UWF Executive Mentor Program continues to connect students with business leaders

The University of West Florida College of Business Executive Mentor Program welcomed its fourth class, matching 50 students with mentors from businesses throughout the Northwest Florida community. The Executive Mentor Program accepts new participants each fall and spring and provides mentors and mentees a unique space to learn from one another. Mentees work with executives […]

UWF alumni and friends create Holmes County Argonaut Scholarship

Alumni and friends of the University of West Florida and organizations in Holmes County, Florida have partnered to create a scholarship endowment for high school graduates to attend the University of West Florida. The goal of the Holmes County Argonaut Scholarship Program is to increase the number of students from the rural county attending the […]

UWF Alumni Association announces 2015-2016 National Alumni Board of Directors

The University of West Florida Alumni Association recently announced its 2015-2016 National Alumni Board of Directors. The Board consists of 11 members: Joel Balistreri ’98, Brett Barrow ’87, Jeff Bedenbaugh ’92 & ’02, Sonya Daniel ’14, Jennifer Hammond ’93 & ’95, Stephen Hester ’91, Kristie Kelley ’98 & ’99, Paul Pratofiorito ’81, Luke van Blaricom […]

UWF alumna receives Southern Criminal Justice Association award

University of West Florida alumna Kati Andrews was recently named the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Student award from the Southern Criminal Justice Association for her accomplishments at UWF. A committee from the association selected her from an array of nominees among criminal justice programs throughout the Southern region. “I’ve been to their conferences […]

Eglin Federal Credit Union endows legacy scholarships to UWF

The University of West Florida today announced two scholarship endowments from Eglin Federal Credit Union, to honor the legacy of distinguished leaders Joseph E. Majors, Sr. and Phipps McGee. “We sincerely thank Eglin Federal Credit Union for their generosity and investment in UWF,” said Dr. Brendan Kelly, VP for university advancement. “The gifts will enhance […]

UWF student addresses environmental issues through NASA DEVELOP Program

A University of West Florida alumna and current graduate student Talia Smith experienced the opportunity of a lifetime when she spent the summer participating in the NASA DEVELOP Program at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Smith, who earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and a certificate in geographic information systems, or GIS, […]

UWF College of Professional Studies recognizes alumni, community partners during Annual Showcase

The University of West Florida College of Professional Studies recently honored distinguished alumni and community partners at its 5th Annual Showcase, held at the UWF Conference Center. The event recognizes the College’s alumni who are doing great work in their fields; community partners who work closely with faculty and students to provide rich learning experiences, […]

UWF to host 14th annual Festival on the Green

The 14th annual Festival on the Green will return on April 4 and 5 at the University of West Florida. The free event draws crowds of more than 20,000 people of all ages, as they celebrate Pensacola’s rich history and diverse culture. The Festival features more than 20 different venues, including a Motorcycle Enthusiast Show; a […]

UWF Faculty Catalyst Initiative awards $30,000 for faculty research and creative activities

The University of West Florida’s newly established Faculty Catalyst Initiative, recently awarded $30,000 to highly productive faculty in the area of research and creative activities. The UWF Faculty Catalyst Initiative is a Pace Academic Development Award funded project that supports scholarly and creative projects and activities of successful UWF faculty. Of the 13 applications received […]

UWF MBA student places first in international business strategy competition

A University of West Florida MBA student recently earned the title of “Grand Champion” in the Best Strategy Invitational, a global competition that pits student teams against each other as they operate simulated athletic footwear companies. David Brinson, a December 2013 UWF graduate, competed against nine student teams from Florida, Alabama, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Canada and more […]

UWF College of Business to host Women in Leadership: Designing Your Future

The University of West Florida College of Business Executive Mentor Program will host Women in Leadership: Designing Your Future on Friday, Feb. 7 at 12 p.m. in the UWF Conference Center on the main Pensacola campus. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. The conference will feature thought-provoking session presentations and panel discussions from recognized thought-leaders. Attendees will gain knowledge about […]

UWF honors University and community leaders during Fall Commencement

The University of West Florida is hosting its Fall 2013 Commencement today at the Pensacola Bay Center, where a total of 963 students will receive bachelor’s, master’s, specialist or doctoral degrees. During the morning ceremony, UWF President Judy Bense recognized two leaders who have made a significant impact on the University and Northwest Florida. Jerry L. Maygarden, […]