Everglades University was the stepping stone that helped me realize my career goals and gave me a solid education to help me in my educational journey.”
Matthew King, 2007 Boca Raton Graduate
“Everglades University has given me the direction that I needed in my life. All of the staff and professors I have worked with have been the most wonderful, positive people. My life has changed in such an extreme way. EU was my light at the end of the tunnel.”
Kristin Troesch, 2007 Boca Raton Graduate
“For anyone who has a passion for pursuing a career in Alternative Medicine, I recommend taking the Alternative Medicine program at Everglades University. The material presented in the program is very comprehensive and will prepare the student to enter the health care industry as a qualified professional.”
Kathleen Pilgreen, 2006 Boca Raton Graduate
“I really enjoyed my EU experience. I made a lot of friends online and their input really enhanced my learning.”
Bonnie K. Smith, 2006 Boca Raton Graduate
“I chose EU because it provided me with a stronger foundation and understanding of Alternative Medicine, and the fact that it was available online made it accessible to me right away, while my interest was fresh.”
Dominick A. Piparo, 2006 Boca Raton Graduate
"I chose Everglades University because I was looking for a program that would be catering to the working student. I also wanted a school where you are more then just an ID number, you are actually a person with a name. I wanted a school with small class sizes and a unique academic program, all of which I found at Everglades University. "
Dori Pritikin (Robin), 2005 Boca Raton Graduate
“EU gave me the tools to complete the project as Construction Manager confidently, ethically, and in compliance.”
Nathan Rimkus, 2012 Graduate, Orlando Campus
“I have learned a wealth of knowledge and gained a lot of experience in the construction field. The University has enhanced my level of thinking and given me the ability to use what I have learned in the classroom to display in the field.”
Dwayne Simons, 2011 Graduate, Orlando Campus
“I have an extremely busy life and the flexible schedule at EU allowed me to complete my undergraduate degree while working full time. I really value my education from Everglades University and the staff and faculty made all the difference for me.”
Tyler Thomson, 2009 Sarasota Graduate
“The admissions staff was extremely informative and most helpful. Within one month of learning about Everglades University, I was enrolled as a full-time student in their construction management program. The courses, while challenging, afforded me the technical comprehension I was lacking in the construction industry. The professors at Everglades are not only erudite, but many possess real world experience in the courses they instruct. Additionally, they encourage their students with a motive that only comes from a genuine desire for students to achieve academic excellence and professional enrichment. Since my enrollment and subsequent matriculation from Everglades University, I have received a promotion from my employer and an invaluable confidence that is attributed to the fruition of my academic, professional, and personal life aspirations.”
Angela C. Beck, 2009 Boca Raton Graduate
“Everglades University’s online B.S. in Construction Management program was perfectly suited for me and the industry I was working in. The university’s staff was friendly and very helpful during the admission process. I enrolled and began attending classes in early 2006. I found the classes to be very challenging and the professors very enlightening in their lectures.”
Daniel G. Matthews, 2008 Boca Raton Campus Graduate
“Everglades University helped me grow as a person; by giving me the tools needed to earn a degree and the confidence to use these tools in my chosen field of Construction Management.”
Carl LeBoeuf, 2008 Boca Raton Campus Graduate
“Everglades University helped me grow as a person and a professional by providing me with a stronger foundation and understanding of Construction Management, and the confidence to utilize these tools in the field of construction management. The program provided me with the necessary knowledge and skills that work experience alone cannot provide”
Frantz Desir, 2009 Orlando Campus Graduate